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Margaret & Gough: The love story that shaped a nation

Margaret & Gough: The love story that shaped a nation (Paperback)

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This is the compelling story of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his wife Margaret and their 70-year relationship - personal and political, private and public. It is a story of how two extraordinary people, side by side, led the Australian nation into an exciting and turbulent new era.Gough had no small talk, Margaret had the gift of easy conversation. He was often ill-at-ease in company and preferred his books. She was warm, inclusive and jollied him along. He had a vicious tongue and a quick temper. She always tried to see the best in people. He knew everything about the ideology, history and heroes of the Labor movement. She trusted her instincts. They saw each other as equals and never hesitated to express their different viewpoints. He may have passed the laws that changed the nation, but she made it possible. This is a story of love, respect, struggle, success, failure, disappointment and resilience. It was the strength and endurance of this remarkable relationship that helped change our nation politically, culturally and socially. Neither Gough nor Margaret would have developed into what each became without the influence of the other. Through every major political change, every election campaign, every triumph and every loss, they stood together. MARGARET AND GOUGH takes us inside a partnership where the political was always personal and the personal was always political.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical leaders & leadership Publisher: Hachette Australia Publication Date: 28/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780733632440  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Susan Mitchell is a well-known writer, broadcaster, television presenter, columnist and public speaker. Her fourteen books include Tall Poppies, The Matriachs, Icons, Saints and Divas, Margaret Whitlam and Stand By Your Man. Most recently, Mitchell published the polemic Tony Abbott: A Man's Man. She lives in Adelaide.

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