Former Treasurer Chris Bowen provides a rare insight into Australia's most important economic office through interviews with former Treasurers and senior bureaucrats
How much do we know about the second most important office in the nation? Who was Australia's first treasurer? Who resigned because of a relationship breakdown with the PM? And who did Frank Hardy base his character Ted Thurgood in Power without Glory on?
The Money Men is the first in-depth look at the twelve most notable and interesting men to have held the office of Treasurer of Australia. Former Treasurer Chris Bowen brings a unique insider perspective to the lessons learned from the successes and failures of those who went before him.
Who does Chris Bowen think has been Australia's most exceptional Treasurer? With revealing interviews of the five last treasurers, The Money Men dares to answer that question.
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Replete with detail and extremely assiduous in research, Chris Bowen's lightning new book is the first first-ever account of this prestigious office that is collated within the confines of a book. In my experience, it far surpassed these limits and stands out for its depth, largely owing to the book's analysis of the ideology that underpins not just the history of the office of Treasurer, but Australia's political landscape and the country itself. This is a must-read for economists, historians, students of all persuasions, teachers, political junkies serious about history, and most importantly of all - the future treasurers of Australia.
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 3rd August 2015
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.3 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1