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Author Burrell, Andrew John, author

Title Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest / Andrew Burrell
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., [2013]
Collingwood, VIC : Black Inc., 2013
©2013

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 MELB  338.209941 Forres Bur/Tth  DUE 28-08-19
Description 310 pages, 8 unnumbered unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life time mining boom. A swashbuckling entrepreneur in the finest West Australian tradition, Twiggy took on mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto at their own game - and won. Yet he has also been embroiled in two of the most heated debates in recent Australian history: the treatment of Aboriginal people and the mining super-profit tax. In this unauthorised biography, journalist Andrew Burrell reveals the complicated man behind the Twiggy myth. Twiggy's pioneering family origins - his great-great uncle was Western Australia's first premier - saw him start life in the red dirt of the Pilbara. Both his frequent scraps in the schoolyard and his gift of the gab, which led schoolmates to dub him 'silver tongue', can be seen today in the aggressive and charismatic way he does business. But why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy? And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him, and his plans for the future? It takes an extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on the mammoth scale that Twiggy has. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today. This unauthorised biography of Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is sure to cause a stir and be one of the most controversial biographies of the year
Analysis Australian
Biography
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Economics, business, industry (Australia)
Entrepreneurs
Executives
Family
Former Premiers
Forrest, Andrew
Forrest, John, (1847-1918)
Fortescue Metals Group
History
Mining industry
Political conditions
Western Australia
Notes "The unauthorised biography"--Cover
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Forrest, Andrew.
Businessmen -- Australia -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Executives -- Australia -- Biography.
Executives -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Executives -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Mineral industries -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Mineral industries -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Mines and mineral resources -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Mines and mineral resources -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1863956204 (paperback)
9781863956208 (paperback)
Other Titles High-stakes life of Andrew Forrest : Twiggy