The Goh Chok Tong Story — now in its entirety. This riveting duology spans the colourful years through Goh Chok Tong's humble beginnings working at a container shipping company to his political ascension through the ranks of the People's Action Party, and his indispensable tenure as the second Prime Minister of Singapore. A must-read for all interested in extraordinary stories of ordinary men, the Goh Chok Tong years, and the history of Singapore's biggest political and economic stories come to life on these pages.
Volume 1: Tall Order
As Singapore faces another generational political transition, the story of Goh Chok Tong is perhaps more relevant than ever. At heart of this volume is the relationship between Goh Chok Tong and Singapore's founding father Lee Kwan Yew, and their private deliberations before Singapore's maiden handover. Offering a rare look into both the man and the politician, Tall Order charts the early career and ascendency of an inspiring Singaporean statesman.
Volume 2: Standing Tall
In the face of private doubts and public naysayers, Goh Chok Tong led Singapore through a successful but exacting 14 years. With shrewdness and diligence, Goh helmed the country through obstacles the likes of terrorist attacks, electoral setbacks and a global recession, while championing welcomed innovations like MediFund and Edusave. Standing Tall captures the growth and evolution of a modern political leader whose strengths and values cemented the indentity of a country confident in its future and ascendent on the global stage.
[Author] / Shing Huei Peh
[Language] / English
[Number of pages]/ 764
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