Books are published
Two years later
Two popular books are published about the takeover:
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
By Burrough, Bryan, and John Helyar.
New York: Harper & Row, 1990. (Made into a TV movie in 1993)
True Greed: What Really Happened in the Battle for RJR Nabisco, By Lampert, Hope.
New York: New American Library, 1990.
Since these books focus more on the personalities involved instead of a legal or economic analysis of the takeover, they would be of limited use in academic research.
|Popular Book Characteristics|
|WRITTEN BY:||Journalists, professional writers, sometimes scholars|
|TIMELINESS:||Selected by editors for sales potential|
|TIMELINESS:||Not as up-to-date as newspaper or business periodical articles|
|CONTENT:||Provides a detailed, in-depth narrative of the story. May or may not include footnotes and references.|
|TYPE OF SOURCE:||Secondary, unless the book is a personal account written by one of the participants|