Kerry Packer: Tall Tales and True Stories


Kerry Packer was instrumental in shaping Australia's media landscape and culture. For 30 years he controlled television’s perennial ratings leader Channel Nine, and a large percentage of the nation’s most influential magazines. So much of what Australians watched, read and believed came through the prism of this larger-than-life man. Beneath all the billionaire clutter, Kerry Packer had plenty in common with the average Jo: a cheeky humour, a competitive drive, deep love for his kids, a passion for sports and movies. In business, Kerry Packer would fight to the last dollar in a deal. Yet the same man would take his private jet to Las Vegas and lose more than $20 million in a week – then read more

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ISBN:

9781742708508

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

Weight:

300g

RRP:

$26.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Stahl

Michael Stahl worked as a journalist for Wheels and The Australian Financial Review for 10 years prior to freelancing. He has won numerous writing awards, including Motoring Journalist of the Year in 1998 and the magazine industry association Publishers Australia Journalist of the Year in 2011. During 2000–2004 Michael lived in Paris, where he was a columnist and contributor to UK and US magazines. Though Michael is best-known as a motoring