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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Whatever It Takes
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 1994 .
      Extent: x, 382 pp.
      Description: [24] p. of plates : ill., ports.
      ISBN: 1863593322 1863597727

Works about this Work

The Personal Writings of Politicians Neal Blewett , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 91-96)

'Some years ago, in my essay ‘No Secret Selves?’, I attempted to develop a typology for the personal writings of politicians. I have since tried to refine that typology, though I still remain unhappy with the nomenclature. I would now suggest a fivefold typology as follows: (1) personalised policy essay; (2) political autobiography; (3) political memoir; (4) politician’s autobiography; and (5) political diary. As references in this workshop suggest that some of you have read that essay, I will spend little time on those categories that have remained unchanged and will concentrate on the refinements and more particularly on the category of the political diary.' (Introduction)

The Last Unity Ticket John Murphy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 16 1995; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Whatever It Takes Graham Richardson , 1994 single work autobiography ; Straight Left Tom Uren , 1994 single work autobiography ; Crossing the Party Line : Memoirs of Bernie Taft Bernie Taft , 1994 single work biography
The Last Unity Ticket John Murphy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 16 1995; (p. 50-52)

— Review of Whatever It Takes Graham Richardson , 1994 single work autobiography ; Straight Left Tom Uren , 1994 single work autobiography ; Crossing the Party Line : Memoirs of Bernie Taft Bernie Taft , 1994 single work biography
The Personal Writings of Politicians Neal Blewett , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 91-96)

'Some years ago, in my essay ‘No Secret Selves?’, I attempted to develop a typology for the personal writings of politicians. I have since tried to refine that typology, though I still remain unhappy with the nomenclature. I would now suggest a fivefold typology as follows: (1) personalised policy essay; (2) political autobiography; (3) political memoir; (4) politician’s autobiography; and (5) political diary. As references in this workshop suggest that some of you have read that essay, I will spend little time on those categories that have remained unchanged and will concentrate on the refinements and more particularly on the category of the political diary.' (Introduction)

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