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Asbestos House: The Secret History of James Hardie Industries

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Reconstructed from hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of documentation, this multi-award-winning saga of high finance is a clear depiction of industrial history, legal intrigue, medical breakthrough, and human frailty. Focusing on James Hardie Industries and the disastrous effects of asbestos in the Australian workplace, this study provides an ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 28th 2007 by Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
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I love Haigh's writing. He's one of the few journalists who can entice me to read whatever it is he's exploring, whether it's something I'm interested in or something I couldn't care less about. I'm addicted to trawling through old issues of The Monthly just to find articles he's penned. He has a subtle and mischievous sense of humour that sneaks in at the perfect moment, and he seems to dedicate his entire soul to the task at hand. It's rare to see such passion and interest in journalism.
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Riveting, detailed, balanced depiction of a corporate culture's wilful blindness.
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Gideon Clifford Jeffrey Davidson Haigh (born 29 December 1965) is an English-born Australian journalist, who writes about sport (especially cricket) and business. He was born in London, raised in Geelong, and now lives in Melbourne.

Haigh began his career as a journalist, writing on business for The Age newspaper from 1984 to 1992 and for The Australian from 1993 to 1995. He has since contributed t
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