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The Resource Evatt : a life, John Murphy

Evatt : a life, John Murphy

Label
Evatt : a life
Title
Evatt
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
John Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of Australian parliamentarian and jurist HV Evatt. Remembered as the first foreign minister to argue for an independent Australian policy in the 1940s and for his central role in the formation of the UN, Evatt went on to be the leader of the Labor party in the 1950s, the time of the split that resulted in the party being out of power for a generation. Evatt traces the course of Evatt's life and places him in the context of a long period of conservatism in Australia. It treats Evatt's inner, personal life as being just as important as his spectacular, controversial and eventually tragic public career. Murphy looks closely at Evatt's previously unexamined private life and unravels some of the puzzles that have lead Evatt to be considered erratic, even mad. 'Bert' Evatt remains a polarising figure -- still considered by many in Labor as the man who 'split the party' and by many conservatives as unreliable and dangerous
Summary
A biography of Australian parliamentarian and jurist HV Evatt. Remembered as the first foreign minister to argue for an independent Australian policy in the 1940s and for his central role in the formation of the UN, Evatt went on to be the leader of the Labor party in the 1950s, the time of the split that resulted in the party being out of power for a generation. Evatt traces the course of Evatt's life and places him in the context of a long period of conservatism in Australia. It treats Evatt's inner, personal life as being just as important as his spectacular, controversial and eventually tragic public career. Murphy looks closely at Evatt's previously unexamined private life and unravels some of the puzzles that have lead Evatt to be considered erratic, even mad. 'Bert' Evatt remains a polarising figure -- still considered by many in Labor as the man who 'split the party' and by many conservatives as unreliable and dangerous
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578485
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, John
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evatt, H. V.
  • Evatt, H. V.
  • Evatt, H. V.
  • Australian Labor Party
  • United Nations
  • Australian Labor Party
  • Australian Labor Party
  • Cabinet officers
  • United Nations
  • Cabinet officers
  • Foreign ministers
  • Judges
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Evatt : a life, John Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057595741
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)951674752
Label
Evatt : a life, John Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057595741
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742234465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)951674752

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