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The dismissal : in the Queen's name / Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston
Bib ID 7054665
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Kelly, Paul, 1947- author
 
Description [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Books, 2016 
©2015 
xv, 429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9780143574088 (paperback)
9780670079209 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781760142032 (ebook)
Summary

"Forty years on, the dismissal remains one of the most damaging and controversial events in Australian politics. This groundbreaking book by two of our leading journalists provides a startling reinterpretation of events. It tells the story of the clash between extraordinary personalities: two political giants -- Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser -- and an ambitious and calculating governor-general, Sir John Kerr. Drawing on a range of new sources, some of which have never before been made public -- including hundreds of pages from Kerr's archives -- this remarkable account is dispassionate in its analysis, vivid in its narrative and brutal in its conclusions. It exposes the true motivations, the extent of the deceit and the scale of the collusion."--Back cover.

Notes

"First published by Penguin Group Pty Ltd, 2015"--Colophon.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Awards ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) People's Choice Awards, 2016 
Subjects Kerr, John, Sir, 1914-1991.  |  Whitlam, Gough, 1916-2014.  |  Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1972-1975.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Bramston, Troy, author
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Dismissal in the Queen's name : a groundbreaking new history

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