Paul Kelly

I have just read Paul Kelly’s monumental works of Australian political history  The End of Certainty: The Story of the 1980s (1992) and The March of Patriots: The Struggle for Modern Australia (2009). I suppose Mungo McCallum can be forgiven when he describes Kelly’s works as “ponderous” given that they total some 1464 pages, and there is another volume yet to come!

Certainty chronicles the Hawke-Keating years and Patriots covers the Keating and Howard years up to 2001.

If you are at all interested in what has been going on in the corridors of Canberra throughout the 80s, 90s and 2000s, these books are a brilliant resource.

Oh, and having read those 1464 pages, I cannot tell whether Kelly would be likely to vote Labor or Liberal! 

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~ by Garry on December 19, 2009.

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