Author(s): Jenny Hocking
The definitive biography of Australia's twenty-first prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernised Australia and was ended with dismissal by the Governor-General three years later. Here for the first time in a two-volume boxed-set, acclaimed author Professor Jenny Hocking reveals the full story of the man who transformed the nation and the powers that brought him down.
Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow at the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is the author of the major political biographies Lionel Murphy- A Political Biography, shortlisted in the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature- National Non-Fiction Awards, and Frank Hardy- Politics, Literature, Life, shortlisted in the NSW Premier s History Awards. Jenny has also written extensively on counter-terrorism and democracy, most recently in Terror Laws- ASIO, Counter-terrorism and the Threat to Democracy. Gough Whitlam- A Moment in History was short-listed in several national literary awards including the Margarey Medal for Biography, The Age Book of the Year and the Prime Minister s Literary Awards. Gough Whitlam- His Time was short-listed in several national literary awards including the National Biography Award, the Queensland Literary Awards, and the Australian History Prize in the Prime Minister s Literary Awards.