The	Singapore	Lion:	A	Biography	of	S.	Rajaratnam
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The Singapore Lion: A Biography of S. Rajaratnam

by Irene Ng

Irene Ng has written a book that gives a comprehensive portrayal of Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapore's outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to independence. This is a book about the man and his wisdom. One would fail to appreciate him until one reads this absorbing book and reflects on the acuity and breadth of his insights and his wisdom. - S. R. Nathan, President of Singapore
          
In the course of a thirty-three year career in diplomacy, I met many great leaders. Having done so, I can confidently assert that S. Rajaratnam was one of the greatest leaders I met. Sadly, few in Singapore understand how great Rajaratnam was. This well-researched comprehensive volume by Irene Ng therefore fills a real need. Both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans will benefit a lot from reading it. - Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
          
Rajaratnam is one of the founding fathers of modern Singapore. He was Singapore's first and longest serving foreign minister. He was a rebel and a revolutionary. He was an intellectual and a man of action. In this wonderful book, Irene Ng tells the story of this remarkable leader of Singapore. I found the book both enjoyable and insightful. - Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Singapore

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Preliminary pages
1. Beginnings
2. Becoming Secular
3. Turning Left
4. Love and War
5. Writing Fiction
6. The One-Man Band
7. Standard Trouble
8. Strike for Power
9. Championing Democracy
10. Publishing and Politics
11. The Malayan Question
12. Moment of Truth
13. Taking Power
14. Creating National Identity
15. Shaping the Good Society
16. The First Test
17. The Lions Roar
18. Wooing North Borneo
19. The Malaysian Dream
20. Merger At Last
Notes
Interviews
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Photo section I
Photo section II
Photo section III

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  • Publisher : Alkem (ISEAS)
  • Weight : 994g
  • Product Code : 9789814279505
  • Dimension : 152 x 210 x 40 mm