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HOW, Douglas and Ralph COSTELLO. Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell. (Toronto) : Viking, (2014). Second Printing. Pp (9),x-xiv,1-338. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "They are Canada's third wealthiest family, the fifth-largest private landowner in the U.S.A. They have a monopoly on New Brunswick's English-language print media and billions of dollars in offshore accounts. They are the Irvings. And they have always placed a premium on discretion and family unity. They built their empire - which includes Canada's largest refinery, soon tobe linked by pipeline to Alberta's oil fields - by remaining private. Irvi ng vs. Irving tells the story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly. The Irvings' control of all of New Brunswicks English daily newspapers often allowed the family's business pursuits to escape journalistic scrutiny. Readers frequently wondered what wasn't in the newspaper, such as the Irvings' lobbying for their logging interests and the sinkingof their tanker loaded with PCBs. In Irving vs. Irving, veteran reporter J acques Poitras uses the empire's media holdings to examine previously untold episodes of this family epic from patriarch K.C. Irving's manipulation ofhis mother's affections to a Shakespearean confrontation between generatio ns." - from the dust jacket. 1. Becoming K.C. Irving; 2. A Local Oil Company; 3. His Presence Is There; 4. Straight Roads; 5. Stirring the Pot; 6. Reynolds, Refined [on Neil Reynolds, editor,( b. May 28, 1940, Kingston, Ont. – d. May 19, 2013, Ottawa)]; 7. Out of His System; 8. Stop the Press; 9. Spicy, but Not Hot; 10. Rowing in the Same Direction; 11. Blueberry Muffins; 12. More Trees Are the Answer; 13. Wheels Within Wheels; 14. Dead Tree Edition; 15. A Family Activity. With notes, family tree and index. Very good industjacket. 18.00
Title: Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won'tTell. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher: Key Porter Books, Viking, 2014, ISBN:0670067717:
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