Rupert Murdoch

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This is a reprint of a previously published book. It deals with the life of Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul.
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Overview

This is a reprint of a previously published book. It deals with the life of Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Interviewing employees, competitors, friends and Murdoch himself, but relying heavily on financial-press quotes, Tuccille quietly chronicles the dazzling career of a peripatetic family man who, in business, he shows, is taciturn, workaholic and a monumentally high-stakes gambler well ahead of the game so far,'' said PW. (Jan.)
Library Journal
This biography of Murdoch paints a far more sympathetic picture of the media baron than other recent titles, including Thomas Kiernan's Citizen Murdoch ( LJ 10/15/86) and Michael Leapman's Arrogant Aussie ( LJ 6/15/85). Tuccille, author of Trump (Donald I. Fine, 1985) and Wall Street Blues ( LJ 6/1/88), includes details of ``scores of interviews with sources.'' Unfortunately, many editors, associates, writers, and friends spoke off the record and remain anonymous. Murdoch's holdings in the United States alone include TV Guide , the Boston Herald, the Star , Harper & Row, Fox Broadcasting, and WNYW-TV in New York. Those interested in ``the Citizen Kane of our time,'' his current dealings and dollar figures, and his impact on the mass media and sensationalistic press will find some intriguing tidbits here, and this certainly should be in mass communication and popular collections. But for the definitive, balanced portrait, look elsewhere.-- Jo Cates, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Booknews
Updated edition of a previously published (1989) chronicle of the media baron focuses on the financial practices that have allowed Murdoch to triple his holdings to a staggering $12 billion since 1986. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587982248
  • Publisher: Beard Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerome Tuccille

Jerome Tuccille is the author of more than twenty books covering a wide range of topics; his biographies include Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World's Most Powerful Banker; Rupert Murdoch; and Trump. Tuccille is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Investment Services, and has taught at the New School of Social Research in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xiii
Part 1 Press Baron 1
Part 2 Star Wars 107
Part 3 Media Lord 185
Postscript 265
Appendix 271
Index 281
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