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First Man In Reviews

First Man In by Ant Middleton

First Man In: Leading from the Front

Ant Middleton

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1 review

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 31 May 2018
ISBN: 9780008245719

NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

1 Prize for First Man In

The British Book Awards
2019 Shortlist: Non-fiction Narrative Book of the Year

Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”


4 stars out of 5
30 Nov 2018

"effectively packaged and highly readable"

Each chapter ends with a box of lessons to learn: “Don’t let anyone else define who you are”, “always have a plan”, “make friends with your demons” and so forth. It’s effectively packaged and highly readable even if the final summary, that “the ultimate leadership lesson, the holy truth that powers them all”, is predictable: “positivity”.