Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Business

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Wiley, Oct 24, 2002 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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"Cable Cowboy is a first-rate work by a first-rate reporter-excellent, original research on a topic that deserves it."
-Bryan Burrough
author of Barbarians at the Gate, and Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard MIR

"With skill and precision, author Mark Robichaux paints a portrait of a man who is both fox and lamb, cunningly ruthless and surprisingly genuine. . . . We get to watch a man who plays chess against opponents who merely play checkers. And we get a really good read."
-Ken Auletta
author of World War 3.0: Microsoft Vs. the U.S. Government, and the Battle to Rule the Digital Age and Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

"John Malone's remarkable climb [is] a tale worthy of a great cinematic Western. For the first time, we get a sharp picture of the man behind the mogul, an unflinching portrait of one of the business world's sharpest dealmakers. I dare you to put it down."
-Tom King
author of The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood

"Robichaux has provided a smart assessment of the cable industry through the wild narrative of John Malone. . . . and turned it into a tale that manages to be both colorful and informative."
-Walter Isaacson
Chairman, CNN, and author of Kissinger: A Biography

"A terrific saga of American enterprise-how lonely wires on windswept hillsides were stretched and spun into the Information Superhighway-as seen through the remarkable career of cable television's greatest entrepreneur."
-David Von Drehle
author of Among the Lowest of the Dead: Inside Death Row

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Robichaux, an editor of the Wall Street Journal's "Weekend" section, covered cable television for the paper from 1989 to 2001. Here he draws on interviews and published sources to produce a well ... Read full review

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Mark Robichaux
Currently an editor at The Wall Street Journal, Mark Robichaux has been a reporter with the paper from 1989 to 2001. For six years, he covered the cable television industry. A former fellow with the Media Studies Center, Mark Robichaux lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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