Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs
Part memoir and part authorized biography, this account chronicles the life and governmental record of one of Australia’s most interesting and possibly most misunderstood Prime MinistersMalcolm Fraser. Tracing the story of a shy boy who grew to become one of the most persistent, insistent, and controversial political voices in Australian government, this discussion examine...more
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While my memories of the Prime Ministership of Malcolm Fraser are somewhat blurred by the ignorance of youth, and the very loud voices around me who were not at all happy about much of what he did, I now consider him to be the only true 'Elder Statesman" of Australia.
Reading these memoirs have helped me gain a better perspective of how politics works. Considering I have studied politics in a couple of dif ...more
I approached the book with a fairly open mind on Fraser's life. The Fraser Prime Minstership was during my school years, and Menzies, Gorton, and McMahon and Holt were all before my time. I knew Fraser's work with Care Australia, and his reconcilation with Whitlam. Perhaps there would be a revision of some of his views through eyes made kinder through the passage of time?
The book takes the forma ...more