The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond
By (author) Paul Barry
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Rise and Fall of Alan Bond by Paul Barry
Book DescriptionWhen Alan Bond won the America's Cup in 1983, Australia celebrated and welcomed him as a hero. Now, seven years later, the nation's most famous entrepreneur has become almost a villain. His empire is in ruins, he owes billions of dollars to the banks, and a special investigation has started into his business dealings. THE RISE AND FALL OF ALAN BOND is the story of how we made this man a hero and why he fell from grace. It is also the story of an era-- when Greed was Good; when banks blindly lent billions of dollars to Australia's high-flying entrepreneurs to build their paper empires. Smiling, loud-mouthed, uncomplicated, almost always cheerful, Alan Bond was a rags-to-riches success, a role model for young Australians. The poor immigrant-turned-signwriter who became a multi-millionaire was living proof that, for those who worked hard and believed in themselves, Australia was the land of opportunity. But there was another Alan Bond-- the one who didn't care a damn for the rules, the one who manufactured profits, the one who paid himself massive fees for services of doubtful value. Award-winning ABC-TV FOUR CORNERS reporter Paul Barry made headlines in 1989 with his dramatic revela
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863590372
(174mm x 107mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Paul Barry
Born and educated in England, award-winning investigative reporter and bestselling author Paul Barry studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. A journalist with the BBC for ten years, he came to Australia in 1987 to work for the ABC's 'Four Corners', where one of his hardest-hitting reports was on multi-millionaire Alan Bond. This led to his first bestseller, The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond. Since then, his books have dominated the bestseller lists. His second book, The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer, was the top-selling biography of the 1990s. He followed up with Going for Broke, the story of how Alan Bond hid his fortune, and then revealed how the Packers and Murdochs lost $950m in One.Tel in Rich Kids. Paul Barry's work as a journalist has won numerous awards, including a Walkley in 2001 for an expose on tax-dodging barristers. He is a former host of the ABC's 'Media Watch' and Channel 7's 'Witness'. He has also reported for Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' and '60 Minutes', written for the Sydney Morning Herald and presented 'Breakfast' on Radio National.
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