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    DescriptionFounded in 1888, James Hardie Industries is one of Australia's oldest, richest and proudest corporations. And its fortunes were based on what proved to be one of the worst industrial poisons of the twentieth century: asbestos. Asbestos House , the name of the grand headquarters that Hardie built itself in 1929, tells two remarkable tales. It relates the frantic financial engineering in 2001 during which Hardie cut adrift its liabilities to sufferers of asbestos-related disease, the public and political odium that followed, and the extraordinary deal that resulted. It is also the story of how the company, forgot how, even as fibro built a nation, the asbestos fibre from which it was made condemned thousands to death. Reconstructed from hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of documentation, Asbestos House is a saga of high finance, industrial history, legal intrigue, medical breakthrough and human frailty.


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    Title
    Asbestos House
    Subtitle
    The Secret History of James Hardie Industries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gideon Haigh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781921215704
    ISBN 10: 1921215704
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: KNXC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT, RNP
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 650.09
    BISAC V2.8: BUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: KNJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1MBF
    Thema V1.0: KNX, KNJ, RNP, NHT
    Publisher
    Scribe Publications
    Imprint name
    Scribe Publications
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    VIC
    Author Information
    Gideon Haigh has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines and is the author of Bad Company: The Strange Cult of the CEO, One of a Kind: The Story of Bankers Trust Australia 1969–1999, and The Vincibles: A Suburban Cricket Season.
    Review quote
    "A serious, sombre and, at times, heart-rending account befitting a tragic and awful story . . . At all times Haigh's research is impeccable. This is the book's great strength--it could become the reference book on all matters relating to asbestos." --"Herald Sun"