Enigmatic Mr Deakin, The
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Biography & Memoir - Published: 26/Feb/2018 - ISBN: 9781925603712
Alfred Deakin - scholar, spiritualist, prime minister - was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together his public, private and family lives. She brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation's politics. Judith Brett is the author of Robert Menzies? Forgotten People and emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. The Enigmatic Mr Deakin won the 2018 National Biography Award, and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier?s Literary Awards, NSW Premier?s History Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. An insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia?s second prime minister.
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