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John Birt: The Harder Path Hardcover – 21 Oct 2002

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group; First Edition, First Impression edition (21 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316860190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316860192
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 5.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 539,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Nothing in this very readable and important book changes my feelings... he became... a great loss to British broadcasting. But do read it, I might be wrong.' -- Michael Grade, The Guardian, October 26 2002

'Readers of this well and carefully crafted volume will be left in no doubt of Birt's qualitites.' -- David Mellor, The Mail on Sunday, November 24 2002

'a good read…a mandatory text for students of broadcasting' -- Roger Mosey, The Business, October 27 2002

'fascinating memoir by the man who was arguably the most radical director general since Reith' -- Jean Seaton, Ariel, October 29 2002

'the stories of Panorama’s Princess Diana interview and his lovers’ tiff with Michael Grade…are strong on narrative and personalities…an enjoyable read' -- Peter Bazalgette, The Observer, 27 October 2002

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John Birt is now a special adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. After a controversial and dynamic career in television culminating in the Director-Generalship of the BBC, he was made a Life Peer in 2000.

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