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by Martin Jarvis,Jeffrey Archer
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  • Author:
    Martin Jarvis,Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN:
    0694516899
  • ISBN13:
    978-0694516896
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  • Publisher:
    HarperAudio (June 11, 1996)
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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Jeffrey Archer hits one out the park with The Fourth Estate.

Jeffrey Archer hits one out the park with The Fourth Estate. I'm a huge fan of Archer's and within his portfolio of novels are gems like this one. This story has two main protagonists born at the same time but worlds apart geographically and socially. The feud fuels both men and, impulsiveness born of the desire to one-up the other brings about eventual downfall but. who is the ultimate loser? Read the book, enjoy it, absorb it then, go get yourself another Archer novel. First class literature.

by Jeffrey Archer · Martin Jarvis. The Eleventh Commandment. Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories - with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and. A Twist in the Tale. A Quiver Full The Fourth Estate. Kane & Abel (1979). 2 MB·18,043 Downloads.

The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. To Michael and Judith. In May 1789, Louis XVI summoned to Versailles a full meeting of the Estates General. The First Estate consisted of three hundred nobles. The Second Estate, three hundred clergy. The Third Estate, six hundred commoners.

They backed you, he said.

The Fourth Estate book. I remember those times. Curiously, though I had been aware of some of his writings (Kane and Abel), I naively thought that writers like him were common in the world. Stuff like Gaston It's been a long time in coming, but at last I've got my first 5/5 book of the year.

The Fourth Estate is a 1996 novel by Jeffrey Archer. It chronicles the lives of two media barons, Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend, from their starkly contrasting childhoods to their ultimate battle to build the world's biggest media empire. The book is based on two real life media barons – Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch, who fought to control the newspaper market in Britain

As in his extremely popular novel, Kane & Abel, Archer has once again created dual protagonists-in this case, chronicling the parallel lives of two rival media tycoons, each bent on global domination of the newspaper industry.

Lubji Hoch breaks the bonds of his humble beginnings as the son of an illiterate Jewish peasant, escapes the Nazis, changes his name to Richard Armstrong, becomes a decorated officer in the British army, and ultimately finds himself in Berlin, where his sharp mind and killer instincts win him the opportunity to head up a floundering newspaper. View retailers Extract View Manuscript. One’s quest will lead to triumph, the other’s will end in tragedy in this awesome tale of wealth and corruption, desire and destruction.

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From bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, The Fourth Estate is a tale of corruption, risk and two men who are willing to destroy each other to gain power. Probably the greatest storyteller of our age. Mail on Sunday. If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win. Daily Telegraph. Books by Jeffrey Archer.

The ambitions of Keith Townsend, son of a millionaire newspaper owner, and Richard Armstrong, son of an illiterate Jewish peasant, who escapes the Nazis, changes his name, and embarks on a ruthless campaign for power, collide on a global scale.

Runemane
I have been a huge Jeffrey archer fan for years. I read everything he puts out. I can't tell you how much I hated this book. I finally quit halfway through. The only reason I got halfway through was because I love Jeffrey archer. Don't waste your time or your money on this awful horrible terrible book. There are no likable characters. The typical archer deus ex machina twists are totally uncredible. Usually at some point and his books there is somebody that I can root for. In this book I wanted them to all die. Or I just didn't care enough anymore to find out what happened to them.
Stanober
... that make for a wonderfully absorbing tale then, this is the book for you.

Jeffrey Archer hits one out the park with The Fourth Estate. I'm a huge fan of Archer's and within his portfolio of novels are gems like this one. This story has two main protagonists born at the same time but worlds apart geographically and socially. One a peasant, one a son of opportunity. Both have a common trait, the desire to succeed. Within that desire is a skill with people, a sharp mind and a clear cut vision.

Archer colors in his characters by provenance. We follow the characters from their birth through their formative years and as we move with them, Archer teaches us about them. We follow them as they learn their various crafts and finally, when their worlds collide, we know all there is to know about them which allows us to, somewhat, anticipate their moves based on their individual motives.

This is the beauty of Archer's work. Obviously a highly intelligent man, Archer writes at a level that draws you in by bringing text alive in your mind and putting you in the rooms with the characters. Maybe I sound overly impressed? Well, I have to admit, he is my favorite author.

This book opens with what is, effectively, the last but one chapter then takes us to the start of a wonderful saga that spans many continents and many, many years. High finance is involved as our cast members evolve from humble beginnings to powerful positions in a more modern world. Initially driven by the desire to succeed, they clash over a business deal and one wrongs the other. So starts the feud. The feud fuels both men and, impulsiveness born of the desire to one-up the other brings about eventual downfall but ... who is the ultimate loser?

Read the book, enjoy it, absorb it then, go get yourself another Archer novel.

First class literature.
Dancing Lion
I love the fast pace and complicated mix of story lines, which have become typical of Jeffery Archers work. As told, you are kept on the edge of your seat, trying to anticipate what is coming! I like Archer's style and as in this case, find the stories to be compelling. He is my favorite author and has been since I opened the first of his books.

I would suggest this story to anyone with a fascination of business. The rough and tumble of so many great success stories and their outrageous twists and turns is not lost here. You may not admire all the paths taken, but you will be fascinated by them. I believe this tale parallels a true story which played out in similar fashion not too many years ago. It is a good read, well done.
Flamehammer
I am sorely disappointed in Mr. Archer. The main characters had no redeeming qualities what so ever. I nearly stopped reading halfway through. I was just one betrayal of trust after another. So sad. All other books I have read by Mr Archer have had at least one good character pitted against another with twists and turns to keep the reader's interest. This was predictable and boring.
Nilador
As usual Jeffret Archer is what I call good, easy, relaxing reading. And as usual, the last page leaves you with the feeling that something should be done to correct the wrong of this world; in this case, with the feeling that "free press" is gone and probably forever, where good journalists are dependant on the whims of the men whose only aim in life is to attain power and become richer in the process at the expense of "Monsieur tout le monde". Too Close to reality for comfort...
Ttyr
About halfway through this "novel" I googled Rupert Murdoch and found that many of his life events were paralleled in "The Fourth Estate." I haven't exactly figured out who the other lead character is, because I didn't need to know to enjoy the book. Having read Archer's Prison Diaries (all three volumes), I can see how Archer would relish taking on the Press, who badgered him unmercifully before and during his incarceration.
Manona
Jeffrey Archer has produced another great novel. I felt a little deja vu with other books on his character building but then it took off and I did not want to put it down. What a great story of wealth and its pull on man's personal soul. Always bigger and better--more means more!!! The ending was the best ending to any book I have read in the past several years! It was perfect.
A page turner.