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Ted Turner: It Ain't as Easy as It Looks Paperback – September, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Johnson Books; Updated edition (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155566203X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555662035
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The best portrait yet of the man … expertly researched, highly readable, and often very funny." -- The Daily Telegraph

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Porter Bibb is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and a documentary filmmaker. He is currently a managing director of an investment banking firm in New York City.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Julia L. Wilkinson on June 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
Ted Turner's life story would make a better movie than many of the old classics he bought the rights to broadcast on his stations. From allegedly giving a sales pitch in the nude (among other things), to wild speeches in hotel lobbies, winning an incredible number of sailing races, and even his own "Alistair Cooke" style film intros, this guy is full of antics.
I was impressed by the depth of research Mr. Bibb brought to this book. I wish their was a little more of Ted quoted in the book, but this is an excellent amount of info on the man's life.
- Julia Wilkinson, author, "My Life at AOL"
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 1999
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This long, intricately constructed, infinitely documented biography reads like a film script, which is the only appropriate format for a biography of this larger than life subject. Ted Turner has led a life only a Hollywood screenwriter could concoct, but Porter Bibb has packed it all between two covers.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David Gurgel VINE VOICE on July 30, 2003
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There is hardly a more colorful person in the history of twentieth century media than Ted Turner. He is mad, visionary, obsessed, gutsy, bi-polar, swash-buckling, touching and very likeable. Ted's CCN inspired me to push ahead with my own small technology company. After touring the early CNN headquarters in Atlanta, I brought back colorful CNN souvenir caps for my staff; and we wore them for a time in our office whenever we brain-stormed. This is a great and detailed account of Ted's adult years from family billboard company executive to AOL Time Warner vice chairman.
You'll rout for this multi-billionaire after reading the book.
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