Recollections of a Bleeding Heart

Author(s): Don Watson


The long awaited authorised biography of Paul Keating's four years as Australia's Prime Minister. Written by his speech writer, this book is based on notes made during his term of office.


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Winner of Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2002 and Colin Roderick Award 2002 and Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award 2002. Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best History Book 2002 and Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award 2002 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2003.

Don Watson was employed as Keating's speechwriter. Though a "bleeding heart" liberal trained in history rather than economics, he became an advisor and friend to Keating. RECOLLECTIONS FROM A BLEEDING HEART - based on notes Watson kept through the four turbulent and exhausting years of Keating's Prime Ministership - is a frank, sympathetic and engrossing portrait of this brilliant and perplexing man, and a unique reflection on modern politics. Don Watson's work, both serious and satirical has appeared in most of Australia's major journals and newspapers and on television, radio, stage and screen. He was speechwriter and advisor to the former Prime Minister Paul Keating and is the author of Caledonia Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9780091835170
  • : knopf
  • : knopf
  • : 1.16
  • : 215mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Don Watson
  • : Hardback
  • : 994.06092
  • : 756
  • : b&w photos