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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
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.
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