The House of Getty

The House of Getty

by Russell Miller


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ISBN-13: 9781448217526
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.79(w) x 7.88(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Russell Miller is a prize-winning journalist and the author of eleven previous books. He was born in east London in 1938 and began his career in journalism at the age of sixteen. While under contract to the Sunday Times Magazine he won four press awards and was voted Writer of the Year by the Society of British Magazine Editors. His book Magnum, on the legendary photo agency, was described by John Simpson as 'the best book on photo-journalism I have ever read', and his oral histories of D-Day, Nothing Less than Victory, and SOE, behind the lines were widely acclaimed, both in Britain and in the United States as is Ten Days in May, The People's Story of VE Day.

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House of Getty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
brianinbuffalo on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It was J. Paul Getty III who once proclaimed: "Pity the rich. In terms of living, they are beggars." These words from the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty ring true in this engrossing biography. Granted, it's a bit heavy on Getty's bedroom escapades, and perhaps a bit too light on his boardroom pursuits. Still, journalist Miller effectively chronicles the toll that wealth can take on a family. One especially strong section involves the 1973 kidnapping of Getty's 16-year-old grandson. Miller skillfully takes us behind the crime scheme where the boy waited in terror as his family bargained with the kidnappers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm no richer by reading this book, but not devoriced either. How great it would have been to spend some time with him.