By Lawrence Money
We've all met them, or at the least examine them - males who force speedier, climb larger, construct and invent and overcome very unlikely odds.
Journalist Lawrence funds has assembled a suite of fantastic Aussie Bastards who really stand proud of the group. resistant to critics and disbelievers, undaunted via sickness or monetary setback, they've got performed what author Somerset Maugham so fashionable -- '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 newest political get together (who tells why he as soon as threw eggs on the Beatles) -- and the indestructible significant 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 striking Bastards?
What makes them tick?
Can we be like them?
The resolution lies inside those pages.
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Amazing Aussie Bastards: Remarkable true tales from magnates, moguls and other Australian mavericks by Lawrence Money