Martin, AW: Menzies

Martin, AW with Patsy Hardy

Robert Menzies: A Life: Vol. 1: 1894-1943; Vol. 2: 1944-1978, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 1993 and 1999; online edition

Politically at sea during his first term (1939-41), colossus during his second (1949-66) where he presided over a new Australia emerging from World War II. No other figure in Australian history is as synonymous with an era as Menzies is with the 1950s, although the changes in this era may well have happened without him. A brief biography, also by Martin, is here. Factual material is here. Reviews are here and here. See also here.

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