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Rather His Own Man

Robertson Geoffrey

9780143784074

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Price: $45.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780143784074
Published: February 2018

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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.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780143784074
Published: February 2018

Number of pages: 480
Width: 16.4 mm
Height: 4.3 mm
Depth: 23.9 mm

Publisher: not specified

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