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Unholy fury : Whitlam and Nixon at war
Unholy fury : Whitlam and Nixon at war
Curran, James, 1973-2015
The inside story of just how close the alliance between Australia and the US came to breaking. In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics -- Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon -- clashed over the end of the Vietnam War and the shape of a new Asia. A relationship that had endured the heights of the Cold War veered dangerously off course and seemed headed for destruction. Drawing on sensational new evidence from once top-secret American and Australian records, Unholy Fury brings to life the clash between the two leaders and their competing visions of the world. As the Nixon White House reeled from the Watergate revelations, Australia's first Labor prime minister in twenty-three years looked to redefine the country?s position on the world stage. It left an American president enraged and hell bent on tearing apart a strained alliance.
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Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2015.
378 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some col.), portraits ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1 'On the Right Side': Nixon in Australia -- 2 'Put on Notice': Lessons from America -- 3 'Entangled': Labor's Cold War Dilemma -- 4 'The Most Generous ... Idealistic Nation':Whitlam and the Americans -- 5 'Pathfinder for Nixon': Whitlam's China Coup -- 6 'An Absolute Outrage':The Christmas Bombings -- 7 On Nixon's 'Shit List':A 'Downward Slide' in Relations -- 8 American 'Trouble Shooter': Marshall Green Comes to Canberra -- 9 'One Hour' in Washington: Defining the New 'American Connection' -- 10 'Heating up the Crucible': An Alliance in Peril -- Conclusion: 'Almost Incomprehensible'.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs327.94073 CURAvailable