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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User Review  - John Dunlop - Goodreads

I'm finding it better to read out aloud as if to another person savoring the words and the ideas he expresses. Perhaps it is because Don Watson was a speechwriter during the period he is writing about. 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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