The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate

Book - 1996
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In a stunning display of the art of storytelling, reminiscent of his blockbuster novel Kane and Able, Jeffrey Archer creates two extraordinary protagonists, whose life stories could have been taken from today's headlines, and pits them against each other as each strives to be the first to establish a global media empire. Archer plots with skill and keeps you turning the pages.--Boston Globe.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1996
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060175184
0060175184
Branch Call Number: FIC Arche 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 549 p
Alternative Title: 4th estate

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janwishart
Jun 11, 2015

Clearly a fictionalized version of Rubert Murdoch and Robert Maxwells rise to fame. Good saga.

path111 Jun 20, 2014

Gripping in the beginning chapters. A boy from a poor family is mentored by a merchant to draw out his native talent in business. He is savvy enough to see the threat to his family and life and endures suffering to flee the advancing Nazi army.

On the other side of the world, a privileged boy in an elite school develops his own brand of getting ahead at any cost. Both purchase newspapers and eventually face off in competition and destruction.

What starts strong bogs down in more and more of the same. Sometimes the self serving nature of the principal two characters reveals itself in surprising ways, but for hundreds of pages it seems more and more of the same. After really enjoying "Cain and Abel", this story began at a similar pace but soon lost steam.

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cookiebear174
Mar 03, 2012

another fabulous book by Jeffrey Archer. this is about 2 guys who fight for the rights to be the guy who holds the biggest newspaper companies in the world.

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