Author(s): Paul Barry
Paul Barry's THE RISE AND RISE OF KERRY PACKER is a classic piece of Australian non-fiction publishing. Originally released in 1993 when Packer was still alive, it has sold well over a quarter of a million copies and is widely seen as the definitive book on a man who throughout his remarkable life mystified, inspired and challenged those around him. Since Kerry Packer's death Barry has unearthed a substantial amount of new testimony from those now prepared to come forward. This new edition of the book - THE RISE AND RISE OF KERRY PACKER UNCUT brings the true Packer story to Australia in a way that was never possible for the first edition. This is the real deal about Kerry Packer: unvarnished, uncut, more astonishing than you ever could have imagined.
Born and educated in England, award-winning investigative reporter and bestselling author Paul Barry studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. A journalist with the BBC for ten years, he came to Australia in 1987 to work for the ABC's 'Four Corners', where one of his hardest-hitting reports was on multi-millionaire Alan Bond. This led to his first bestseller, The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond. Since then, his books have dominated the bestseller lists. His second book, The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer, was the top-selling biography of the 1990s. He followed up with Going for Broke, the story of how Alan Bond hid his fortune, and then revealed how the Packers and Murdochs lost $950m in One.Tel in Rich Kids. Paul Barry's work as a journalist has won numerous awards, including a Walkley in 2001 for an expose on tax-dodging barristers. He is a former host of the ABC's 'Media Watch' and Channel 7's 'Witness'. He has also reported for Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' and '60 Minutes', written for the Sydney Morning Herald and presented 'Breakfast' on Radio National.