The Resource Maxwell, the outsider, Tom Bower

Maxwell, the outsider, Tom Bower

Label
Maxwell, the outsider
Title
Maxwell, the outsider
Statement of responsibility
Tom Bower
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Robert Maxwell was driven by an obsession to be remembered by posterity, to create and re-create his own life in order to become part of the Establishment. Tom Bower's compelling portrait, the subject of numerous libel suits brought by Maxwell in Britain before his death, is now published for the first time--in a thoroughly updated edition--in the United States. It provides a fascinating look at the man who was relentless in his attempts to obtain media power and
  • Respectability, attempts that would eventually destroy him. Born into a life of poverty, an outsider forever trying to get in, Robert Maxwell was plagued by a deep sense of alienation. His career as publisher, printer, politician, financier, industrialist, and tycoon extraordinary was charged with both magnificent coups and controversial setbacks. He built his fortune on a mixture of engineered leaks and secrecy at the expense of long-term stability. Accused of
  • Everything from creative bookkeeping to outright fraud, Maxwell withstood each debacle until the end, surviving troubles that would have felled a less determined personality. Bower describes the many suspect strategies of Maxwell's business dealings while he was alive and the disintegration of his empire after his death, focusing along the way on Maxwell's often nebulous business dealings and his immense skills at bullying and deception. Beginning with Maxwell's early
  • Years, Bower describes in depth the period after World War II during which Maxwell made a fortune out of barter deals and the export of scientific journals from Germany, which became the basis for his Pergamon Press flagship; the Pergamon-Leasco affair in the late 1960s (involving two millionaires, Maxwell and Saul Steinberg), an ill-fated takeover deal that fell apart with Maxwell declared unfit to hold office in a public company; and his revival of the loss-making
  • British Printing Corporation. The author explains Maxwell's numerous acquisitions and his competitive obsession with Rupert Murdoch. We learn of the mysteries surrounding Maxwell's private banking in Liechtenstein, his strange links with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the notorious "Mirrorgate" affair and Maxwell's close relationship with Israel. Going beyond recent media coverage, the author provides up-to-the-minute facts on missing corporate assets and pension
  • Funds as well as the nefarious share-support schemes. In this powerful biography, Tom Bower comes as close as anyone ever will to understanding Robert Maxwell and his demons
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bower, Tom
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z325.M394
LC item number
B69 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Maxwell, Robert
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Mass media
  • Entreprises de presse
  • Presse
  • Mass media
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Great Britain
Label
Maxwell, the outsider, Tom Bower
Link
https://archive.org/details/maxwelloutsider000bowe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 539 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670846542
Lccn
92007749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411794
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411794
Label
Maxwell, the outsider, Tom Bower
Link
https://archive.org/details/maxwelloutsider000bowe
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 539 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670846542
Lccn
92007749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411794
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411794

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