Bryan Burrough, author of Barbarians at the Gate and a Texan himself, traces the accumulation of almost unimaginable wealth by four Texas families during the 1920s.
The families then used their fortunes to influence commerce, culture, and politics -- most notably, by financing the modern conservative movement.
Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair, and the author of three books, Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (With John Helyar), Dragonfly: An Epic Adventure of Survival in Outer Space, and Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra.
A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. He lives in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Marla and their two sons.