A Thinking Reed

Jones Barry

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Allen And Unwin
Publisher Place: Crows Nest
Publisher Year: 2006
Edition: First Edition

Description: 561 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. Jones First Came To Public Prominence As A Pick A Box Quiz Champion. Since Then He Has Embraced A Myriad Of Passions And Causes.

Publishers Description: The life of an Australian polymath, a passionate advocate for Australia, a politician held in great affection by all sides of politics - now in paperback.DescriptionFrom quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris, Barry Jones has had a prodigious public life.Barry Jones first came to public prominence as Pick-a-Box quiz champion, and from then on he has embraced a myriad of passions and causes. A Thinking Reed spans his remarkable career, from a lonely childhood in Melbourne of the 1930s and 1940s to the fight he led against the death penalty to his crusade to make science and the future prominent issues on the political agenda. He has worked tirelessly on both a global and local scale to rethink education, to improve and preserve our heritage, to revive the nations's film industry, and to build a better Australia.Almost unique among politicians, Barry Jones is held in enormous public affection. And while he reveals many insights into the political process - both the problems of office and the atrophy of Opposition - he concentrates above all on the life of the mind; a mind with deep, passionate and often witty insights into history, philosophy, music and literature. A Thinking Reed is a generous gift from an extraordinary Australian.

ISBN: 9781741143874


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