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A Certain Grandeur

Graham Freudenberg


PUBLISHED: 1st June 2009
ISBN: 9780670073757
ANNOTATION:
The inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing. As Gough's speechwriter and confidant, Graham Freudenberg was an eyewitness to the events he documents with compelling drama. This new edition has been updated to include the Labor Party's regeneration following the dismissal.
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PUBLISHED: 1st June 2009
ISBN: 9780670073757
ANNOTATION:
The inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing. As Gough's speechwriter and confidant, Graham Freudenberg was an eyewitness to the events he documents with compelling drama. This new edition has been updated to include the Labor Party's regeneration following the dismissal.

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The inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing. As Gough's speechwriter and confidant, Graham Freudenberg was an eyewitness to the events he documents with compelling drama. This new edition has been updated to include the Labor Party's regeneration following the dismissal.

Publisher Description

Graham Freudenberg's inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing. From his position as Gough's speechwriter and confidant, just out of the spotlight of history, Freudenberg was an eyewitness to the events he documents with compelling drama. But A Certain Grandeur's most significant achievement is to capture vividly the character of the man - dictatorial, petulant, erudite, revolutionary. This new edition has been updated to include the Labor Party's regeneration following the dismissal, and to lay to rest myths about Gough and his government's achievements that have prevailed in the three decades since, including those surrounding what has become one of the most controversial legacies: East Timor.

Author Biography

Graham Freudenberg was born in Brisbane in 1934. A journalist in Sydney and Melbourne, he was appointed press secretary to the Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Arthur Calwell, in 1961. In that capacity, he developed his best-known role as speechwriter to a succession of Labor leaders, including Gough Whitlam (1967-77); New South Wales premiers Neville Wran (1976-86), Barrie Unsworth (1986-88) and Bob Carr (1991-2003); and Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1983-1991). His principal publications are A Certain Grandeur (1977), A Figure of Speech- A Political Memoir (2005) and Churchill and Australia (2008).

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Graham Freudenberg's inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing.

Product Details

Author
Graham Freudenberg
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
067007375X
ISBN-13
9780670073757
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
Gough Whitlam's Life in Politics
Pages
486
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.)
Publication Date
2009-06-01
Short Title
A Certain Grandeur
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade