Peter Yule's most recent book is a biography of one of Australia's most astute and daring entrepreneurs, William Lawrence Baillieu. This beautiful hardcover book of 423 pages includes many photographs, covering the period from 1859 to 1932. 'Big Bill' was a major figure in Victorian politics. He was widely thought to be the 'puppet master' behind every Victorian state ministry.
Yule's biography is "the first ever of this significant Australian, the founder of the Baillieu family dynasty, and arguably the most important individual in the development of the modern Australian economy".
The book is available from our book store for $55 + p/h.
To order a copy you can e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9326 9288.
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