Tiny Rowland

A Rebel Tycoon

Tom Bower

 

Synopsis

This is an account of the life and career of the entrepreneur, Tiny Rowland, the head of Lonrho and the owner of The Observer. It is a story of empire-building, unresolved mystery, commercial skulduggery, financial acumen, and confrontations with a succession of governments in Europe, America and Africa. The book reflects not only the fortunes of an individualist, but the ambitions, machinations and limitations of an array of power-brokers in the City, Whitehall, Wall Street and elsewhere in the world.

Review

[Bower's] book delves deeply into Rowland's life and career to reveal a buccaneering, charming entrepreneur who lives by his wits and is not averse to making payments to the odd African politician. - Jason Nisse, The Independent

Author

Thomas Michael (Tom) Bower is a British writer, noted for his investigative journalism and for his unauthorised biographies, often of business tycoons and newspaper proprietors.