The Unmaking of Gough

The Unmaking of Gough

by Paul Kelly

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/12/1994


The Unmaking of Gough is the story of the most dramatic and extraordinary eighteen months in Australian political history. Paul Kelly draws upon his personal conversations with the main players at the time to tell this compelling story. Kelly deals with the loans affair, the Cairns sacking, Malcolm Fraser's overthrow of Bill Snedden, the 1975 constitutional crisis and the dismissal of the Whitlam government. This is a story of power, intrigue and events almost beyond belief.

'.essential for detail. the best buy as permanent record.' - Humphrey McQueen

'Of the books, the one which to my mind puts the fairest construction on the course of events is Kelly's.' - Professor Geoffrey Sawer

'Paul Kelly's is the reference we keep going back to.' - Peter Bowers

'Kelly's book stretches back further and provides a much fuller picture of the Liberals. He is also more even-handed.' - Michelle Grattan

Australasian & Pacific history
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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and The Age and in 2010 he published a 'mongrel memoir', How to Make Gravy. His most recent album is 2019's Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds.

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