The Unmaking of Gough

Paul Kelly
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The Unmaking of Gough is the story of the most dramatic and extraordinary eighteen months in Australian political history - a story of power, intrigue and events almost beyond belief.

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

Author bio:

During the past decade, Paul Kelly has been Australia's pre-eminent political writer. He was worked in Canberra as chief political writer for The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and the National Times in a career spanning the Whitlam, Fraser and Hawke eras. He is the author of The Hawke Ascendancy (1984) and The End of Certainty (1992; revised edition published 1994), the latter completing the trilogy.

Paul Kelly left Canberra in late 1991 to become Eidtor-in-Chief of The Australian. He is married with two sons.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781863737883
Table Of Contents: Preface to the 1994 edition

Preface to the 1976 edition


PART I: THE DISMISSAL

1 Sacked

2 A matter of timing

3 The Kerr connections

4 The security crisis

PART II: THE FRASER EMERGENCE

5 The genesis

6 The economic crisis

7 Debacle and revival

8 Whitlam defeats Snedden

9 The leadership challenge

10 The new leader

PART III: THE BATTLE

11 The Loans Affair - The Connor connection

12 The Loans Affair - The Cairns connection

13 The Cabinet reshuffle

14 The battle for Bass

15 The caucus

16 The Cairns sacking

17 Struggle time

18 The budget and reply

PART IV: THE CRISIS

19 Fraser's decision

20 The constitutional crisis

PART V: THE AFTERMATH

21 The campaign

22 Results and aftermath

23 The Iraqi Affair

24 The Whitlam years

APPENDICES

I Chronology of events

II Letter from Sir Garfield Barwick to the Governor-General, 10 November

III The Governor-General's termination of Whitlam's Prime Ministership

IV Statement by the Governor-General, 11 November

Endnotes

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 1994
Page Extent: 472
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History