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Friendship is a Sheltering Tree: John Curtin's Letters 1907 to 1945

David Black
John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library / Curtin Uni
2001
ISBN: 174067040x
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Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: Near Fine

Price: $20.00 (inc GST)

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Throughout all the words John Curtin wrote to his wife and family, friends and colleagues for nearly forty years there is not one sentence or thought which could be described as mean-spirited and not one occasion when matters in dispute degenerated into vituperation. This book provides revealing insights into a man who gave all that he had to life and improving the lot of his fellow human beings.

Edited collection of former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin's correspondence. Contains introductory background, letters to his girlfriend, his wife, and various fellow politicians including Edward Granville Theodore, James Henry Scullin, Frank Anstey, and newspaper editor Henry Boote. Also includes photos, timeline, bibliography and index. Foreword by Professor Tom Stannage, Historian. Author is historical consultant in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. pp. 260 illusts First Edition #0319 (Prev ownership name) 

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