Coverart for item
The Resource Rather his own man : reliable memoirs, Geoffrey Robertson

Rather his own man : reliable memoirs, Geoffrey Robertson

Label
Rather his own man : reliable memoirs
Title
Rather his own man
Title remainder
reliable memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Robertson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia's inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the struggle for human rights throughout the world. He wryly observes the absurdities of growing up as one of 'Ming's kids'; the passion of student protest in the sixties and his early crusades for 'Down Under-dogs', before leaving on a Rhodes Scholarship to combat the British establishment, with the help of John Mortimer of 'Rumpole' fame. There are dramatic accounts of fighting for lives on death rows, freeing dissidents and taking on tyrants, armed only with a unique mind and a passion for justice - on display whenever he boomeranged back to Australia to conduct Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals. His is an amazing life story of David and Goliath battles - riveting, laugh-out-loud tales filled with romance and danger, featuring a cast of characters ranging from General Pinochet to Pee-Wee Herman; from Malcolm Turnbull to Mike Tyson; from Nigella Lawson to Kathy Lette and Julian Assange. Throughout his exploits - recounted here with irreverent humour and dashes of true wisdom - Geoffrey Robertson has remained determinedly independent and his own man. He has also, in respect of human rights, changed the way we think
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10686570
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Geoffrey
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robertson, Geoffrey
  • Civil rights lawyers
  • Lawyers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reliable memoirs
Label
Rather his own man : reliable memoirs, Geoffrey Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061571566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780143784074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005842287
Label
Rather his own man : reliable memoirs, Geoffrey Robertson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061571566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780143784074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1005842287

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Malabar Community LibraryBorrow it
      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...