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Menzies at War free pdf In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Robert Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. In 1941, after two tumultuous years as prime minister and in the midst of war, an anguished Robert Menzies stepped down. This was despite the fact that he had led an efficient war-time administration and had strongly advanced Australia's security interests in Britain. Few would have predicted that by the end of 1949 Menzies would again be Prime Minister, heading the new Liberal Party of Australia and a political hero himself. How did a shattered, defeated man go on to become Australia's longest serving prime minister? In this original and insightful book about Menzies' 1939-41 government and his so-called wilderness years, Anne Henderson shows how he did it. She reveals that this period was in fact a personal triumph for Menzies as he remade not only himself but renewed conservative politics in Australia.

About Anne Henderson

Anne Henderson is deputy director of The Sydney Institute, which she has operated with her husband, political commentator Gerard Henderson, since 1989. She also edits The Sydney Papers Online and co-edits The Sydney Institute Quarterly. She is the author of several books, most recently the acclaimed biographies Enid Lyons: Leading lady to a nation, and Joseph Lyons: The people's prime minister.

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Author : Anne Henderson
Publisher : NewSouth Publishing
Data Published : 01 July 2014
ISBN : 1742233791
EAN : 9781742233796
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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