Praise for CABLE COWBOY "Cable Cowboy is a first-rate work by a first-rate reporter--excellent, original research on a topic that deserves it."
--Bryan Burrough coauthor of Barbarians at the Gate
"With skill and precision, author Mark Robichaux paints a portrait of a man who is both fox and lamb, cunningly ruthless and surprisingly genuine. . . . We get to watch a man who plays chess against opponents who merely play checkers.And we get a really good read."
--Ken Auletta author of Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire and Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
"John Malone's remarkable climb [is] a tale worthy of a great cinematic Western. For the first time, we get a sharp picture of the man behind the mogul, an unflinching portrait of one of the business world's sharpest dealmakers. I dare you to put it down."
--Tom King author of The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood
"Robichaux has provided a smart assessment of the cable industry through the wild narrative of John Malone . . . and turned it into a tale that manages to be both colorful and informative."
--Walter Isaacson President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, former chairman of CNN, and author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
"A terrific saga of American enterprise--how lonely wires on windswept hillsides were stretched and spun into the Information Superhighway--as seen through the remarkable career of cable television's greatest entrepreneur."
--David Von Drehle author of Triangle: The Fire That Changed Americashow more