Media Advisory

May 29, 2001

What: A lecture by a prize-winning reporter and acclaimed author.

Who: Bryan Burrough, a former reporter for "The Wall Street Journal" and author of the the best-selling book, "Barbarians at the Gate." Burrough was recently inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2001, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: The Wilson Alumni Center

Background: In 1990, "The Barbarians at the Gate" reached number one on the New York Times best-seller list. The book described the deal of the century - the takeover battle for RJR Nabisco. His next book, "Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra," (1993), recounted a campaign by American Express executives to discredit Safra, an international banker. His latest book, "Dragonfly: NASA and Crisis Aboard Mir," Burrough dramatizes the three-year team effort between Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts on the Soviet space station.


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