After Words. The Post Prime Ministerial Speeches

Keating PJ

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: First Edition

Description: 628 pages. Ex-Library. (Only A Small Library Stamp Inside Cover) Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul KeatingBooks of speeches are rarely published as a compendium of work by one person. After Words is unique in Australian publishing by virtue of its scale and range of subjects, and that all the speeches are the work of one eye and one mind: former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. Each speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted by Paul Keating. Subject to subject, idea to idea, the speeches are related in a wider construct, which is the way Paul Keating has viewed and thought about the world. The speeches reveal the breadth and depth of his interestsbe they cultural, historical, or policy-focuseddealing with subjects as broad as international relations, economic policy and politics. Individual chapters range from a discussion of Jorn Utzons Opera House through to the redesign of Berlin, the history of native title, Australias relationship to the countries of Asia, the role of the monarchy, to the shape of Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 2, and more. After Words contains an analytic commentary on Australias recent social and economic repositioning, in the minds of many, by its principal architect. The speeches, more often than not, go beyond observations, as Paul Keating sketches out new vistas and points to new directions. For those interested in matters that go to the future of Australia and the world, After Words presents, unmediated, a panoply of issues which the policy mind and writing style of Paul Keating has sculpted into a recognizable landscape.

ISBN: 9781742377599

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