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Call Me Ted by Ted Turner, Bill Burke 0446581895 9780446581899
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Call Me Ted by Ted Turner, Bill Burke

Early to bed, early to rise,work like hell and advertise! These words of fatherly advice helped shape Ted Turners remarkable life, but they only begin to explain the colorful, energetic, and unique style that has made Ted into one of the most amazing personalities of our time. Along the way - among his numerous accomplishments -- Ted became one of the richest men in the world, the largest land owner in the United States, revolutionized the television business with the creation of TBS and CNN, became a champion sailor and winner of the Americas Cup, and took home a World Series championship trophy in 1995 as owner of the Atlanta Braves. An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride. Youll also hear Teds personal take on how we can save the world...share his experiences in the dugout on the day when he appointed himself as manager of the Atlanta Braves....learn how he almost lost his life in the 1979 Fastnet sailing race (but came out the winner)...and discover surprising details about his dealings with Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and many more of the most influential people of the past half century. Ted also doesnt shrink from the darker and more intimate details of his life. With his usual frankness, he discusses a childhood of loneliness (he was left at a boarding school by his parents at the tender age of four), and the emotional impact of devastating losses (Teds beloved sister died at seventeen and his hard-charging father committed suicide when Ted was still in his early twenties). Turner is also forthcoming about his marriages, including the one to Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda. Along the way, Teds friends, colleagues, and family are equally revealing in their unique Ted Stories which are peppered throughout the book. Jane Fonda, especially, provides intriguing insights into Teds inner drive and character. In CALL ME TED, youll hear Ted Turners distinctive voice on every page. Always forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and delivers an honest account of what hes all about. Inspiring and entertaining, CALL ME TED sheds new light on one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

Author: Ted Turner, Bill Burke

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 372

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 2008-11-10

Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 0446581895

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