'The Menzies Era' is a work of great authority, illuminating that remarkable time when the Coalition of the Liberal and Country Parties held office, without interruption, winning nine elections in a row from 1949 to 1972. Over the twenty-three years of that era, Australia saw huge economic growth, social change and considerable political turmoil. Covering the Petrov Affair, the impact of the great
Labor Split of 1955, Australia's alliance with the United States, the impact of the Vietnam War on Australian politics, and the recovery of the Labor Party under Whitlam's leadership in the 1960s, this magisterial book offers a comprehensive assessment of how the Menzies era laid the foundations of contemporary Australia. 243 x 163mm., pp. 6 (preliminaries, 707, black & white plates, endnotes, select bibliography, Author's Note, index. Hard cover in dust jacket. AUTHOR SIGNED (Title page) - no other inscriptions. As NEW.