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The Resource Asbestos house : the secret history of James Hardie Industries, Gideon Haigh

Asbestos house : the secret history of James Hardie Industries, Gideon Haigh

Label
Asbestos house : the secret history of James Hardie Industries
Title
Asbestos house
Title remainder
the secret history of James Hardie Industries
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Haigh
Title variation
Secret history of James Hardie Industries
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Founded 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 that the
Summary
Founded in 1888, James Hardie Industries is one of Australia's oldest, richest and proudest corporations. However its fortunes were based on what proved to be one of the worst industrial poisons of the twentieth century: asbestos
Award
  • CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, 2006.
  • Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
303294
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
363.17
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9585.A66
LC item number
.H354 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret history of James Hardie Industries
Label
Asbestos house : the secret history of James Hardie Industries, Gideon Haigh
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Prologue: 'I really thought he would want to know ... '; 1 'Let's give them to Hardie's'; 2 'The workers who breathe death'; 3 'We'll shoot the bastard!'; 4 'Pain so dreadful'; 5 'A very unpleasant and profitless war'; 6 'We don't have to worry about that one any more'; 7 'What are we going to do with you?'; 8 'A dirty job that had to be done'; 9 'Asbestosis House'; 10 'Next time you are speaking to the Lord ... '; 11 'I think we're fucked'; 12 'If you don't achieve it, you are gone'; 13 'Plucking figures from the clouds'
  • 14 'Canberra on steroids'15 'Wow. That's much more than I was expecting'; 16 'Possible in future not solvent'; 17 'Lots of hairs on it'; 18 'Beauty contest between warthogs'; 19 'There will be no better friend to the foundation than James Hardie'; 20 'The thing is not defensible'; 21 'I wish now that I'd just belted them'; 22 'Five cents in the dollar and tough titties'; 23 'I am a rock'; 24 'What about the word "dishonest" don't you understand, Mr Macdonald?'; 25 'Who's who in the zoo'; 26 'There's 1.5 billion on the table-you can point to that'; 27 'A nutcutting meeting'
  • Epilogue: 'A class thing'Acknowledgements; A Guide to Sources; Index
Control code
ocn912320413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (449 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925113457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 787196
  • 454A0D7C-541E-472A-9E24-CD9352171DCC
Label
Asbestos house : the secret history of James Hardie Industries, Gideon Haigh
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Prologue: 'I really thought he would want to know ... '; 1 'Let's give them to Hardie's'; 2 'The workers who breathe death'; 3 'We'll shoot the bastard!'; 4 'Pain so dreadful'; 5 'A very unpleasant and profitless war'; 6 'We don't have to worry about that one any more'; 7 'What are we going to do with you?'; 8 'A dirty job that had to be done'; 9 'Asbestosis House'; 10 'Next time you are speaking to the Lord ... '; 11 'I think we're fucked'; 12 'If you don't achieve it, you are gone'; 13 'Plucking figures from the clouds'
  • 14 'Canberra on steroids'15 'Wow. That's much more than I was expecting'; 16 'Possible in future not solvent'; 17 'Lots of hairs on it'; 18 'Beauty contest between warthogs'; 19 'There will be no better friend to the foundation than James Hardie'; 20 'The thing is not defensible'; 21 'I wish now that I'd just belted them'; 22 'Five cents in the dollar and tough titties'; 23 'I am a rock'; 24 'What about the word "dishonest" don't you understand, Mr Macdonald?'; 25 'Who's who in the zoo'; 26 'There's 1.5 billion on the table-you can point to that'; 27 'A nutcutting meeting'
  • Epilogue: 'A class thing'Acknowledgements; A Guide to Sources; Index
Control code
ocn912320413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (449 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925113457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 787196
  • 454A0D7C-541E-472A-9E24-CD9352171DCC

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