Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner

By Connie Bruck

In a profession that begun in Brooklyn and spanned Wall road, Hollywood, and the Mafia, Ross equipped his father-in-law's funeral company and a car park corporation into Time Warner, the biggest media and leisure corporation on this planet. Hard-hitting and compulsive examining, this publication takes you into the center of what made this conceited but impossible to resist guy tick.

Show description

Quick preview of Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner PDF

Similar Biography books

Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

From the number one ny occasions bestselling coauthor of And the ocean Will inform comes Hero chanced on: the very good yet precise tale of Dieter Dengler, the single pilot to flee captivity from a POW camp within the Laotian jungle through the Vietnam conflict. This awesome tale of overcome possible insurmountable odds has been filmed by way of Werner Herzog as either a documentary (Little Dieter must Fly) and a movie (Rescue sunrise, starring Christian Bale), and now gets its booklet therapy from Bruce Henderson, who served with Dengler in Vietnam.

The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

On June eight, 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, seriously burned via napalm, ran from her blazing village in South Vietnam and into the attention of heritage. Her photograph-one of the main unforgettable pictures of the 20 th century-was obvious world wide and helped flip public opinion opposed to the Vietnam conflict.

Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott

Black the teeth Grin is the 1st biography of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy steel band Pantera, who used to be murdered onstage in 2004 through a deranged fan—24 years to the day after John Lennon met an identical destiny. Darrell Abbott all started as a Kiss-inspired teenage prodigy who gained dozens of neighborhood expertise contests.

The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father

Nobody is healthier poised to jot down the biography of James Herriot than the son who labored along him within the Yorkshire veterinary perform whilst Herriot grew to become an across the world bestselling writer. Now, during this hot and poignant biography, Jim Wight ventures past his father's lifestyles as a veterinarian to bare the guy at the back of the stories--the inner most person who refused to permit status and wealth to intervene together with his perform or his family members.

Additional resources for Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner

Show sample text content

Of the cost requests—one to Horwitz and one to Kosman—had acknowledged, “real property consulting fee,” which struck Sarnoff, considering that he used to be in control of genuine property at WCI. in reality, whilst Sarnoff were requested on the SEC even if a person else on the corporation had the authority to rent a true property advisor, he had testified, “Not that I’m conscious of. ” After Sarnoff wondered those money requests, Weiss wrote many extra tests to Horwitz and Kosman, yet he by no means back wrote at the requests “real property consulting rate. ” Weiss’s model of occasions was once additionally contradicted by means of the testimony of his secretary, Linda Horns, who appeared at trial to be doing her point most sensible to not damage him yet used to be herself restricted by way of her earlier testimony. near to Leonard Horwitz, for instance, Weiss within the grand jury had stated realizing him yet, it is going to have appeared from his testimony, purely because the so much passing acquaintance. whilst he have been requested if Horwitz had performed any paintings for WCI sooner than being hired there in 1978, Weiss had responded, “I think so. I don’t recognize. ” “Did he or didn’t he do any paintings for them? ” “I don’t comprehend. ” “When did Mr. Horwitz do paintings at the Jungle Habitat, are you aware? ” “I think in seventy seven. ” “Now, did Mr. Horwitz do any paintings for Warner Communications sooner than 1977? ” “I imagine, certain. ” “And what used to be that paintings? ” “Some consulting paintings that he was once doing for them. ” “For whom? ” “I don’t have in mind. ” “Do you recognize who it was once for? ” “I’m uncertain. ” “Do you have got any bet as to who it used to be for? ” “I think within the cable undefined. ” “In the cable undefined? ” “I think. ” “Do you might have any concept who it used to be that he used to be doing it for within the cable undefined? ” “No, I wouldn’t. ” “Was it Mr. Stern? ” “I don’t comprehend. ” “Do you take into account what yr it was once that he did that? ” “No, i might need to cost. ” “Was it 1972? ” “I don’t understand. ” “Was it 1971? ” “I don’t comprehend. ” “Was it 1973? ” “Could be. ” “Was it 1974? ” “Could be. ” At trial, even though, it emerged from Horns’s testimony that in a interval in 1973, Horwitz was once a customer to Weiss’s workplace as usually as two times every week, and he referred to as him 4 or 5 instances every week. while Kasanof requested Weiss approximately this in his direct exam, Weiss testified that Horwitz used to drop through to aim to curiosity him or different executives in genuine property investments, and likewise simply because Horwitz’s daughter and Weiss’s nephew either suffered from Hodgkin’s affliction, and Horwitz desired to percentage notes on remedy. Horns, in spite of the fact that, had testified that the subject material in their exchanges used to be “to take care of the Westchester most suitable Theatre,” and, additionally, “concerning an funding within the Westchester superior Theatre. ” (In later years, she testified, they have been concerned including Jungle Habitat. ) faced with Horns’s testimony, Weiss acknowledged, “I don’t recognize if that’s correct,” and urged that she was once telling the reality “to the simplest of her skill. ” different elements of Horns’s testimony, whereas in a roundabout way contradicting Weiss’s model, have been most likely damning. there have been letters that Weiss had despatched to Horwitz, asking for Konner’s invoice; he had, in fact, testified to the grand jury that he knew of no hyperlink among the Konner invoice and Horwitz.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 34 votes