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    DescriptionThis is the extraordinary story of a remarkable man. Lord Reith built the worldwide institution that is the British Broadcasting Corporation. His remarkable life was tension-filled, from the frontline of the First World War, to the corridors of Broadcasting House, titanic clashes with Winston Churchill to the abdication of a king. Along the way, he was also High Commissioner to the General Assembly. Reith's daughter, Marista Leishman, reveals the truth behind the legend in this highly acclaimed book.

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    Reith of the BBC
    My Father
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marista Leishman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 387 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715208571
    ISBN 10: 0715208578

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    DC22: 941.082092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    St Andrew Press
    Imprint name
    St Andrew Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Marista Leishman grew up in the dramatic and awkward household of Sir John Reith. She attended a rigorous boarding school and then St Andrews University.
    Review quote
    '...a sensational book.' -- Andrew Marr '...one of the most fascinating books I've read in a very long time ... Reith emerges as one of the most extraordinary figures of the twentieth century.' -- Stephen Fry '...a fascinating insight into the character and personality of the first Director General and the mad, early days of the BBC. She manages to inform, educate and entertain. Like father, like daughter, I guess!' -- Jenni Murray 'Reith's long shadow sometimes seems impenetrable. This casts some welcome new light on him.' -- James Naughtie