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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Diary of a Foreign Minister
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister.

'For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage – the election of Australia to the UN Security Council, the war in Syria and meetings with the most powerful people on the planet. And they all unfold against the gripping, uncertain domestic backdrop of Labor Party infighting, plummeting polls and a leadership change from Gillard back to Rudd.

'This compelling diary provides an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a foreign minister and proves that Carr is not only a master politician and statesman, but a great writer as well.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    As always, to H, my co-conspirator.

  • Epigraph:

    There comes a time when you

    realise that everything is a dream,

    and only those things preserved in writing

    have any possibility of being real.

    –James Salter, All That Is (2013)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 502p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 April 2014
      ISBN: 9781742234175

Works about this Work

Australia Is Awash with Political Memoir, but Only Some Will Survive the Flood Jane Messer , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 September 2015;
Review : Bob Carr : Diary of a Foreign Minister James Rose , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 17 October no. 5820 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
'Tosser' Carr Has Last Laugh in Sales War Sharri Markson , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 September 2014; (p. 23)
Strewth! Christian Kerr , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 July 2014; (p. 9)
'Slow Boring Through Hard Boards' : Acuity and Self-Indulgence From an Ex-Foreign Minister Neal Blewett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 13-15)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
The True Confessions of a Frequent Flyer Bob Ellis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 April 2014; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 April 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
Jet Lag, Jokes and Ab Ambition Philip Flood , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 May 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
[Untitled] Tory Shepherd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
[Untitled] Rhys Muldoon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 101 2014; (p. 56)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
'Slow Boring Through Hard Boards' : Acuity and Self-Indulgence From an Ex-Foreign Minister Neal Blewett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 13-15)

— Review of Diary of a Foreign Minister Bob Carr , 2014 single work autobiography diary
Good Onya, Bob, for Telling It Like It Was Samantha Maiden , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2014; (p. 61)
You're So Vain, You Probably Think This is All About You, Don't You Chris Kenny , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 April 2014; (p. 61)
Will Carr's Diary Inspire Tell-All Pollies? Natasha Stott Despoja , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 April 2014; (p. 18)
Carr Diary Published and Was Damned 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 June 2014; (p. 20)
Strewth! Christian Kerr , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 July 2014; (p. 9)
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