Curtin's Gift: Reinterpreting Australia's Greatest Prime Minister

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Allen & Unwin, 2011 - 208 pages
A fresh and thoughtful look at one of Australia's greatest prime ministers, John Curtin.
 

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Contents

1 Sleepless Vigil
1
2 Saint Jack
13
3 Bringing the Troops Home
27
4 Curtin as Warlord
53
Picture section
74
5 Curtin and the Social Question
77
6 Jack Curtin MHR and the Great Depression
95
7 Prime Minister Curtin Changes Australia
121
8 Curtin in the Australian Story
157
Notes
161
Index
186
Back cover
199
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About the author (2011)

John Edwards, PhD, is Chief Economist at HSBC. A graduate of Sydney University and George Washington University, he was a journalist for twenty years before becoming a senior economic advisor to treasurer and then prime minister Paul Keating. Edwards began his career in journalism on the Australian Financial Review and was later political correspondent for The Australian and Washington correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1996 John published the best-selling biography, Paul Keating: the inside story. He was awarded the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Fellowship at Curtin University in 2000.

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