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Author: The Right Hon. W. M. HUGHES C.H., K.C., M.P. - Plus by DONALD HORNE
Publisher: Angus and Robertson Sydney 1947 Hardcover 8vo without Dj 237 Pages - Plus Pub. Macmillan Sydney 1979 1st Ed. Hardcover Quarto with Dj 135 Pages B/W & Colour Photos
Condition:Green H/c with gilt title to spine (faded), rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without D/J - Plus Blue H/c with minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET.
Description: 'Many of these stories relate to a period that has receded into the realms of history, when the population was little more than two million;' from Preface - Plus; Horne traces the rise of Billy Hughes from a bottle washer to the Prime Minister.
Author: W. FARMER WHYTE
Publisher: Angus & Robertson Sydney 1957 1st Ed. Hardcover large 8vo without Dj 537 Pages, Colour Frontispiece, B/W PHOTOS 5 Parts, 61 Chapters, Bibliography & Index
Condition:Red Hardcover with gilt title on black to spine with Hughes signature in gilt to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, very slight foxing to eprs, without dustjacket.
Description: The life of W. M. Hughes was so interwoven with the history of Australia over the first half of the 20th Century, its impact was so vital, that it is impossible to write of it without embracing in very large measure the story of the nation.
Author: JENNY HOCKING - Bulletin Booklet by Alan Reid and Peter Samuel
Publisher: Miegunyah Press Melbourne 2008 1st Ed. Hardcover large 8vo with Dj 471 Pages B/W Photos, Illust. eprs, 14 Chapters, Bibliography & Index - Booklet ALP not dated
Condition:Cream Hardcover with minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear. Booklet with 2 staples to spine, slight rubbing to edges, name crossed out to frcvr.
Description: This is the first contemporary and definitive biographical study of the former Labor Prime Minister, and illuminates the path that took one man to power. Booklet contains the latest ALP policy at July 8-13 (year not stated)
Author: CAMERON HAZLEHURST
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Sydney 1979 1st Ed. Hardcover large 8vo with Dj 392 Pages B/W PHOTOS 6 Parts Blue eprs
Condition:Blue Hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr (tiny), in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine, tears & rubbing & edgewear.
Description: This book presents the impressions and recollections of scores of Menzie's contempories and quotes many of Menzies' own words in a candid biography.
Author: BLANCHE d'ALPUGET
Publisher: Schwartz in conjunction with Landsdowne Press Melbourne 1982 1st reprint Hardcover 8vo with Dj 418 Pages B/W Photos 19 Chapters Bibliography & Index
Condition:White Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, very slight foxing to eprs & outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & slight edgewear.
Description: To read this biography you will come to know Hawke intimately. A fine writer, Blanche D'Alpuget's sensitivity and psychological insight illuminate this complex and enigmatic man.
Author: DON WATSON
Publisher: Knopf Sydney 2002 1st Ed. Hardcover large 8vo with Dj 756 Pages B/W PHOTOS Index Illust. eprs
Condition:Red Hardcover with gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: This is a political memoir like no other. Written with humour, poetic grace and devasting candour, it tells the inside story of what it was like to serve the modern era's most intriguing politician during important years in Australia's history.
Author: William Shawcross
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1992, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 616pp., 16 Chapters, source notes, b/w plates, bibliog, index.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight age-toning to ROBUST pages in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minor rubbing & edgewear.
Description: Newscorp entered the eighties on the verge of catastrophe, with huge debts. Now he has become one of the most powerful media barons of all time.
How did he get there? and where was he going? A deep analysis by a respected writer and journalist.
Author: PETER VIRGIN
Publisher: Harper Collins, London, 1994, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 329pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS/ARTWORKS, 15 Chapters, Notes, Bibliography & INDEX
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: Sydney Smith (1771-1845) is one of the most flamboyant figures in English history.In 1802 he founded the Edinburgh Review, the first major nineteenth-century periodical, & began a prolific career as a political essayist. He campaigned for social justice