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'Courtroom tactician, devastating in reply, intimidating and intense. Murray Gleeson has been described as many things, but his grim work persona gave him the label that stuck – The Smiler.

'Born in a small country town in NSW, Gleeson became the nation’s top barrister and its leading judge. In a legal career spanning over 50 years, he had a ringside seat for political, legal and social events that shaped Australia – the final separation from Mother England, legalised abortion, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Tasmanian Dams Case, the Fine Cotton substitution, the scandalous attack on Justice Michael Kirby, the war on terrorism, prisoners’ right to vote and the detention of refugees.

'The Smiler draws on more than 100 interviews with the man himself and his family, friends and judicial colleagues, including those who sat with him on the High Court. It is an unprecedented insight into a legend of the Australian legal system.' (Publication summary)

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    • Annandale, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Federation Press , 2014 .
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      Extent: viii, 280 p, 8 unnumbered pages of platesp.
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      • Published 15 May 2014
      ISBN: 9781862879607

Works about this Work

Review : Sarah Burnside , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , vol. 61 no. 1 2015; (p. 141-142)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Review : Murray Gleeson : The Smiler David Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 52)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Review : Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Daniel O'Gorman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 101 no. 2 2014; (p. 215-216)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Review : Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Clive Hodges , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2014; (p. 61)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
A Catalogue of Legal Brilliance Benjamin Dighton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 September 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Passing Judgment On a Man of Few Words A Clever Man of Few Words Michael Sexton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 July 2014; (p. 31) The Canberra Times , 5 July 2014; (p. 23) The Age , 5 July 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
A Model of Judicial Restraint James Spigelman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July - August vol. 58 no. 7/8 2014; (p. 53-55)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
A Catalogue of Legal Brilliance Benjamin Dighton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 September 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Review : Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Clive Hodges , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2014; (p. 61)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
Review : Murray Gleeson : The Smiler David Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 52)

— Review of Murray Gleeson : The Smiler Michael Pelly , 2014 single work biography
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