The House Of Packer. The Making Of A Media Empire

Griffen Foley Bridget

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Allen And Unwin
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 1999
Edition: First Edition

Description: 398 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Australias richest man, Kerry Packer, came to the helm of Australian Consolidated Press a quarter of a century ago; in recent years his son, James, has begun taking over the reins of the dynasty. But despite the legendary reputation of Kerry Packer and his father Sir Frank, and the popular fascination with young James, the story of how Australian Consolidated Press came to be the behemoth it is today has never been told. This is the first book ever written about the creation of one of Australias foremost media empires. ACP was the result of an unlikely partnership between Frank Packer, the son of a brilliant but controversial newspaper executive, and E. G. Theodore, a former Labor Premier and Federal Treasurer. The House of Packer tells how their piratical activities provided the capital for the launch of the spectacularly successful Womens Weekly in 1933 and then the acquisition of the Daily Telegraph, the Nine Television network, the Bulletin and Cleo. The House of Packer presents a riveting account of the internal feuds which periodically convulsed the empire; the rumbustious, bohemian journalistic atmosphere inspired by Sid Deamer, Brian Penton and Cyril Pearl; the activities of other renowned editorial figures such as George Warnecke, David McNicoll, Donald Horne and Ita Buttrose; Sir Franks feudal managerial style; the exit of the Theodore family; the emergence of Clyde and Kerry Packer; and the sale of the Telegraphs to Rupert Murdoch in 1972. This book also examines a series of often bizarre industrial disputes; tells how the companys political stance inspired savage attacks from both sides of politics; and charts the vigorous, and at times highly amusing, rivalry with the Fairfax and Murdoch dynasties. For better or for worse, the House of Packer has made, and continues to make, a considerable contribution to Australias public culture. Here is how it all began.

ISBN: 9781864488821


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