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Maximalist: Rise and Fall of Tony O'Reilly

Maximalist: Rise and Fall of Tony O'Reilly
The Maximalist considers Tony O'Reilly's life and influence, exploring the events and personalities behind his decline from a position of enormous wealth and influence to one, today, of relative penury.
Our Price: €27.99
ISBN/EAN9780717167210
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Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: September 11 2015
Author: Cooper, Matt
Format: Hardback
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Tony O'Reilly strode into the twenty-first century an Irishman apart. Strikingly good-looking, athletically gifted, irresistibly charismatic and phenomenally wealthy, he had everything any man could want. For many, he was a hero, the living embodiment of Irish potential; for others, he was an arrogant and overbearing presence at the heart of power. Without doubt, he was the most powerful unelected Irishman of the past 50 years. His philosophy was simple: 'I am a maximalist ...I want more of everything.' But it was never enough. And today, O'Reilly's empire and the formidable reputation it established lie in tatters. In this landmark biography, Matt Cooper draws on an abundance of new material, including interviews with many of O'Reilly's closest family, friends, associates and rivals, to uncover the man behind the myth. An Irish epic, it documents in unflinching detail and with great subtlety the meteoric rise and slow unravelling of an Irish icon.
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