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If Rupert Murdoch isn t making headlines, he s busy buying the media outlets that generate them.
Michael Wolff, a columnist for VANITY FAIR and two-time National Magazine Award winner, is one of America's most influential writers about media, culture, and politics. He is a regular commentator for CNBC, and well as for numerous other US news programs. In 2003, he achieved international recognition for his dispatches from the Persian Gulf as the Iraq War began. He is the author of four books, including AUTUMN OF THE MOGULS and BURN RATE. He lives in New York.
For this biography of the owner of the New York Post, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair columnist Wolff had access to all the players in Murdoch's life, on both the family and the business ends, and interviewed Murdoch himself several times throughout the years. Wolff's story is intimate, intriguing, and told on a grand scale. For all this, Don Leslie's (American Prince) reading gives listeners a sense of intimacy. Recommended. [The Broadway hc appeared in December; audio clip available through www.randomhouse.com/audio.-Ed.]-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, -Florence Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.