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A Certain Grandeur - Gough Whitlam in Politics - Graham Freudenberg - Paperback

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A Certain Grandeur - Gough Whitlam in Politics - Graham Freudenberg - Paperback

A Certain Grandeur - Gough Whitlam in Politics - signed

A Certain Grandeur by Graham Freudenberg paperback, signed by BOTH Gough Whitlam AND the Author (and Gough Whitlam's speech writer) Graham Freudenberg.. The paperback is in good condition, with some slight cover damage, and slight yellowing, but otherwise probably unread.

Graham Freudenberg sympathetic story of Gough Whitlam's rise as leader of the Labor Party and fall as Prime Minister dismissed by the Governor -General Sir John Kerr

About the Author Graham Freudenberg

(born 1934) is an Australian author and political speechwriter who worked in the Australian Labor Party for over forty years, beginning when he was appointed Arthur Calwell's press secretary in June 1961.

He has written over a thousand speeches for several leaders of the Australian Labor Party at both the New South Wales state and federal level. These have included Arthur Calwell, Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke, Neville Wran, Barrie Unsworth and Bob Carr.

In June 2005 he was inducted as a life member of the NSW ALP.

About Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlamis an Australian former politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. A member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), Whitlam entered Federal Parliament in 1952, winning a by-election for the Division of Werriwa in New South Wales. In 1960 Whitlam was elected deputy leader of the ALP and in 1967, following the resignation of Arthur Calwell after a disastrous election defeat the year before, he assumed the position of Leader of the Opposition.

After initially falling short of gaining enough seats to win government at the 1969 election, Whitlam led the Labor Party to victory at the 1972 election after 23 years of Liberal-Country Party government in Australia. After winning the 1974 election, he was dismissed in 1975 by Governor-General Sir John Kerr following a protracted constitutional crisis caused by a refusal of opposition Coalition members to pass Supply Bills in the Australian Senate, and lost the subsequent 1975 election. He is the only Australian Prime Minister to have been dismissed by the Governor-General, using reserve powers. Although his government spent a relatively short time in office, many of the policies and institutions set up under it are still evident today, such as Medicare. His 'presidential' style of politics, the socially progressive policies he pursued, and the dramatic dismissal and subsequent election loss still arouse intense passion and debate.

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