John L. Bates Shares Life Experiences in GET A LIFE

ASHFORD, Australia

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.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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