The Whitlam Legacy

Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Federation Press
ISBN:  

9781862879041


Pages:   544
Publication Date:   24 September 2015
Format:   Paperback
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The election of the Whitlam government in 1972 marked a turning point in 20th century Australia. Shaking off the vestiges of two decades of conservative rule, Gough Whitlam brought new ideas, new policies and new people to the task of governing. Bursting with energy and expectation, the Labor government led a reform revolution in many areas, from education and health to the environment and foreign policy. But alongside the great achievements were great failures and, ultimately, tragedy when the government was dismissed. For the first time, Gough Whitlam, ministers, advisers, public servants, party and union insiders provide a unique account of this turbulent period in Australian politics. The candid views of insiders are balanced with analysis from journalists and academics. They reveal what worked and what didn't, and shed light on the personalities driving the engines of change. It includes Whitlam's valedictory message to the nation - his last public statement before his death in 2014. This revised edition includes a new preface by the editor, Troy Bramston, reflecting on Whitlam's death, his final years and two decades of conversations with him. The book also includes new research and previously unpublished photos and archival documents. The Whitlam Legacy provides the definitive account of the government that changed Australia forever. * Click here for information about The Whitlam Legacy 2013 with DUST JACKET __________________________________________________ The Whitlam Legacy in the Paper... Gough's first day: let the fight begin Read full article... A PM with his gaze firmly on the future Read full article... What the mandarins made of Gough Whitlam's government Read full article...

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Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Federation Press
Imprint:   Federation Press
Weight:   0.818kg
ISBN:  

9781862879041


ISBN 10:   1862879044
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   24 September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This book really is a great work of scholarship. It is a primer for anyone interested in politics or interested in carving out a career in politics. To get these people to write about the Whitlam government is a real tribute to Troy Bramston. From now on, nobody will be able to write about the Whitlam government without consulting The Whitlam Legacy. Bob Carr


This book really is a great work of scholarship. It is a primer for anyone interested in politics or interested in carving out a career in politics. To get these people to write about the Whitlam government is a real tribute to Troy Bramston. From now on, nobody will be able to write about the Whitlam government without consulting The Whitlam Legacy. Bob Carr


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Troy Bramston is a columnist with The Australian newspaper and a contributor to Sky News. He has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition and the private sector. He is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government. Troy is the author of Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor's Challenges (Scribe, 2011). Widely praised, The Courier-Mail said, aEURO~Troy BramstonaEURO (TM)s book is a stand-out. His elegant prose and bold criticisms make it hard to put downaEURO (TM). He is co-editor of The Hawke Government: A Critical Retrospective (Pluto Press, 2003), editor of The Wran Era (The Federation Press, 2006) and editor of For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches That Shaped History (The Federation Press, 2012) which was described by The Australian as aEURO~a compulsory reference for anyone interested in Australian politicsaEURO (TM). Troy lives in Sydney with his partner, Nicky, and two children, Madison and Angus. He is currently writing a book about Paul Keating.

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