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The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer Uncut (original 1993; edition 2007)

by Paul Barry

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Title:The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer Uncut
Authors:Paul Barry
Info:Bantam (2007), Paperback
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The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer by Paul Barry (1993)

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Years before he even dreamed of death, Kerry Packer used to say that he had had a lot of luck, that it was the most important thing in life.
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My grandfather went to the races and somebody dropped ten bob ... he put it on a horse and it won at twelve to one. He bought a ticket for Sydney and went into the newspaper industry and did quite well. That was where my family started from, ten bob on a racecourse. Kerry Packer - 1979
You only get one Alan Bond in your lifetime and I've had mine. Kerry Packer - 1987
I've been to the other side, and let me tell you son, there's fucking nothing there. Kerry Packer - October 1990
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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.Biography and autobiography.Ausatralian.… (more)

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