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Enigmatic Mr Deakin, The. By Judith Brett

Alfred Deakin—scholar, spiritualist, prime minister—was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together his public, private and family lives. She brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation’s politics.

Robert Manne’s commendation, “In her wonderful The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (Text) – perhaps the best Australian political biography, ever – Judith Brett captures vividly the interconnection between the three realms inhabited by our finest politician, Alfred Deakin: the lifelong spiritual self-interrogation, the intense but sometimes painful bonds of family, and the creative and intuitive political labour through which Deakin helped discover the path that led to the foundation of a democratic and liberal-spirited but also racially blind new nation.”

ISBN:  9781925603712
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Alfred Deakin—scholar, spiritualist, prime minister—was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together his public, private and family lives. She brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation’s politics.

Robert Manne’s commendation, “In her wonderful The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (Text) – perhaps the best Australian political biography, ever – Judith Brett captures vividly the interconnection between the three realms inhabited by our finest politician, Alfred Deakin: the lifelong spiritual self-interrogation, the intense but sometimes painful bonds of family, and the creative and intuitive political labour through which Deakin helped discover the path that led to the foundation of a democratic and liberal-spirited but also racially blind new nation.”

ISBN:  9781925603712
Text Publishing

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Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 0.4 cm

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