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'John Curtin remains a venerated leader. His role as Labor's wartime supremo is etched deep into the national psyche: the man who put Australia first, locked horns with Churchill, forged the alliance with the United States and became the saviour of the nation in its darkest hour.

'Drawing on new archival material including sensitive and private correspondence from Curtin never before seen or quoted, Curtin's Empire shows that this British world vision was not imposed on him from abroad, rather it animated Curtin from deep within. Since entering politics Curtin had fought a bitter battle with his opponents - both inside and outside his party - over loyalty, identity and national security. At stake was how he and his party related to the defining idea of Australian politics for their times: Britishness.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Chapter headings: 1. 'Citadel for the British-speaking race': introduction; 2. 'Blatant screamers of loyalty': war and peace, 1914-1928; 3. A 'deranged world': leading Labor in the 1930s; 4. 'Practical empire patriots': London, 1944; 5. 'Partial eclipse': legacy and memory.
  • Dedication: For Priscilla, Pia and Ella.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cambridge University Press ,
      2011 .
      Extent: xi, 159p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9780521146227 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Stuart Macintyre Replies: Stuart Macintyre , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 6)
Starched Collars James Curran , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 6)
More Than a Trier Stuart Macintyre , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 330 2011; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Curtin's Empire James Curran , 2011 single work biography
The Ties that Bound Joshua Rosner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 March 2011; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Curtin's Empire James Curran , 2011 single work biography
The Ties that Bound Joshua Rosner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 March 2011; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Curtin's Empire James Curran , 2011 single work biography
More Than a Trier Stuart Macintyre , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 330 2011; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Curtin's Empire James Curran , 2011 single work biography
Starched Collars James Curran , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 6)
Stuart Macintyre Replies: Stuart Macintyre , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 6)
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    Australia,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
  • 1900-1999
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