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y Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Big-spending Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer bought a football team, helped create a political party, added robot dinosaurs to a luxury golf resort and is set to recreate the ‘Titanic’. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Palmer uses his immense mining wealth (which some estimates put at over $6 billion) in a proactive (if sometimes eccentric) global way. His personal story is just as colourful and intriguing: Clive spent time as a child in China and writes poetry. He is well-known for attention-grabbing statements that send the media into a spin. Shortly after Clive was named a National Living Treasure, he claimed that the CIA was secretly backing green groups in a bid to kill the Australian coal-mining industry. In true Clive fashion, in May 2012 he announced that he was building a luxury cruise liner - the ‘Titanic II’ - and his political feuds are legendary. Part business book, part political insider profile and all rollicking tale, journalist Sean Parnell reveals the man behind the billions. ' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Jude, Luca and Rachael – you lead my morning headlines, dominate my live blog, overwhelm my evening update and bring colour and movement to my long reads. I love you.

  • Epigraph:

    Have the strength to know what you are; and what you

    want and work towards it with love in your heart, but

    don't sell your soul for it because you just might find that

    you can't buy it back.

    –F. Clive Palmer, little-known Australian poet, 1981

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      1795448251557872521.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1 September 2013
      ISBN: 0732296331, 9780732296339

Works about this Work

Larger than Life, Determined to Succeed Mark Westfield , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Portrait of an Elusive Magnate Ross Fitzgerald , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 October 2013; (p. 26) The Age , 12 October 2013; (p. 31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 October 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Who is the Real Clive Palmer? Gillian Terzis , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

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Larger than Life, Determined to Succeed Mark Westfield , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Portrait of an Elusive Magnate Ross Fitzgerald , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 October 2013; (p. 26) The Age , 12 October 2013; (p. 31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 October 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Who is the Real Clive Palmer? Gillian Terzis , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
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