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GoogledGoogled
The End of the World As We Know It


Bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses-from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined.



Media ManMedia Man
Ted Turner's Improbable Empire

The Best Media Book of the Year.
- Jon Friedman of CBS Marketwatch

"An intriguing study of an entrepreneurial outsider who became a mainstream media mogul."
-The Financial Times, September 29, 2004

" Ken Auletta puts the most human of faces on Turner yet. The picture is of a tycoon who has lost his power -- and maybe even his way -- since being pushed off his pedestal in 2000."
- Business Week, October 4, 2004

"Media Man glides breezily through Turner's eventful life, plucking out vivid details and amusing anecdotes to build a nuanced and engaging portrait of an immensely complicated man."
-The Washington Post, October 10, 2004

"Auletta is deft at capturing the other sides to Turner--for example, his genuine concern for the planet, and how a Warner Bros. cartoon movie called The Iron Giant brought him to tears."
-Fortune Magazine, October 18, 2004



Backstory:
Inside the Business of News


From Howell Raines and the New York Times to Roger Ailes and Fox News, America's most celebrated media journalist dissects the people and institutions shaping media, for good and for ill, in a time of profound change.

"Ken Auletta is the James Bond of the media world, a man who combines the probing mind and easy charm of a top intelligent agent with the glamour that benefits the holder of a high-profile job. In the past decade, Auletta, the media critic for The New Yorker, has set his sights on a variety of media targets, often getting both access and time for a thorough exploration. The result: stories that give readers an intimate feel for the drama within the institutions that set the national news agenda."
- Business Week, January 12, 2004

"Who guards the gatekeepers of the wayward press? These days it's Auletta of The New Yorker.... Our modern Liebling has prime access, a fine ear and smooth narrative clarity, especially about business strategy. He unravels mysteries large and small."
-The Washington Post's Book World, January 25, 2004



World War 3.0:
M
icrosoft and its Enemies

The Microsoft case is the most important legal dispute of this century or the last. This book is a perfect integration of the legal and the business drama at the heart of the case.



The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2002 Edition

The second annual edition of this new series is packed with entertaining business stories from the past year. The submission deadline was extended to include two pieces on the effects of the WTC disaster on the economy and American consciousness.


The Highwaymen:
Warriors of the Information Superhighway

A titanic struggle is taking place - not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries across the globe. At stake is control of the world's fastest-growing industry: communications.


Three Blind Mice:
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

What happened to network television in the 1980s? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits?


Greed and Glory on Wall Street:
The Fall of the House of Lehman

On a quiet July morning, one of the world's most powerful and prestigious investment banking partnerships was launched on the path to ruin-not by the economy, not by an act of God, but by a self-inflicted wound.


The Art of Corporate Success

The Story of Schlumberger


The Underclass

A first-hand account of America's new social dropouts—street criminals, hustlers, long-term welfare recipients, and the homeless—and of what might be done to bring them into the mainstream.


The Streets were Paved with Gold

The Decline of New York, An American Tragedy


Hard Feelings

Reporting on the Polls, the Press, the People and the City.



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