Title: Cosgrove : Portrait of a Leader

Author: Lindsay, Patrick

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2006

ISBN: 9781741665284

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 289 pages

Comments: The detailed biography of General Peter Cosgrove.

His outstanding leadership of the Peacekeeping Force in East Timor saw General Peter Cosgrove become the face of the Australian Digger … and our best-known and best-loved General since World War II.

Cos was born to wear khaki.  He followed his father and grandfather into the army and, as a gung-ho 22-year-old, he won the Military Cross for bravery under fire in Vietnam.  It was the start of a fascinating odyssey from cocky lieutenant to revered commander-in-chief.

Patrick looks at the real Cos through the eyes of those whose lives he touched and explores his journey to the top and his time as the Chief of Australia’s Defence Forces in one the most turbulent periods in our history.