Scribe, 2006, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition
acknowledgements, a guide to sources and index. Illustrated front cover, showing James Hardie "Asbestos House" headquarters, with white and brown coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " 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 himself 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 of that the company, knowingly and unknowingly, forgot how even as fibro build a nation, the asbestos fibre from which it was made condemned thousands to death." -- from the rear panel blurb. Light scuffing to the book corners and light rubbing to the book panels. Browning to the top 2.5 " and 0.75 " lower edges of the front fore text block edges. Lighter browning to the other text block edges. There is a gilt sticker to the lower left-hand corner of the front panel stating " Queensland Government -- Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2006 Winner ". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 442 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Medicine ; Company History ; Social History ; ISBN: 1920769625. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769628. Inventory No: 0107358.