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This book is presented in four parts: a history of the Murdoch empire and the man himself; a history and character study of his three children by his second wife (who are the ones most involved in or around his business); a history of the illegal activities (such as phone hacking and corruption) by parts of the Murdoch press; and a description of the fallout of the illegal activities for the corporation and the Murdochs themselves. This part also deals with who might run what when Rupert is no longer in charge.
While the whole book is good for me the best part by far was part III which described the illegal activities and the attempted cover up. Some of this was gripping and I had to force myself to stop listening just so I could get some sleep before work the next day! The callousness and arrogance was mind boggling at times. Parts I and II were also interesting especially reading about the capabilities and characters of his children.
I've been a fan of Paul Barry ever since reading The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer and have also enjoyed his stints on Media Watch.This book another great addition to his work and is well worth your money.