The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 2, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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If Rupert Murdoch isn’t making headlines, he’s busy buying the media outlets that generate the headlines. His News Corp. holdings—from the New York Post, Fox News, and most recently The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few—are vast, and his power is unrivaled. So what makes a man like this tick? Michael Wolff gives us the definitive answer in The Man Who Owns the News.

With unprecedented access to Rupert Murdoch himself, and his associates and family, Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of Murdoch's $70 billion media kingdom. In intimate detail, he probes the Murdoch family dynasty, from the battles that have threatened to destroy it to the reconciliations that seem to only make it stronger. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews, he offers accounts of the Dow Jones takeover as well as plays for Yahoo! and Newsday as they’ve never been revealed before.

Written in the irresistible stye that only an award-winning columnist for Vanity Fair can deliver, The Man Who Owns the News offers an exclusive glimpse into a man who wields extraordinary power and influence in the media on a worldwide scale—and whose family is being groomed to carry his legacy into the future.

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User Review  - The American Conservative - Goodreads

'The hard writerly chore of trying to imagine a soul where none may exist has pluses and minuses. On the plus side, Wolff is a shrewd and dazzling writer who has engaged in media ownership himself. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy Allington - Goodreads

I wanted to give this no stars. I had to give it one as a minimum. How on earth this was accepted for publication is beyond my comprehension. The book has no seeming order. it starts on the Dow Jones ... Read full review


The Butterfly Effect
Around the Corner
Opposing Families
The Outsider
His Art
The Eight1esBus1ness Guys
Its a Tabloid World 197
The Nineties The 1na7 ing Mr I
Rupert in Love 51 7
Endnotes 404
Index 15

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About the author (2008)

Michael Wolf was born in Munich in 1954. From 1955 until 1973 he lived in the USA but quit his studies at the University of California in Berkeley to study photography at the Folkwangschule Essen with Otto Steinert. He then worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines and companies. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong as contract photographer for Asia. At present he is working on long-term projects of his own.

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