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Main Title: The Menzies era : the years that shaped modern Australia / John Howard. Book Cover
Author: Howard, John Winston 1939-
Imprint: Sydney, NSW Allen & Unwin, || 2014
Collation: 707 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, notes, bib., index, hbk ; 24 cm.
Subject: Menzies, Robert Gordon Sir, 1894-1978
Liberal Party of Australia
Prime ministers
Politics and Government - Australia
Menzies administrations
ISBN: 9780732296124
An assessment of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister by Australia's second-longest serving Prime Minister - a significant, unique and fascinating history of the Menzies era. Fresh from the success of his phenomenal bestselling memoir, Lazarus Rising, which has sold over 100,000 copies, John Howard now turns his attention to one of the most extraordinary periods in Australian history, the Menzies era, canvassing the longest unbroken period of government for one side of politics in Australia's history. John Howard was the second-longest serving Prime Minister in Australia's history. The monumental Sir Robert Menzies held power for a total of 18 years, five months and 12 days, making him by far the longest-serving Australian Prime Minister. His second term of 16 years is far and away the longest unbroken tenure in that office, and during his second term he dominated Australian politics like no one else has ever done before or since. Through this era, there was huge economic growth, social change and considerable political turmoil. Covering the impact of the great Labor split of 1955 as well as the recovery of the Labor Party under Whitlam's leadership in the late 1960s and the impact of the Vietnam War on Australian politics, this magisterial book will offer a comprehensive assessment of the importance of the Menzies era in Australian life, history and politics. John Howard, only ten when Menzies rose to power, and in young adulthood when the Menzies era came to an end, saw Menzies as an inspiration and a role model. His unique insights and thoughtful analysis into Menzies the man, the politician, and his legacy make this a fascinating, highly significant book.

At the pictures in Earlwood -- Prelude to an era -- Back from the dead -- A new world order -- The great bank heist -- The communist Party - to ban or not to ban? -- Petrov and the 1954 election -- The split -- The Suez crisis -- Into Asia -- The Ming Dynasty -- The changing of the guard -- Saved by Santamaria -- The faceless men -- No lap of honour -- Yes, Prime Minister -- The times are a-changin' -- The Vietnam War -- The end of White Australia -- Holt's Asian century -- The Tory larrikin -- By his own hand -- McMahon - by accident -- The Great assumption -- It's time, but only just.
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Non-Fiction Main Library 320.052 MEN HOW Available