Janice Tay (ed.)
Singapore: Straits Times Press, 2015
Politician, prime minister, statesman, husband, father: Lee Kuan Yew was all these things and more in a life spanning 91 years and a political career that lasted more than half a century. In that time, he and the other first-generation leaders of Singapore catapulted the country from the backwaters of the Third World into the ranks of the First.
This three-volume set brings together quotations from Lee's speeches, books and interviews that sum up his views on subjects ranging from the political to the personal.
Little White Books: Quotations From Lee Kuan Yew serves both as an introduction to the man widely regarded as Singapore's founding father, as well as a reminder of what he stood and fought for. It aims to be most accessible compendium ever published on the man, capturing his most piquant aphorisms and views on governance, management and life. For every section, relevant photographs of Mr Lee are also featured alongside the quotes.