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My Father: Reith of the BBC by Marista…
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My Father: Reith of the BBC

by Marista Leishman

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0715208349, Hardcover)

Drama was at the heart of the volcanic life of Lord Reith. Through the eyes of his daughter, we see, for the first time, into the perosnal story of a man who made a legendary contribution to British cuture. Towering 6'6" tall, Reith was an easy target for a sniper during the first World War. The scar on his cheel, from the wound that almost killed him, heightened his commanding appearance. His immense gifts of oratory and organisation - and his great reserves of energy - stamped their makr o the fledgling BBC. From an office little bigger than a broom cupboard, an institution was formed whose standards to this day have the respect of the world. Reith's compelling story also includes a perilous wartime journey with his yong family across the Atlantic, a stormy relationship with Churchill, the abdication of a king an dmuch more besides. Larger than life, he was a man of excessive contradictions, with the heights of outrageous success matched by hitter, black despair. Personal qualities that marked him out as exceptional on the world stage were just as intense in their private infliction of damage on himself and his family.

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John Reith is the father of our media age. He was also the father of Marista, whose account of the great heights and desperate depths of being in Reith's life unfolds in this biography.

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