It Ain't as Easy as it Looks: Ted Turner's Amazing Story

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Crown Publishers, 1993 - Businessmen - 468 pages
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"Ted Turner, America's maverick billionaire, is best known as the cable television magnate whose uncanny business sense has made CNN more profitable today than any of the three major networks. But Turner's achievements are limitless, and his reputation as a world-class yachtsman, sports impresario, and connoisseur of women is legendary. And his fairy-tale marriage to Jane Fonda has only enhanced his charismatic persona." "Turner's competitive instincts are always in play. He has set ocean racing records that will never be equaled, including an impressive America's Cup win in 1977. He bought the Atlanta Braves in 1976 and transformed them from a losing team into National League pennant winners. He has revolutionized the broadcast news industry, in the process rewriting the very definition of news from something that has happened to something that is happening. And he has become a one-man diplomatic corps with access, thanks to CNN's enormous influence, almost anywhere. Incredibly, no one has written the story of this amazing man. Until now." "It Ain't as Easy as It Looks cuts through the gossip and folk tales to explore the real Ted Turner - the man who has overcome an abusive childhood and manic depression to accomplish more than even he had thought possible - with the depth, perception, and unflinching honesty that are embodied by the man himself."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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IT AIN'T AS EASY AS IT LOOKS: Ted Turner's Amazing Story

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A gossipy but enlightening rundown on the madcap mogul whose contrarian approach to broadcast media has made him a billionaire and left big tracks across the globe. In recounting how Robert Edward ... Read full review

It ain't as easy as it looks: Ted Turner's amazing story

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Perhaps Bibb, former White House correspondent for Newsweek , can't be blamed for the insidious lack of focus in this biography; it may merely reflect the manifold and manic energy of his subject. The ... Read full review


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