Cover of: Citizen Turner | Robert Goldberg

About the Book

Citizen Turner is the sprawling saga of Ted Turner and his pell-mell rush to create a global communications empire. Business magnate, crusading environmentalist, founder of the internationally known Cable News Network, triumphant defender of the America's Cup, Time magazine's 1991 Man of the Year, Turner has collected a warehouse full of trophies. Recognition of this sort has been especially important to him since his father's death.
Gerald Jay Goldberg and Robert Goldberg - themselves father and son - show how Turner's life has been crucially influenced by the shadow of his alcoholic father. As a boy, Ted, with missionary zeal, went about saving wounded animals; the relentlessly overachieving adult Turner leaps to the rescue of wounded companies and longs to save the world. No stranger to crises - often of his own making - he seems to function best in hurricane winds. In such a context, his efforts to improve the planet's environment and his recent marriage to cinema goddess Jane Fonda take on a new meaning.
Employing hundreds of interviews with Turner's friends, relatives, associates, and employees past and present, the Goldbergs tell of his troubled marriages and nonmarriages, his creation of CNN, his purchase of the Atlanta Braves and Hawks, his encounters with Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev, his establishment of the Goodwill Games, and his play to acquire CBS and MGM.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical reference (p. [463]-507) and index.

Other Titles The wild rise of an American tycoon

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 384.55/5/092, B
Library of Congress PN4888.T4 G645 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination 525 p. :
Number of pages 525

ID Numbers

Open Library OL1117595M
Internet Archive citizenturnerwil00gold
ISBN 10 0151180083
LC Control Number 94043761
OCLC/WorldCat 31605112
Library Thing 1262231
Goodreads 1452292

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