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Robert Menzies : the art of politics.

Author: Troy Bramston
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Menzies claimed the prime ministership in 1939 and led the nation during the early years of the war, but resigned two years later when he lost the confidence of his party. His political career seemed over, and yet he staged one of the great comebacks to forge a new political party, devise a new governing philosophy, and craft a winning electoral approach that as to make him Australia's longest-serving prime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Robert Menzies, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Troy Bramston
ISBN: 1912854562 9781912854561
OCLC Number: 1078884791
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm

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Robert Menzies claimed the prime ministership in 1939 and led the nation during the early years of the war, but resigned two years later when he lost the confidence of his party. His political career seemed over, and yet he staged one of the great comebacks to forge a new political party, devise a new governing philosophy, and craft a winning electoral approach that as to make him Australia's longest-serving prime minister. The lessons Menzies learned - and the way he applied them - made him a model that every Liberal leader since has looked to for inspiration. But debate over Menzies' life and legacy has never settled. Who was Robert Menzies, what did he stand for, what did he achieve? Troy Bramston has not only researched the official record and published accounts, but has also interviewed members of Menzies' family, and his former advisers and ministers. He has also been given exclusive access to family letters, as well as to a series of interviews that Menzies gave that have never been revealed before. They are a major historical find, in which Menzies talks about his life, reflects on political events and personalities, offers political lessons, and candidly assesses his successors. Robert Menzies is the first biography in 20 years of the Liberal icon - and it contains important contemporary lessons for those who want to understand, and master, the art and science of politics.

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`The Australian's Troy Bramston writes political history with insight and style. His new book Robert Menzies: The art of politics is a shrewd analysis of a "Man of Canberra".' -- Graham Erbacher * Read more...

 
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