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Ted Turner: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (2009)

2009 | 246 Pages | ISBN: 0313350426 | PDF | 2 MB

Ted Turner: A Biography tells the story of a man whose wide range of accomplishments have led to a Man of the Year award from Time magazine, induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame, and numerous awards and honorary degrees for humanitarian, philanthropic, and environmental activism.Ted Turner shows how this remarkable, unpredictable man built the risky purchase of a small Atlanta UHF station into a cable television juggernaut, as well as how Turner transformed the Atlanta Braves from a lowly franchise to one of baseball’s most popular and successful teams. The book also highlights other fascinating aspects of Turner’s life, including his record-breaking career as a yachtsman, his extraordinary efforts to save the American bison, his headline-making marriage to Jane Fonda, and his sometimes contradictory, often controversial public persona.