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Power Without Glory
Author: Frank Hardy

ISBN: 9781741667615
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 1 July 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1 x 4.3
In the history of Australian literature few books have been so controversial than Frank Hardy's Power Without Glory.This is a tale of corruption stretching from street corner SP bookmaking to the most influential men in the land - and the terrible personal cost of the power such corruption brings. John West rose from a Melbourne slum to dominate Australian politics with bribery, brutality and fear. His attractive wife and their children turned away from him in horror. Friends dropped away. At the peak of his power, surrounded by bootlickers, West faced a hate-filled nation - and the terrible loneliness of his life.

Was John West a real figure? For months during the post-war years, an Australian court heard evidence in a sensational libel action brought by businessman John Wren's wife. After a national uproar which rocked the very foundations of the Commonwealth, Frank Hardy was acquitted. This is the novel which provoked such intense uproar and debate across the nation. The questions it poses remain unanswered

About the Author

Frank Hardy was born in 1917 to a working-class Catholic family near Warrnambool, Vict...

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