The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
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.
About the author:
Judith Brett is the award-winning author of Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People, Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class and (with Anthony Moran) Ordinary People's Politics. She is emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University, contributes regularly to the Monthly and has written three Quarterly Essays. Judith lives in Melbourne (VIC) with her husband and, like Alfred and Pattie Deakin, they have three daughters.
Author: Judith Brett
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 38 mm
Publication date: 26 February 2018
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