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'Since its first publication in 1982, Blanche d'Alpuget's Robert J Hawke: A Biography has remained the benchmark by which other political biographies are measured.

'Hawke: The Prime Minister begins as Bob Hawke wrestles the Labor leadership from Bill Hayden and a few weeks later wins the 1983 federal election, thus achieving his life's goal of becoming Prime Minister of Australia. With a novelist's eye, a political scientist's acumen and based on exhaustive research and interviews, d'Alpuget brings to life ministers, political advisers and previously invisible but powerful mandarins, and their byzantine struggles. Here are leaders with vision and ideals, but prey to ego, ambition and human frailties-yet all committed to reforming a country and an economy that, at the time Hawke took over, was heading towards becoming "the poor white trash of Asia". Throughout the struggles inside his government, with the opposition and with an electorate that yearned for reform but hated its pain, Hawke maintained his vision for the country. With four consecutive terms in office he changed Australia irrevocably.

'd'Alpuget's analysis of how power is deployed, and how elections are won, is nothing less than epic, rich with intrigue and drama. In Hawke: The Prime Minister, she has produced a portrait of a remarkable political leader, determined to steer his country through the international forces pounding down on its economy and the ever-present but imperceptible dangers of the Cold War. It explores the role he played in the precarious game of international politics in the last days the Cold War, and at the awakening of the sleeping giant, China. Unknown until now, the book also reveals Hawke's involvement in international reconciliation, recovery and reconstruction-the "Three Rs" he set out to deliver to Australia in 1983.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Book launched in Sydney by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Walsh Bay, 12 July 2010.
  • Dedication: For my dear friend, Maria Finlay

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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 324 2010; (p. 12, 14)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
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— Appears in: Voice , 9 August - 12 September vol. 6 no. 8 2010; (p. 7)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
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— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
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— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 July 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
All Hail the Silver Hero Brian Galligan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
Portrait of a Folk Hero Ross Fitzgerald , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 August 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
Portrait of a Wily Politician Silvia Dropulich , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice , 9 August - 12 September vol. 6 no. 8 2010; (p. 7)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
Mythologising Hawke: A Parti Pris Account of Hawke’s Premiership Bruce Grant , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 324 2010; (p. 12, 14)

— Review of Hawke : The Prime Minister Blanche d'Alpuget , 2010 single work biography
Love Filled the Room as the Leopard Spoke Out Damien Murphy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 July 2010; (p. 1)
Fox and Leopard Turn It On for a Legend Tom Dusevic , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 July 2010; (p. 5)
If My Mother Could Speak for Herself... Sue Pieters-Hawke , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 July 2010; (p. 1, 4)
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Hawke Keeps Quiet after Keating Spray David Humphries , 2010 single work column
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