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The Resource Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D. C. Roberts

Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D. C. Roberts

Label
Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty
Title
Before Rupert
Title remainder
Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Tom D. C. Roberts
Title variation
Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's greatest regret was that he had let his father down. Popular history views Sir Keith Murdoch (1885 - 1952) as a fearless war correspondent, author of a brave, censor-evading letter that led to the evacuation of the Anzac force from Gallipoli. A principled journalist and dedicated family man who left a single provincial newspaper to Rupert on his death. This benign reputation is unsurprising. The two previously published biographies of Keith were Murdoch family commissions: works carefully crafted to present a selective and flattering view of the man. But is there another side to the story of Keith's success and the origins of News Corporation? Before Rupert is an unflinching prequel to the saga of the Murdoch family's rise to power. In a quest to understand the Murdoch mythology, historian Tom Roberts draws on an unparalleled range of interviews, correspondence and archival sources to trace the genesis of the family's involvement with the newspaper industry and their influence. Before Rupert explores how Keith Murdoch ruthlessly navigated a network of connections and exploited the hidden intersection of press and power to gain ultimate control over Australia's media and political landscapes. With controversial revelations - of secret engagements, First World War propaganda operations, the promotion of eugenics, and the sensationalising of a schoolgirl's murder leading to the execution of an innocent man - this book shows how by Rupert's birth a pattern for the ruthless exercise of power through an expanding media chain had been set, a course that is still followed to this day. 'In this engrossing study Tom Roberts draws on a remarkable range of sources, many for the first time, to show how Keith Murdoch succeeded in his ambition.' Stuart Macintyre, author of The History Wars
Writing style
Award
National Biography Award (Australia), 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480469
Cataloging source
ANL
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Roberts, Tom D. C
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murdoch, Keith Arthur Sir
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty
Label
Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D. C. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published October 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A different path -- Finding his voice -- Sacred myths -- Hearts and minds, and bodies -- A romance in the air -- The prince and the pressman -- Lessons from a madman -- Healthy competition -- Kingmaker -- A media empire -- A girdle round about the earth -- Murdoch's young men -- After Keith
Control code
000054872289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 372 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780702253782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)911178241
Label
Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D. C. Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published October 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A different path -- Finding his voice -- Sacred myths -- Hearts and minds, and bodies -- A romance in the air -- The prince and the pressman -- Lessons from a madman -- Healthy competition -- Kingmaker -- A media empire -- A girdle round about the earth -- Murdoch's young men -- After Keith
Control code
000054872289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 372 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780702253782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)911178241

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