John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable BusinessBook - 2002
Praise for Cable Cowboy: "Cable Cowboy is a first-rate work by a first-rate reporter-excellent, original research on a topic that deserves it."--Bryan Burrough author of Barbarians at the Gate, and Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard MIR "With skill and precision, author Mark Robichaux paints a portrait of a man who is both fox and lamb, cunningly ruthless and surprisingly genuine. ... We get to watch a man who plays chess against opponents who merely play checkers. And we get a really good read." -Ken Auletta author of World War 3.0: Microsoft Vs. the U.S. Government, and the Battle to Rule the Digital Age and Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way "John Malone's remarkable climb [is] a tale worthy of a great cinematic Western. For the first time, we get a sharp picture of the man behind the mogul, an unflinching portrait of one of the business world's sharpest dealmakers. I dare you to put it down." -Tom King author of The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood "Robichaux has provided a smart assessment of the cable industry through the wild narrative of John Malone. ... and turned it into a tale that manages to be both colorful and informative." -Walter Isaacson Chairman, CNN, and author of Kissinger: A Biography "A terrific saga of American enterprise-how lonely wires on windswept hillsides were stretched and spun into the Information Superhighway-as seen through the remarkable career of cable television's greatest entrepreneur." -David Von Drehle author of Among the Lowest of the Dead: Inside Death Row.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2002
Characteristics: ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number: LH B MALONE, J