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The (almost) Complete Gough - Barry Cohen

The (almost) Complete Gough

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Published: 16th July 2001
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The man can't help it. Self-parody, sending up other people's expectations, a love of the absurd. Gough's still going strong. To mark another birthday (and in response to popular demand) we've brought together Life With Gough and the best of Whitlam to Winston with some great newly minted Gough stories to present a bumper edition of The (almost) Complete Gough.

So, once again, here's a larger-than-life Australian, infuriatingly high-falutin' and bizarrely prurient, inflating himself above politics, enjoying himself hugely at the expense of the mean-spirited, the pompous, the ingratiating, the serious and the dull.

'Here is an agreeable and welcome mix of irreverence, wit and absurdity. Here is captured some of the moods and interests that had tenancy in the Whitlam mind - the imperious, the classical, the historical, the rompish, the waggish and the outrageously provocative.' - James Killen

'Anyone who has ever struggled to suppress mirth during a church service understands the pleasure to be found in sharing Barry Cohen's witty, irreverent but affectionate anecdotes. Don't tell Gough.' - The Hon. Kim Beazley

'Here is an agreeable and welcome mix of irreverence, wit and absurdity. Here is captured some of the moods and interests that had tenancy in the Whitlam mind - the imperious, the classical, the historical, the rompish, the waggish and the outrageously provocative.' James Killen 'Anyone who has ever struggled to suppress mirth during a church service understands the pleasure to be found in sharing Barry Cohen's witty, irreverent but affectionate anecdotes. Don't tell Gough.' The Hon Kim Beazley

Author's Note

Sir James Killen on Life with Gough

Phillip Adams on Whitlam to Winston

Acknowledgements

Introduction

The Party, Politicians and Parliament

The Non-believer

Campaigning

Liberal Leaders

The Fourth Estate

The Whitlam Government

The Arts

The Reluctant Traveller

The Historian

Some Personal Experiences

Gough and Clyde

The Dismissal

Gough on Gough

Gough and Bob

A Different Perspective

More Life with Gough

The Last Word on Gough

Sources

ISBN: 9781865086224
ISBN-10: 1865086223
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16th July 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1