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The Resource Kerry Stokes : a boy from nowhere, Andrew Rule

Kerry Stokes : a boy from nowhere, Andrew Rule

Label
Kerry Stokes : a boy from nowhere
Title
Kerry Stokes
Title remainder
a boy from nowhere
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Rule
Title variation
Kerry Stokes
Title variation remainder
the boy from nowhere : a great Australian journey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kerry Stokes is a remarkable Australian. Not because he is one of Australia's wealthiest and most powerful people, but because of what he overcame to get there and because he has endured when others didn't. His success and his rise have intrigued the business world for decades but there is so much more to him than multi-million dollar deals or mergers. Behind the laconic front is a human story as tough and touching as a Dickens tale: Oliver Twist with great self-expectations. It is the story of a poor boy who stared down poverty, ignorance and the stigma of his illegitimate birth to achieve great wealth and fulfilment. He's a backstreets battler who has become a power player. It's a compelling and inspiring story that, until now, he has not told. Now he oversees a multi-billion dollar media, machinery and property empire. He is renowned for his art collection and for philanthropy, spending millions of dollars to buy - among other things - Victoria Crosses from soldiers' families to donate to the Australian War Memorial
Summary
Kerry Stokes is a remarkable Australian. Not because he is one of Australia's wealthiest and most powerful people, but because of what he overcame to get there and because he has endured when others didn't. Behind the laconic front is a human story as tough and touching as a Dickens tale: Oliver Twist with great self-expectations. It is the story of a poor boy who stared down poverty, ignorance and the stigma of his illegitimate birth to achieve great wealth and fulfilment.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10641430
Cataloging source
ANL
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Rule, Andrew
Dewey number
305.5234092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Stokes, Kerry
  • Mass media
  • Businessmen
  • Directors of corporations
  • Philanthropists
  • Billionaires
Target audience
adult
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the boy from nowhere
Label
Kerry Stokes : a boy from nowhere, Andrew Rule
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053357999
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
520 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295981
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)890012028
Label
Kerry Stokes : a boy from nowhere, Andrew Rule
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053357999
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
520 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780732295981
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)890012028

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