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Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas

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Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister.

Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee
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Kindle Edition, 456 pages
Published April 15th 2015 by Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd (first published 1998)
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Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So much wisdom; when the master speaks, it's best to listen.
RIP Lee Kuan Yew
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Should be a mandatory read in Singaporean schools today.
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