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Gough Whitlam: The Early Years (Gough Whitlam: The Definitive Biography #1)

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Hardcover, 2 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Melbourne University
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Tim O'Hare
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Good read. Interesting to learn how much of a struggle Whitlam put up to mould the Labor Party towards his vision. Does get bogged down in a lot of historical detail, a likely by-product of the author's decision to extend his life into two volumes. Found the start a bit slow, particularly about his early life and Whitlam as a figure did not become interesting until he entered parliament if not entered into the Deputy Leadership and Leadership of the Labor Party. Very fascinating character arc, g ...more
Ashley Paskin
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting read, very interesting. Its never boring. Details the origins of the Whitlam family to the growth of Gough Whitlam from boy into Politician. Effortlessly explaining the machinations, difficulties of Government in the 50s and 60s. I'm not reading the follow-on to this book.
Michael Pennington
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Rather excruciating. Sadly dull. More a political history of the Labour Party than a gripping biography of one of Australia's great leaders.
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