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Author Money, Lawrence, author

Title Amazing Aussie bastards / Lawrence Money
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2013


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Description xiv, 271 pages : portratis ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: Sultan of the tower / Peter Janson -- Lord of the flies / Ronnie Burns -- The mouse that roared -- Prince Leonard Of Hutt -- Wirelessaurus Rex / Alan Jones -- The man with the runaway mind / David Helfgott -- Warriors for justice / William Cooper -- The kid from Wompoo Street / Carl Barron -- Top hat / Bob Katter -- G'day, cobber / Peter Russell Clarke -- Life in a deep freeze / Tim Jarvis -- Seconds in time / Alan Hopgood -- The world's the limit / Shannon Bennett -- The case of the golden eggs / Neil Jenman -- Don't mention Crete / Colin Lovitt -- The blind photographer / John Hoerner -- The gold jacket / Tim Costello -- Pulping that pulp mill / Bob Mcmahon -- War and peace / Garry Barker -- Brave new world / Gerry Harvey -- You're the choir man! / Jonathon Welch -- Under full sail / Ian Kiernan -- Crikey! / Stephen Mayne -- The full bottle / Wolf Blass -- A pawn and a king / Derryn Hinch -- The final salute / A.W. Burton
Summary Amazing bastard (colloquial), n: a bloke who does stuff that other bastards wouldn't try in a month of Sundays. We've all met them, or at least read about them - men who drive faster, climb higher, build and invent and triumph over impossible odds. Journalist Lawrence Money has assembled a collection of Amazing Aussie Bastards who truly stand out from the crowd. Immune to critics and disbelievers, undaunted by illness or financial setback, they have done what writer Somerset Maugham so admired - 'moulded life to their own liking'. From Prince Leonard of Hutt, the former WA farmer who created Australia's only independent state, to bullet-proof polar explorer Tim Jarvis and gallant Aboriginal warrior William Cooper, this is a book that celebrates stellar Aussie male achievement. What's their secret, these Amazing Bastards? What makes them tick? Can we be like them? The answer lies within these pages
Analysis Anecdotes
Barker, Garry
Biography & autobiography
Blass, Wolf
Burns, Ronnie
Costello, Tim
Cultural studies
Harvey, Gerry
Helfgott, David
Hinch, Derryn
Hoerner, John
Hopgood, Alan
Jarvis, Tim
Jenman, Neil
Jones, Alan B., (radio broadcaster)
Katter, Bob, Jnr, MP
Kiernan, Ian
Louitt, Colin
Mayne, Stephen
McMahon, Bob
Russell, Kevin
Welch, Jonathon
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Audience General
Subject Heroes -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Men -- Australia -- Biography.
Men -- Australia -- Psychology.
National characteristics -- Australia.
Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2013433632
ISBN 9781743314999 (paperback)
Other Titles Amazing Aussie bastards : remarkable true tales from magnates, moguls and other Australian mavericks