- Of life and of leadership
Of life and of leadership
'An extraordinary life well told. Doctor, politician, ambassador, CEO then chairman of the iconic Australian War Memorial, then head of Boeing Australia the man had to be pretty good. That is obvious from the material here. He has developed a deep and empathetic eloquence which enables him to grasp a national mood. This is a rewarding read.' The Hon Kim Beazley AC
From his Roman Catholic, Labor-leaning family upbringing in Launceston, to Adelaide and the transformation given him by the Jesuits, Brendan Nelson graduated in medicine and experienced the joys and sorrows of medical practice. He also felt the first stirrings of political activism as he rose to the Presidency of the Australian Medical Association. Elected into the Howard government in 1996 as the member for Bradfield, he served as a reformist Minister for Education, Defence Minister, then leader of the Liberal Party in the most difficult of circumstances. From diplomat to Director of the Australian War Memorial, his unorthodox story offers valuable lessons of life and of leadership.
Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Lifeline and Legacy.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2022.
Format: Hard cover, 506 pages.
Dimensions: 22.9 cm (h) x 15.2 cm (w) x 2.9 cm (d) / 826 grams.