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Menzies at war / Anne Henderson
Bib ID 6445769
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Henderson, Anne, 1949-, author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth, 2014 
©2014 
xxii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742233796 (paperback)
Summary

In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian political history, including Liberal party supporters, forget that Robert Menzies had many years in the political wilderness not knowing he would end up being Australia's longest-serving prime minister. This book focuses on the period between 1941, when Menzies lost the prime-ministership, to 1949, when he regained it. In the interim he travelled around the world, spending an extended time in Britain during World War II, set up the Liberal Party and, the author argues, developed the leadership qualities that made him so successful. Anne Henderson refers to this time as his real political blooding.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-248) and index.

Subjects Menzies, Robert Sir, 1894-1978.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- History -- 1939-1945.  |  Australian

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