By Lawrence Money
We've all met them, or at the very least examine them - males who force swifter, climb greater, construct and invent and conquer very unlikely odds.
Journalist Lawrence funds has assembled a suite of fantastic Aussie Bastards who actually stick out from the gang. resistant to critics and disbelievers, undaunted by means of sickness or monetary setback, they've got performed what author Somerset Maugham so widespread -- 'moulded existence to their very own liking'.
From Prince Leonard of Hutt, the insurgent WA farmer who seceded from Australia, to Bob Katter, founding father of the most recent political occasion (who tells why he as soon as threw eggs on the Beatles) -- and the indestructible substantial of Australian radio, Alan Jones (who ultimately unearths the explanation he switched stations). it is a booklet that celebrates stellar Aussie male achievement.
What's their mystery, those awesome Bastards?
What makes them tick?
Can we be like them?
The solution lies inside of those pages.
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Amazing Aussie Bastards: Remarkable true tales from magnates, moguls and other Australian mavericks by Lawrence Money