John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia by John Edwards
English | November 13th, 2017 | ASIN: B0759L1LLD, ISBN: 0670073474 | 560 pages | EPUB | 9.79 MB
This tremendous counter-point to John Howard's The Menzies Era is volume one of a major new biography of arguably our greatest (and one of our most underrated) Prime Ministers, who shaped modern Australia. Curtin was Menzies' great rival, taking over from him as Prime Minister at the start of the war with arguably a greater political legacy. Curtin - who died in office - is one of our more intriguing Prime Ministers. A slightly timid socialist boozer with a wall-eye - from WA to boot - he was the utter opposite of Menzies. Yet this quiet man made our nation into modern Australia.