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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur
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'Gordon Barton is one of the most extraordinary business people Australia has produced. A prominent and provocative commentator with an entirely new vision for Australia, he founded the political party that eventually became the Australian Democrats, owned two radical newspapers including Nation Review, and built a vast commercial empire with interests in transport, mining, insurance, hotels, casinos, and book publishing and retailing.

'Described as the Great Gatsby of his time, Barton's private life was wild and unconventional. He captivated women and counted among his friends the mistress of the whip Madam Lash, the lawyer Sir Lawrence Street, the legendary standover man Tim Bristow and the controversial editor Francis James. At the height of his business success, he generated countless headlines, but died a recluse in Italy having lost the European and Australian transport empires he worked so hard to create.

'To know Gordon Barton is to understand a unique period in Australia's social and political history. Combining deep research with rich personal insight, Sam Everingham brings to life one of Australia's most dynamic and unconventional characters.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To our stirrers and shakers for thinking outside the square.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
      Extent: viii, 432p., [16]p. platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2009.
      • Includes index.
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781741752434

Works about this Work

Endlessly Seeking Gordon John Izzard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 53 no. 6 2009; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
On the Trail of Gordon Barton, Australian Maverick Sam Everingham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , April/May no. 184 2009; (p. 17)
Capital Capers of a True Larrikin Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 April 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
The Rise and Fall of an Enterprising Anti-Establishment Buccaneer Richard Thwaites , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
He Won Some and He Lost Some - Brilliantly Brian Johns , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
Non- Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 February 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
He Won Some and He Lost Some - Brilliantly Brian Johns , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
The Rise and Fall of an Enterprising Anti-Establishment Buccaneer Richard Thwaites , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
Capital Capers of a True Larrikin Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 April 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
Endlessly Seeking Gordon John Izzard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 53 no. 6 2009; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Gordon Barton : Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur Sam Everingham , 2009 single work biography
Colourful Corporate Cowboy Mike Steketee , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 January - 1 February 2009; (p. 21)
On the Trail of Gordon Barton, Australian Maverick Sam Everingham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , April/May no. 184 2009; (p. 17)
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