The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 2, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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From the author of Fire and Fury, this irresistible account 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.

If Rupert Murdoch isn’t making headlines, he’s busy buying the media outlets that generate them. His News Corp. holdings—from the New York Post, Fox News, and 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.
 

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Contents

The Butterfly Effect
15
Around the Corner
51
Opposing Families
85
The Outsider
115
His Art
141
The Eight1esBus1ness Guys
161
Its a Tabloid World 197
225
Rupertisln
255
The Nineties The 1na7 ing Mr I
287
Rupert in Love 51 7
389
Endnotes 404
419
Bibliography
430
Index 15
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Michael Wolff has received numerous awards for his work, including two National Magazine Awards. He has been a regular columnist for Vanity FairNew YorkThe Hollywood Reporter, British GQUSA Today, and The Guardian. He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Fire and Fury, Burn Rate and The Man Who Owns the News. He lives in Manhattan and has four children.

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