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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 Golf Diplomacy : A Canny Emissary in Washington
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'In the chaos that opened the Trump administration in 2017, foreign governments were looking for any and all insiders for information. Australia turned to Joe Hockey, who turned to golf. In this very readable account of the former treasurer’s four years in Washington (2016–20), Hockey tells us how he navigated ‘TRUMPAGEDDON’. This is a story replete with funny anecdotes and unsettling observations. Diplomatic leaves the reader convinced that diplomacy is more about art and luck than about science and process. It is also oddly reassuring about the vicissitudes that the Australia–United States relations can weather, even under the most weird leadership.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review no. 443 June 2022 24657601 2022 periodical issue

    'That there will no second term for the Morrison government will mean for many a winter of milder discontent. The subject of changing course looms large over our June issue, from John Harwood’s reconsideration of his mother Gwen Harwood’s legacy (making possible a new biography of the poet, also reviewed in this issue) to Linda Atkins’ refocusing of attention to wider social problems in the abortion debate. Elizabeth Tynan gives a timely reminder of the historic costs of colonial servility, while Ilana Snyder looks at the unrealised potential of the Gonski education reforms. In fiction, we review new titles by Douglas Stuart, Steve Toltz, Felicity McLean, and Ceridwen Dovey and Eliza Bell, while in poetry, we look at the latest by Sarah Holland-Batt, Emily Stewart, and Claire Potter. The inimitable Frances Wilson is our Critic of the Month. From convicts to caca (ahem), there’s plenty in store for the polymorphously curious!'  (Publication summary)

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  • Diplomatic Joe Hockey Leo Shanahan 2022 single work autobiography
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