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Figure of Speech : A Political Memoir - Graham Freudenberg

Figure of Speech

A Political Memoir

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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.

Introduction

1. A wordsmith's apprenticeship

2. The road to Damascus

3. Friends and flukes

4. False Down

5. Ghosts and faceless men

6. Vietnam

7. Party…policy…people

8. Gorton v. Whitlam

9. It's time

10. In government

11. The Dismissal

12. Wranslides

13. Hawke years

14. Ends and beginnings

15. Continuities

Notes and sources

Author's acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements

Index

ISBN: 9780731405749
ISBN-10: 9780755214808
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 20th October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.622
Edition Number: 1