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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'The compelling and inspirational story of the rags to riches life of Kerry Stokes, a remarkable Australian. Kerry Stokes is a remarkable Australian. Not because he is one of this country's wealthiest and most powerful people but because of what he overcame to get there and because he has endured when others didn't. He is the last mogul. His rise has intrigued the business world for decades but there is so much more to him than takeover targets and balance sheets. 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 birth to achieve great wealth and fulfilment. A compelling 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 Victoria Crosses from soldiers' families to donate to the Australian War Memorial. But he's a private man. A man apart. He made his name in the West but kept his distance from the buccaneering band of entrepreneurs who forged fabulous fortunes in Perth from the 1960s until the 1987 crash. Bond went to jail, Holmes a Court died; Connell did both. Lesser lights flickered and faded but Stokes grew stronger, becoming a player alongside Murdoch, Packer and Lowy. His story fascinates all the more because he has spent most of his life guarding it. But now he's telling it, to one of Australia's great storytellers. This book will tell his story, scars and all.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2014
      ISBN: 9781743097618

Works about this Work

Kerry Stokes - Stuff of Legend Ross Peake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2014; (p. 3)

— Review of Kerry Stokes : The Boy from Nowhere Andrew Rule 2014 single work biography
Survival Instincts and Sheer Money-making Nous Paul Cleary , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Kerry Stokes : The Boy from Nowhere Andrew Rule 2014 single work biography
Kerry Stokes - Stuff of Legend Ross Peake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2014; (p. 3)

— Review of Kerry Stokes : The Boy from Nowhere Andrew Rule 2014 single work biography
Survival Instincts and Sheer Money-making Nous Paul Cleary , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Kerry Stokes : The Boy from Nowhere Andrew Rule 2014 single work biography
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