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Author Day, David, 1949-

Title Chifley / David Day
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : Harpercollins, 2001


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Description xiv, 562 pages, <24> of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary On a political level, Ben Chifley is a Labor icon who vies with John Curtin for the top place in the party's pantheon of heroes. But like Curtin, he was admired across political boundaries. As prime minister from 1945-49, he established many of the policies that became an accepted part of Australian life: mass immigration, full employment, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, to name just a few. In contrast to our age of privatisation and economic rationalism, Chifley stood for a strong state sector able to moderate the excesses of capitalism. However, Chifley's personal life had melancholic resonances. In his early childhood he was sent from his parents' house to live a primitive rural life with his grandfather. His marriage was childless, to his bitter regret, and he was involved for much of it with another woman in whose company he was destined to die. Chifley is a gripping and essential political biography from David Day, author of "John Curtin: A Life" and winner of the 2000 Queensland Premier's Prize for History
Analysis Chifley, Ben
Former Prime Ministers
History, 1901-1945
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page <535>- 547
Bibliography : pages [535]-547
Subject Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951.
Politicians -- Australia -- Humor -- Periodicals.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- ?́ƠBiography
Politicians -- Australia -- ?́ƠBiography
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Bio-bibliography.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965
Genre/Form ?́ƠBiography
LC no. 2002327846
ISBN 0732275334 paperback