His long life has no parallel in Australia’s history. No political leader, no matter how persistent, durable or charismatic, has commanded the stage to the end as Mannix did.
DANIEL MANNIX, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure among Melbourne’s Catholic community. But his influence stretched far beyond his role in the church. his interventions in political and social issues, more than those of any other religious leader before or since, had profound and controversial consequences across the nation.
‘Brenda Niall’s Mannix is the most wise, shrewd and elegant biography yet produced of this complex and beguiling man.’ Age
‘This book is the work of a master in the art of biography… Gripping.’ Irish Echo
‘Calmly magisterial… Niall gives a sense of Mannix’s greatness and of why we can still be awed by him.’ Australian
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