The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate

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Fourth Estate

Jeffrey Archer

Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler's atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits--skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a struggling Berlin newspaper into a success story seemingly overnight, Armstrong made a name for himself--and more than a few enemies along the way...Meanwhile, young Keith Townsend enters the international arena, armed with a world-class education and a sense of entitlement to match. Charged with growing his father's newspaper business into a global media force, he and Armstrong are bound to become sworn rivals--until they arrive at the edge of collapse and will do whatever it takes to stay alive in the game...or die trying.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013, c1996.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed. --
ISBN: 9781250025364
Characteristics: 689 p.
689 p.


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Jun 11, 2015

Clearly a fictionalized version of Rubert Murdoch and Robert Maxwells rise to fame. Good saga.

path111 Jun 20, 2014

Gripping in the beginning chapters. A boy from a poor family is mentored by a merchant to draw out his native talent in business. He is savvy enough to see the threat to his family and life and endures suffering to flee the advancing Nazi army.

On the other side of the world, a privileged boy in an elite school develops his own brand of getting ahead at any cost. Both purchase newspapers and eventually face off in competition and destruction.

What starts strong bogs down in more and more of the same. Sometimes the self serving nature of the principal two characters reveals itself in surprising ways, but for hundreds of pages it seems more and more of the same. After really enjoying "Cain and Abel", this story began at a similar pace but soon lost steam.

Mar 03, 2012

another fabulous book by Jeffrey Archer. this is about 2 guys who fight for the rights to be the guy who holds the biggest newspaper companies in the world.

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