Graham Freudenberg has led an amazing life and A Figure of Speech is his life, in his own words. From a young boy growing up in Brisbane, to his time as a speech writer from Calwell to Carr, this book will look at those legendary people; friends and foes he has influenced.
From his campaigns working on speeches for Gough Whitlam and more recently, for Bob Carr, A Figure of Speech is a landmark book tracing the political and social history of post war Australia through the words of Australia's most prolific political wordsmith.
About the Author
Graham Freudenberg was born into a conservative middle class family in Brisbane in 1934. He worked in journalism before discovering his true calling. During his long carer he has written more than a thousand speeches for Labor leaders and other public figures.
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 20th October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.622