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The enigmatic Mr Deakin, Judith Brett

Label
The enigmatic Mr Deakin
Title
The enigmatic Mr Deakin
Statement of responsibility
Judith Brett
Title variation
Enigmatic Mister Deakin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, shines fresh light on one of the nation's most significant figures. It brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the gifted, passionate and intriguing man whose contributions continue to shape the contours of Australian politics. The acclaimed political scientist Judith Brett scrutinises both Deakin's public life and his inner life. Deakin's private papers reveal a solitary, religious character who found distasteful much of the business of politics, with its unabashed self-interest, double-dealing, and mediocre intellectual levels. And yet politics is where Deakin chose to do his life's work. Destined to become a classic of biography, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin is a masterly portrait of a complex man who was instrumental in creating modern Australia
Award
National Biography Award (Australia), 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576230
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brett, Judith
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deakin, Alfred
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
  • Statesmen
  • Journalists
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The enigmatic Mr Deakin, Judith Brett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 464-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059982737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 490 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925498660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, plates, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)988322866
Label
The enigmatic Mr Deakin, Judith Brett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 464-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059982737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 490 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925498660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, plates, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)988322866

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