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Leader with harm and aggression

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October 1980, no. 25

Bob Hawke: A portrait by Robert Pullan

Methuen, index, illus., 224p., $12.95

Book 2 Cover Small (400 x 600)

Hawke: The definitive biography by John Hurst

Angus & Robertson, illus., index, $12.95

Leader with harm and aggression

by
October 1980, no. 25

Success may not always have come easy to Robert James Lee Hawke, but it has come often. In 1969 he became President of the ACTU without ever having been a shop steward or a union organiser or secretary; he had never taken part in or led a strike. His experience at grass roots or branch level in the ALP had not been extensive when he was elected Federal President of the party in 1973. Now, untested in parliament and government, his jaw is firmly pointed towards achieving what has always been his ultimate ambition – the prime ministership.

Don Grant reviews 'Bob Hawke: A portrait' by Robert Pullan and 'Hawke: The definitive biography' by John Hurst

Bob Hawke: A portrait

by Robert Pullan

Methuen, index, illus., 224p., $12.95

Book 2 Cover Small (400 x 600)

Hawke: The definitive biography

by John Hurst

Angus & Robertson, illus., index, $12.95

Comment (1)

  • Wonderful
    Posted by MichelleDube Harkness
    01 February 2023

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