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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 Truth or Repose
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: V poiskakh pravdy
Language: Russian
    • Moscow,
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      Russia,
      c
      c
      Former Soviet Union,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Progress Publishers ,
      1967 .
      Extent: 221 p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports.

Works about this Work

Untitled Shirleene Robinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , March vol. 1 no. 1 2006;

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Jessie Street and the New Political Biography Lenore Coltheart , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 77-80)

'Writing political biography almost always involves a degree of self-exploration: there is a little bit of autobiography lurking beneath the surface of every biography. To begin with, there is the choice of subject. Some biographers are drawn to personalities they admire while others tackle those they have little regard for but consider important or perhaps want to understand. Choosing a subject must involve reflection on the biographer’s part about the reasons for their choice and also about the nature of the feelings they bring to the task. This reflection is essential if a biography is to be other than hagiography or a hatchet job. In my own choice of subject, Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, I was driven by a desire to understand the community in which I had lived most of my life and which had played a large part in my own political socialisation. Bjelke-Petersen was a man who had both shaped that community and been shaped by it. In growing up in provincial Queensland I had become acquainted with many of Bjelke-Petersen’s men and women who in many respects were kindly churchgoers, yet who would think nothing of rorting their tax or doing slippery business deals. They always puzzled me, as Bjelke-Petersen did — that combination of rectitude and shady dealings.'  (Introduction)

Provincial Fellow Traveller John Russell , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 49 no. 9 2005; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Our Mrs Roosevelt Anne Pender , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 262 2004; (p. 29)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Petticoat Power Maxine McKew , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 May vol. 122 no. 6421 2004; (p. 63)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Streets Ahead of Her Time Penelope Hanley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 March 2004; (p. 4a)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 May 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography ; On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay ; A Marvellous Party : The Life of Bernard King Stephanie Clifford-Smith 2004 single work biography
Petticoat Power Maxine McKew , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 May vol. 122 no. 6421 2004; (p. 63)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Our Mrs Roosevelt Anne Pender , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 262 2004; (p. 29)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Provincial Fellow Traveller John Russell , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 49 no. 9 2005; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Truth or Repose Jessie Street 1966 single work autobiography
Jessie Street and the New Political Biography Lenore Coltheart , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 77-80)

'Writing political biography almost always involves a degree of self-exploration: there is a little bit of autobiography lurking beneath the surface of every biography. To begin with, there is the choice of subject. Some biographers are drawn to personalities they admire while others tackle those they have little regard for but consider important or perhaps want to understand. Choosing a subject must involve reflection on the biographer’s part about the reasons for their choice and also about the nature of the feelings they bring to the task. This reflection is essential if a biography is to be other than hagiography or a hatchet job. In my own choice of subject, Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, I was driven by a desire to understand the community in which I had lived most of my life and which had played a large part in my own political socialisation. Bjelke-Petersen was a man who had both shaped that community and been shaped by it. In growing up in provincial Queensland I had become acquainted with many of Bjelke-Petersen’s men and women who in many respects were kindly churchgoers, yet who would think nothing of rorting their tax or doing slippery business deals. They always puzzled me, as Bjelke-Petersen did — that combination of rectitude and shady dealings.'  (Introduction)

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