Shades of Black: Conrad Black and the World's Fastest Growing Press Empire

Shades of Black: Conrad Black and the World's Fastest Growing Press Empire

by Richard Siklos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788156845

ISBN-13: 9780788156847

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

Siklos recreates & analyses the deals that built an empire & delves into the colorful, complex world of one of businesss most fascinating enigmas. Is Black simply the latest Canadian to mine power & influence from the ruins of Fleet Street, a successor to the traditions of Lord Beaverbrook & Lord Thomson? Is he the savior of a crumbling industry, or will he be one of

Overview

Siklos recreates & analyses the deals that built an empire & delves into the colorful, complex world of one of businesss most fascinating enigmas. Is Black simply the latest Canadian to mine power & influence from the ruins of Fleet Street, a successor to the traditions of Lord Beaverbrook & Lord Thomson? Is he the savior of a crumbling industry, or will he be one of its victims? Or is he another Rupert Murdock, determined to transform a newspaper base into a worldwide information colossus? Provides a revealing, objective & highly entertaining study of the outspoken, hyper-literate mogul & his media obsession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788156847
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Prologue7
1 Early Days15
2 Coming of Age38
3 Boy Wonder56
4 Blacklash80
5 The House Black Bought114
6 Waking the Giant, Drowning the Kittens143
7 Citizen Black163
8 Uprising192
9 The Proprietor211
10 Australia's Newest Press Baron234
11 Media Merger275
12 All Over the Map295
13 Man of Letters325
14 Absolute Bunkum from A to Z348
15 The Price of Success369
Epilogue391
Afterword401
Acknowledgements409
Notes and Sources412
SelectBibliography454
Copyright Acknowledgements456
Index457

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