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y Evatt : A Life single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'John Murphy’s Evatt: A life is a biography of Australian parliamentarian and jurist HV Evatt. Remembered as the first foreign minister to argue for an independent Australian policy in the 1940s and for his central role in the formation of the UN, Evatt went on to be the leader of the Labor party in the 1950s, the time of the split that resulted in the party being out of power for a generation. Evatt traces the course of Evatt’s life and places him in the context of a long period of conservatism in Australia. It treats Evatt’s inner, personal life as being just as important as his spectacular, controversial and eventual tragic public career. Murphy looks closely at Evatt’s previously unexamined private life and unravels some of the puzzles that have lead Evatt to be considered erratic, even mad.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Books , 2016 .
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      Extent: 464p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2016
      ISBN: 9781742234465

Works about this Work

Lucifer-like Ambition Costs a Man and a Nation Michael Sexton , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Evatt : A Life John Murphy 2016 single work biography
John Murphy's Evatt : a Labor Leader's Insatiable Ambition and Paranoia Michael Sexton , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 October 2016;

— Review of Evatt : A Life John Murphy 2016 single work biography
'Herbert Vere Evatt is one of the big figures of Australian political – and legal – history. But he has proved an elusive subject for four previous biographers. Now comes a new life by Melbourne University politics professor John Murphy. ...'
Lucifer-like Ambition Costs a Man and a Nation Michael Sexton , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Evatt : A Life John Murphy 2016 single work biography
John Murphy's Evatt : a Labor Leader's Insatiable Ambition and Paranoia Michael Sexton , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 October 2016;

— Review of Evatt : A Life John Murphy 2016 single work biography
'Herbert Vere Evatt is one of the big figures of Australian political – and legal – history. But he has proved an elusive subject for four previous biographers. Now comes a new life by Melbourne University politics professor John Murphy. ...'
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