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RUPERT MURDOCH, The Master Mogul of Fleet Street: 24 Tales from the Pages of Vanity Fair [Kindle Edition]

Michael Wolff , Bryan Burrough , James Wolcott , Graydon Carter , Sarah Ellison

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Book Description

He came, he built, he bullied, he bought—all while creating the world’s most powerful media empire. But at the age of 81, with his underlings ensnared in a perilous and very public phone-hacking scandal, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch saw his empire begin to totter.

Collected here in this no-holds-barred Vanity Fair e-book are 24 stories from the pages of the magazine, tracing the rise of the ultimate media baron and illuminating the roots of his current predicament. Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street paints a truly intimate portrait of Murdoch from his days commanding tabloids on London’s Fleet Street to his cunning maneuvers on Wall Street, from his acquisition of 20th Century Fox to his launch of Fox News. These classic, deeply reported stories from Vanity Fair—by Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, Frank DiGiacomo, Sarah Ellison, Edward Klein, Sarah Lyall, Kim Masters, Andrew Neil, Judith Newman, John Ortved, William Shawcross, James Verini, Garry Wills, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff—contain narratives of fortune and folly, bruising competition and blind ambition, family struggles and corporate intrigue. This compendium reinforces the recent observation of “Vanity Fair has…become the home of the best financial journalism in the world of magazines.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1988 KB
  • Print Length: 463 pages
  • Publisher: Vanity Fair (13 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F0RSN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big collection trumps big biography 20 Dec. 2011
By Freaky Franky - Published on
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The collected-essay/ article approach has certain advantages over the big biography, where a single author can get bogged down in detail or become obsessed with the subject and lose objectivity. The variety and depth of this collection - an estimated 423 pages - is big, but far from boring. These articles and book extracts are well researched and written in a palette of engaging styles. One of the real pleasures of these stories by different authors is that the reader gets to see Rupert and his dynastic heirs from multiple angles developing across the decades. Some incidents you encounter again and again in these Kindle pages, but always from a different viewpoint or writing style, which furnishes the incident with increasing layers of vividness. My only criticism is that the Vanity Fair authors are, by default, predominately American, with the exception of a few Brits, and that some of these authors stumble with the Australian details of Murdoch's rise to power, whether it be the difference between rugby league and rugby union or Sarah Lyall, in her opening article from 1997, wrongly claiming that it was in Melbourne where a young Rupert Murdoch "picked up the pieces of his father's dreams." In fact, it was Sydney where Rupert made a name for himself and dug his father's company out of debt. He accomplished this through a trial by fire at the now defunct Sydney Daily Mirror (a paper, I notice, that has been brought back to life in a recent novel called Suction by Tony McGowan). The Sydney Daily Mirror was the afternoon tabloid where Murdoch cut his teeth and polished those devious business skills of his, and so its general absence from this collection is lamentable. These, however, are minor quibbles. There are today some two dozen biographies dedicated to Rupert Murdoch floating around the market. This e-book appears to trump most of them in entertainment and insightfulness. What's more, it's an absolute bargain.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating study of hubris of Murdoch 24 Oct. 2012
By Candace Drimmer - Published on
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A collection of essays from Vanity Fair, these are a fascinating forensic study of the hubris that has gone into the Murdoch empire and the Hacking Fiasco in the UK (and maybe in the USA, still being investigated). For anyone who ever thought the press was up to no good, some are (not all, or even most).
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected 31 Aug. 2011
By IvyB5O5 - Published on
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l'm enjoying this much more than I thought I would and unexpectantly revising my attitude about this family along the way.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 8 Oct. 2014
By Janet Blakley - Published on
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Just as I my opinion this guy can't begin to relate to the normal person.
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