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Gough Whitlam: His Time

Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

By Hocking, Jenny

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The much-anticipated second volume of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's biography. Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, ne...ver accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later - an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full story had not been told. In this much anticipated second volume of her biography of Gough Whitlam, Hocking has used previously unearthed archival material and extensive interviews with Gough Whitlam, his family, colleagues and foes, to bring the key players in these dramatic events to life. Who was 'the third man' who counselled the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in his decision to sack the twice-elected Whitlam government and appoint Malcolm Fraser as prime minister? How much did the Palace know about what was happening? And what drove the Kerr to take the unprecedented action of removing an elected government from office? This definitive biography takes us behind the political intrigue to reveal a devastated Whitlam and his personal struggle in the aftermath of the dismissal, during the unfulfilled years that followed and his eventual political renewal as Australia's ambassador to UNESCO. And of course, through the highs and the lows of his decades of public life Whitlam depended absolutely on the steadfast support of the love of his life, Margaret. For this is also the story of a remarkable marriage and an enduring partnership. The truth of this tumultuous period in Australia's history is finally revealed in this engaging narrative - Gough Whitlam: His Time.
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ISBN 9780522857931
Published AU 1 Sep 2012
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780522857931
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Imprint The Miegunyah Press
Published 1 Sep 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hocking, Jenny
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 994.062092
Weight 1,136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Prime ministers - Australia, Whitlam, Gough, Australia - Politics and government, Social change - Law and legislation - Australia, Social change - Political aspects - Australia
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade