Title: Cosgrove : Portrait of a Leader
Author: Lindsay, Patrick
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2006
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.