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Man bites Murdoch : four decades in print, six days in court

Author: Bruce Guthrie
Publisher: Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bruce Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbournes gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers. Then just as he claimed one of the industries most glittering prizes, he fell foul of Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen. What would any self-respecting Broadmeadows boy do? Sue them of course.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Bruce Guthrie; Bruce Guthrie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Guthrie
ISBN: 9780522858167 0522858163
OCLC Number: 663900581
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 354 pages, [16] leave of plates (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Rupert comes to town --
And the winner is ... --
The dismissal --
'Hi, I'm Rupert Murdoch ... ' --
Broady boys --
Read all about it --
'Jump, boy, jump' --
Death in the afternoon --
Rocky Mountain high --
The downhill run --
Off to war --
Out of the red, into the black ... --
TV or not TV? --
Not your everyday newspaper --
The poisoned chalice --
'If the boss rings, can you get his name?' --
Drip, drip, drip --
Outnumbered --
New York, New York --
Bound for Botany Bay --
The firm --
'An opportunity has come up ... ' --
Coming to grips --
Change partners --
Storm clouds --
The sting --
Fighting back --
Guthrie v news limited --
Here comes the enemy --
Checkmaaate! --
Harsh judgements --
Paper cuts.
Responsibility: Bruce Guthrie.

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Bruce Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbourne's gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers, to become a foreign correspondent and then one  Read more...

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"[A] juicy account of how Guthrie was boned by News and successfully (and rather lucratively) sued for unfair dismissal." --Crikey.com

 
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