Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of PaulKeating PM

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Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 756 pages
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Biography of the former Labor Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, based on notes the author compiled during his four years as Keating's speechwriter and focusing on Keating's four years as PM (December 1991-96). Keating set Australia on a new course - towards engagement with Asia, a republic, reconciliation, a modern export-based economy and public education and training, health and social security. Includes photos and index. Book received the 2003 National Biography Award, 2002 The Courier Mail Book of the Year Award, and 2002 The Age Book of the Award and Non-Fiction Prize. Author has previously written 'Brian Fitzpatrick: A Radical Life' and 'The Story of Australia'.

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Review: Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating PM

User Review  - Jess Tait - Goodreads

Frustrating the way politics are played and the media with all their little games. I did sometimes feel that Watson put a little too much emphasis on himself and his sway in government, but I suppose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Absolutely outstanding. Captures the period and the man incredibly well. Genuine depth. It is a shame that modern politics lacks a Keating like figure. This is a 'must read' for anyone interested in Australian politics. Read full review

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