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Books are published

Two years later


Two popular books are published about the takeover:

Cover of book "Barbarians at the Gate - the fall of RJR Nabisco"

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)

And, another:
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
AUDIENCE: General public
TIMELINESS: Selected by editors for sales potential
AUTHOR: Journalists
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

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