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- Malcolm Fraser: the political memoirs
- Fraser, Malcolm; Simons, Margaret
- Malcolm Fraser is one of the least known, most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part memoir and part authorised biography, Fraser at the age of 79 years explains himself and his record in government for the first time, speaking from his experience to the present and the future. Written in collaboration with journalist Margaret Simons, the book traces the story of a shy boy who was raised to be seen and not heard, yet grew to become one of the most persistent, insistent and controversial political voices of our times. From the Vietnam War to the Dismissal and his years as Prime Minister, through to his many disputes with the Howard Government, Fraser emerges as an enduring liberal, constantly reinterpreting core values to meet the needs of changing times.
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- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Publication year
- 20th century history; Australia; Biography; Conservative government; Federal government; Fraser, Malcolm (1930-); Interviews; Leadership; Politicians; Politics; Prime ministers
- Melbourne University Publishing
- 9780522855791, 0522855792
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- Text copyright © Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons, 2010. Design and typography copyright © Melbourne University Publishing Limited, 2010.
- Additional information
- This book won the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and Book of the Year.
- Peer reviewed