Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch

    By Nick Davies

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the "News of the World" was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and the case was closed. But Nick Davies, special correspondent for "The Guardian," knew that it didn't add up. He began to investigate, and ended up exposing a world of crime and cover-up, of fear and favor--the long shadow of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
"Hack Attack" is the mesmerizing story of how Davies and a small group of lawyers and politicians took on one of the most powerful men in the world--and beat him. It exposes the inner workings of the ruthless machine that was the "News of the World," and of the private investigators who hacked phones, listened to live calls, sent Trojan horse emails, bribed the police, and committed burglaries to dig up tabloid scoops. Above all, it is a study of the private lives of the power elite. It paints an intimate portrait of the social network that gave Murdoch privileged access to government, and allowed him and his lieutenants to intimidate anyone who stood up to them.
Spanning the course of the investigation from Davies's contact with his first source in early 2008 to the resolution of the criminal trial in June 2014, this is the definitive record of one of the major scandals of our time, written by the journalist who was there every step of the way.

Nick Davies is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of several books, including the bestseller "Flat Earth News". He has been named Reporter of the Year, Journalist of the Year, and Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards and has won eight additional prizes for his work uncovering the phone-hacking scandal. He is a special correspondent for the "Guardian".


NEWS: The FT Press/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Shortlist

Posted September 25, 2014, 6:38 PM with category of Publishing Industry
A shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award was announced yesterday. The books chosen focus very much on the big-picture issues of the day, "the most important trends shaping our world" as the press release puts it, so the switch from Goldman Sachs to McKinsey as a partner to FT has not reduced the scope of the books as I thought it may. (I speculated back in May when the announcement was made that McKinsey would now be backing the award that it may change focus to the more nuts-and-bolts business management issues that McKinsey ostensibly focuses on in its own work. Read more


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ISBN 9780865478824
Language English
Publish Date 08/11/2014
Publisher Faber & Faber

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