Vanity Fair Publishes Second E-Book: 'Rupert Murdoch, The Master Mogul of Fleet Street'
(Press Release) New York, N.Y, July 29, 2011—Editor Graydon Carter has collected 20 stories from the pages of Vanity Fair for the magazine's second e-book—"Rupert Murdoch, The Master Mogul of Fleet Street"—a probing, behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at the embattled News Corp. chairman whose media empire is straining under the pressure of a growing phone-hacking scandal.
Tracing the rise of the ultimate media baron and illuminating the roots of his current predicament, "Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street" paints a truly intimate portrait of Murdoch from his days commanding tabloids on London's Fleet Street to his cunning maneuvers on Wall Street, from his acquisition of 20th Century Fox to his launch of Fox News.
Available for immediate download via Kindle and Nook, this is the perfect primer for readers who want to place Murdoch and the present crisis in context.
"It is Shakespearean in detail and scope ... " writes Carter in his introduction. The e-book includes stories going back to 1984, and up through the current scandal, by Vanity Fair contributing editors Bryan Burrough, Sarah Ellison, Edward Klein, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff, among others.
"Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street" is available for $3.99 from Barnes & Noble's NOOK Bookstore and the Amazon.com Kindle Store. Also available is Vanity Fair's inaugural e-book, "The Best of Vanity Fair: Elizabeth Taylor."
The table of contents is below.
Introduction/,/ by Graydon Carter
I. ALL IN THE FAMILY
Murdoch Blood, Murdoch Empire, by Sarah Lyall
Scions in Love (Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud), by Judith Newman
The Secrets of His Succession, by Michael Wolff
II. THE NEWSPAPERMAN, PART I
In Cold Type (Murdoch Buys the Chicago Sun-Times), by Garry Wills
Murdoch and Me, by Andrew Neil
Paper Lions (Zuckerman's Daily News versus Murdoch's Post),/ by Edward Klein
The Gossip Behind the Gossip (An Oral History of "Page Six"), by Frank DiGiacomo