Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story. Volume 1


by Peh Shing Huei

Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story. Volume 1

Price:  US$26.64   (SGD37.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 280 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789813276130
SB#:  061879 (110)

About This Book

Goh Chok Tong was an improbable Prime Minister for an unlikely country. He had neither the connections nor the cunning to rise to the top, and was even once famously derided by his mentor Lee Kuan Yew for being "wooden" in his communication skills. Except for an imposing height most unusual in this part of the world, he was an ordinary man. He lost his father at a young age, lived in a two-bedroom public flat with his mother and four siblings and needed a government bursary to complete university. Yet somehow he succeeded. This authorised biography tells the extraordinary story of his life and career over half a century, revealing how Singapore's second Prime Minister rose through a combination of strength, wit and a political nous which many, including himself, did not know he had. In this first of two volumes, Goh navigated years of a challenging apprenticeship to Lee, scoring numerous policy successes but also suffering political blows and humiliation.


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