This is the insightful and revealing chronicle of Bill Hayden's life and career: from Queensland copper to Labor politician, from Leader of the Opposition to Governor-General of Australia. In 'Hayden', the author gives his account of events such as the Labor Party splits of the 1950s, the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, the Khemlani loans affair, the dramatic 1983 leadership battle within the Labor Party, and his often controversial term as Governor-General.
Turning his attention to recent leaders, Bill Hayden also assesses Bob Hawke and Paul Keating and their impact on the political scene. The author's honesty and wit, together with his personal views on Australia's future, make this an outstanding work which sets a new standard for political autobiography.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 06 / 2000
- 157 x 240mm