Altering Course - John CooteLeo Cooper, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight.
A Submariner in Fleet Street. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Johnnie Coote joined the Group when all its newspapers were on the commanding peaks of Fleet Street, the mecca of every aspiring journalist, envied and imitated by their rivals. But the leaders of the print unions with their restrictive practices and grossly inflated manning scales were already holding the industry to ransom. He tells how the union leaders refused to see that they were digging their own graves; and of happier encounters with such titans of the Street as John Gordon, Hugh Cudlipp, John Junor, Chapman Pincher, Charles Wintour and the ageing Canadian autocrat who held nearly all the voting shares. The pace of work, and of play was hectic, calling for the stamina ofa team of oxen.”