John L. Bates Shares Life Experiences in GET A LIFE
Author John. L.Bates is someone who wanted to leave a script of his life for his descendants and for others who it may enthuse to greater achievements. Thus, he published his autobiography for this purpose.
"Get a Life" (published by Xlibris AU) depicts Bates' life experiences from the 1930s to the eary 21st century. It takes the reader through his unhappy childhood times, the war years, the trade training and youthful experiences of sport and other juvenile activities, to adulthood and family responsibilities. It also includes his seagoing experiences of the rough 1950s, and return to a lifetime of industrial involvement as well as his international experience and the creation of his own company with the heart tearing determination to be successful
Intended primarily for his descendants who may be interested in the trials, failures aspirations, and successes of their ancestors, this book may also be of interest to those who recognise that reward is not a right, but the result of dedication and effort.
"Get a Life" shows how anyone with a will to succeed can achieve above all adversaries. "This book does not glamorize nor stray from the truth. It is a hands on and truthful account of a life in Australia and internationally during this time of upheaval," says Bates.
"Get a Life"
By John Bates
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499013511
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499013498
E-Book | 594 pages | ISBN 9781499013528
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John L. Bates is a retired marine engineer. He has extensive experience in the management of national and international business. Following his retirement and sale of the companies to his son in 2000, he continues to provide consultative jobs for him until 2005. He continues to mentor new business and existing small business as required.
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