Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers. Protective plastic covering. Partial date due slip on inside page. Book is clean and binding intact.
The Melbourne Age dominated the newspaper stage in Australia from the 1870s to the end of the colonial period. In the 1880s, its circulation was far more than any other daily throughout all British colonial possessions, and its proprietor, the driven, talented Scotsman David Syme, was acknowledged as the leader of the Australian press.
Of the influence that he and his newspapers exercised, he became a legend in his lifetime and for several generations after his death in 1908.
Drawing on family and business records as well as newly digitised 19th-century newspaper archives, this biography of a powerful man of many parts seeks to go behind the legend and round out the story of his life, primarily as press 'baron' but also as author and philosopher, financier, farmer, property developer and, not least, family man. (back cover)