John Curtin

John Curtin

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Lloyd Ross sums up the character of the wartime Labor Prime Minister who fought Churchill to bring back Australian troops from Europe to defend his nation: "Curtin was a complex character. Warm and sympathetic, but cold and aloof; a comrade but a loner; a rebel and anti-conscriptionist but Prime Minister. Moody; irritable; uncertain; changeable; vacillating; temperamental; opportunist; sentimental; courageous; all are true of Curtin."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 435 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 34mm | 544.31g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrations, bibliog , index
  • 052284734X
  • 9780522847345
  • 788,793

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"A first-rate fighter, with the mild appearance of a curate." --"Bulletin"show more

About Lloyd Ross

Lloyd Ross was the director of public relations for the department of Postwar Reconstruction, 1943-49. Thereafter he pursued a distinguished career in Australian public and intellectual life. He is the author of William Lane and the Australian Labour more

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