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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

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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
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Tom D. C
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murdoch, Keith Arthur
  • Journalists
  • Newspaper publishing
Target audience
adult
Label
Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D.C. Roberts
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Publication
Note
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by University Queensland Press, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057317158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xx, 774 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458794482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Before Rupert : Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, Tom D.C. Roberts
Publication
Note
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by University Queensland Press, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057317158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xx, 774 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458794482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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