Join us as The Hon Steve Bracks AC interviews David Day and we find out what it’s like to be a political biographer.
Renowned author of Menzies and Churchill at War, John Curtin: A Life, and Chifley, David Day has turned his astute eye to Paul Keating in his newest biography.
In the tradition of his bestselling CURTIN and CHIFLEY, David Day’s exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth century, firstly as treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years.
Although he has spent all of his adult life in the public eye, Keating has eschewed the idea of publishing his memoirs and has discouraged biographers from writing about his life. Undaunted, best-selling biographer David Day has taken on the task of giving Keating the biography that he deserves.
Based on extensive research in libraries and archives, interviews with Keating’s former colleagues and associates, and walking the tracks of Keating’s life, Day has painted the first complete portrait of Paul Keating, covering both the public and private man.
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