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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin( )
Author: Brett, Judith
Publication Date:Feb 2018
Publisher:Text Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $34.99
Book Description:

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.

Author Biography
Brett, Judith (Author)
Judith Brett is an Australian political scientist and writer, born in Melbourne in 1949. She taught and researched Australian politics and political history at La Trobe University from 1989 until her retirement in 2013. She was named emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. She is the author of The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, published in February 2018. It won the $25,000 National Biography Award for 2018


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