The Fall of the House of Beaverbrook - Chester Lewis; Jonathan Fenby;André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Not so long ago Beaverbrook Newspapers seemed to be one of the world’s most impregnable press empires. In the hands of its indomitable founder, the Canadian millionaire Lord Beaverbrook, it became an immensely powerful instrument of persuasion and propaganda. More than any other press baron, ‘The Beaver’, as he was known by friends and enemies alike, bore responsibility for the brutally competitive ‘Fleet Street Jungle’. Yet within thirteen years of his death, the empire that The Beaver had created verged on collapse. His son, Sir Max Aitken, and grandson, Maxwell, found themselves in the midst of a commercial whirlwind that threatened to engulf the dynasty. In 1977 they abandoned an unequal struggle and, after an extraordinary series of negotiations with such contenders as Vere Harmsworth, Rupert Murdoch, ‘Tiny’ Rowland and Sir James Goldsmith, sold out to Trafalgar House, a financial conglomerate with no previous experience in the publishing business. The Fall of the House of Beaverbrook chronicles the full story of the takeover in all its lurid detail.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 256
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