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The Resource Bob Hawke : the complete biography, Blanche d'Alpuget

Bob Hawke : the complete biography, Blanche d'Alpuget

Label
Bob Hawke : the complete biography
Title
Bob Hawke
Title remainder
the complete biography
Statement of responsibility
Blanche d'Alpuget
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To mark Bob Hawke's extraordinary life and legacy, this master work brings together the story of the man in full in a definitive hardback commemorative biography. Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family, became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a Rhodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia's Prime Minister and transformed his country. He was our longest serving Labor Prime Minister and considered by many our greatest. By the early 1980s Australia was on the road to becoming 'the poor white trash of Asia'. Hawke as prime minister, with Paul Keating as treasurer, changed all that. Australia became a forwardlooking and humane country whose voice commanded respect on the international stage. Hawke was an environmentalist before it was fashionable, he loathed racism, helped end apartheid in South Africa, sent ministers to end the war in Cambodia, foresaw that China would become a great world power and established the first Chinese investment in an iron ore mine in Australia. His journey from the manse of a small South Australian country town to the palaces of Europe, Asia and the United States is the odyssey of a leader it is hard to imagine we will ever see the like of again a man of towering passions and commitment to causes, and an unshakeable love of humanity
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Alpuget, Blanche
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawke, Bob
  • Labor unions
  • Prime ministers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Bob Hawke : the complete biography, Blanche d'Alpuget
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 996 pages, 96 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760853259
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019045049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
Bob Hawke : the complete biography, Blanche d'Alpuget
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 996 pages, 96 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760853259
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019045049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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