Bob Brown: Gentle Revolutionary
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Bob Brown: Gentle Revolutionary

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A biography of the person seen by many as the honest face of Australian politics, this intimate exploration of Bob Brown's world details his difficult adolescence, shy struggles with sexuality, search for intimacy, and conversion from conservative country doctor to environmental activist and political revolutionary.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by Allen & Unwin (first published October 1st 2004)
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James Norman's report on Bob Brown is an easy to read, clear description of the facts of Bob's life. He traces the events from Bob's birth to 2004 with a few quotes from the man himself and those in his inner circle. There's not much in the way of analysis but perhaps it is a little soon to expect this, given Bob's star is still well and truly rising.

I imagine Norman will be accused of putting some kind of soft light on Mr Brown. The book is almost completely free from any kind of criticism or...more
This book is rubbish.

A VERY basic insight into the life of Australia's best known conviction politician. Whether you agree with Brown's politics or not, the man must be admired for his dedication to the cause and martyrdom in light of what he believes in. I do hope, however, that a more gifted writer will eventually create a superior account of Bob Brown's life.
The book provides interesting insights into Bob Brown's history and achievements. Its not fabulously well written but nevertheless compelling.
Jess Tait
Very interesting.
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James Norman is a Melbourne based author and journalist. He is a contributor to most major Australian newspapers including The Age, The Australian, and others. James works in the NGO sector and continues to work as a freelance writer and activist.
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