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Author Mitchell, Alex.

Title Come the revolution : a memoir / Alex Mitchell
Published Sydney : NewSouth, 2011

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Description xv, 536 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Prologue -- Pt. One. 1. A cadet on the Townsville Bulletin -- 2. Going outback: the Mount Isa Mail -- 3. On Murdoch's Sydney paper --- 4. View from the Canberra press gallery - 5. Waking up in swinging London -- 6. Halcyon days at the Sunday Times -- 7. Chance to be a war correspondent -- 8. Exit from Thomson House -- 9. Tales of Jerome D Hoffman -- 10. The man who stole Uganda --
Pt. Two. 11. Introduction to Leon Trotsky -- 12. Life of the party -- 13. The revival of Trotskyism -- 14. The state within the state -- 15 Police raid on the Red House -- 16. How the GPU murdered Trotsky -- 17. Opening doors to the Arab world -- 18. High court - high farce -- 19. Comrades Vanessa and Corin -- 20. Ambassador at large -- 21. Faith, hope and charity -- 22. The political fallout begins -- 23. Breaking the faith -- 24. The WRP implodes -- 25. The final stand -- 26. A balance sheet
Summary Many know Alex Mitchell as a political journalist. Few know that he was also a revolutionary. This revealing memoir is a rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, unionists and revolutionaries, crooked cops and corrupt politicians, spies and dictators; made real by the struggles of ordinary working people
Analysis Australian
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Publishing, journalism & media (Australia)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-526) and index
Audience General
Tertiary/Undergraduate
Subject Mitchell, Alex.
Communists -- Biography.
Journalists -- Australia -- Biography.
Newspaper editors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1742233074 (paperback)
9781742233079 (paperback)