The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer free pdf When Kenneth Baillieu Myer's father fell dead on the footpath in 1934, Ken's life changed in that instant. As the elder son of the Jewish immigrant retailing genius, Sidney Baevski Myer, who went from pedlar to philanthropist millionaire in fifteen years, Ken was immediately acknowledged as head of the family at 13 years old. Groomed by his ambitious mother to lead the Myer empire, Ken with his brother oversaw Myer's failure as a major retailing force and sold it to Coles.This biography is about money: making it, giving it and its responsibilities. It explores immigration, assimilation, anti-Semitism and acculturation in twentieth-century Australia. With 'Nugget' Coombs as his mentor, Ken gave away his fortune and founded modern philanthropy in Australia. He spoke, read and wrote Japanese. Visionary and romantic, he was depressive and driven, charming one moment, icy the next- unpretentious, generous, a passionate conservationist and, above all, unconventional. For sinking a Japanese submarine and a German U-boat during the war, he was awarded a DSC and mentioned in dispatches. Happiest when finally free of Myer, he died with his Japanese wife in a plane crash in Alaska in 1992.

About Sue Ebury

After nineteen years with an international publishing house, Sue Ebury retired to live in Hong Kong in 1986, where she edited The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop. An overnight bestseller, it is still in print in 2007. In 1994, Sue's authorised biography Weary: the Life of Sir Edward Dunlop was published and by 1996 had sold more than any other Australian biography. Sue is now a research associate in the History Department of Hong Kong University.

Details Book

Author : Sue Ebury
Publisher : The Miegunyah Press
Data Published : 01 October 2008
ISBN : 0522855466
EAN : 9780522855463
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 621 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Other Me free pdfThe Other Me

    Eliza Bennet has the life she's always dreamed of. She's who she wants to be. and she's with the man she loves. But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer..


  • Show and Prove free pdfShow and Prove

    "A must-read for fans of Walter Dean Myer's "All the Right Stuff" and other lovers of proud urban realism." "Kirkus Reviews" The summer of 1983 was the summer hip-hop proved its staying power..


  • Billy Thorpe's Time on Earth free pdfBilly Thorpe's Time on Earth

    No one rocked like Billy Thorpe. His live shows with the Aztecs and wild performances at outdoor concerts like Sunbury and the Myer Music Bowl have gone down in history as some of the most intense ever: loud..


  • Japanese free pdfJapanese

    Learn to speak. understand. read. and write Japanese with the most complete and up-to-date program available.
    Developed by the experts at Living Language. this deluxe Japanese course has everything you need to learn Japanese from scratch or to revive the Japanese that you learned years ago..


  • Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2 free pdfJapanese Reader Collection Volume 2

    Read Real Japanese with Free MP3s ** Recommended for Beginners of Japanese ** Read the most famous Japanese fairy tale in real Japanese. Every line and every word is explained and defined..


  • The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer free pdfThe Many Lives of Kenneth Myer

    How To Download A Free Book. When Kenneth Baillieu Myer's father fell dead on the footpath in 1934, Ken's life changed in that instant. As the elder son of the Jewish immigrant retailing genius, Sidne