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Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History

by Jenny Hocking

Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History is the first definitive biographical study of the former Labor Prime Minister.

From his childhood in the fledging city of Canberra, to his extensive war service in the Pacific and marriage to Margaret, this excellent biography draws on previously unseen archival material, extensive interviews with family and colleagues, and exclusive interviews with Gough Whitlam himself.

Jenny Hocking’s scrupulously researched biography reveals an extraordinary and complex man, whose life is, in every way, formed by the remarkable experiences of previous generations of his family, and who would, in turn, change Australian political and cultural developments in the twentieth century.

  • Year of Publication: 2008
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Audience: Adult