Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch

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Random House, Jul 31, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 480 pages


Read the definitive inside story of the News International Phone Hacking scandal, told by the man who exposed it.

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal correspondent of the News of the World was caught listening in on Buckingham Palace voicemails. He was quietly sent to prison and the case was closed.

But Nick Davies felt sure there was a lot more going on.

And he was right.

Davies and a network of rebel lawyers, MPs and celebrities took on Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, and in bringing him down they uncovered a world of crime and cover-up reaching from the newsroom to Scotland Yard and to Downing Street.

This is the story of a network of corruption rooted deep within our society, and how it was dragged into the light.

'A masterly summary of the hacking affair, as well as the ingenuity and persistence that lead to great journalism' Observer

'This has all the elements - lying, corruption, blackmail - at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London' George Clooney

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

I always hated Rupert Murdoch and his evil empire (Fox "News", etc), and nothing in this book makes me doubt myself. This is a loooong, detailed, painful dissection of the News of the World phone ... Read full review

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User Review  - GeePee29 - LibraryThing

This is a very good read, although you will get angry at times as the story unfolds and truths are revealed. Following the story in the papers and on TV was interesting and revealing, but having it ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Nick Davies writes investigative stories for the Guardian, and has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year in British press awards. Between July 2009 and July 2011, he wrote more than a hundred stories about crime in Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. He has written six books including White Lies and Dark Heart, and the bestselling Flat Earth News, exposing falsehood and propaganda in news media. Hack Attack is his latest book.

He has three children and lives in Sussex.

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