Optimism : Reflections on a Life of Action


In Optimism, Bob Brown shares with us his stories and insights from throughout his public and private life, that reveal the events that have made an impression, the ideas that have caught his imagination, and the people that have stayed in his thoughts. This book reflects on the simple things, the moments that are meaningful, and the big questions that have concerned Bob Brown and inspired him to achieve. It is a powerful book as well as a meditation on the great and the small. Inspirational, compassionate, outraged, Bob Brown’s stories are rich with metaphor, entertaining and full of warmth. A great promoter of activism he is keen for all to experience life as richly as he has. Although he has seen much read more

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ISBN:

9781742707662

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

24cm x 15cm

Weight:

540g

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Brown

A man of conviction, a thoroughly honest man, a man of principle.’ Alan Ramsey Bob Brown resigned as leader of the Greens in 2012 and from the Australian Senate in June 2012.  Brown led the Australian Greens from the party's foundation in 1992 until April 2012. In 1978 Bob was appointed director of the Tasmania Wilderness Society and led the campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin dam. He spent 19 days in prison and on