Ben Chifley by L. F. Crisp

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Ben Chifley

by L. F. Crisp

Longmans, Green and Co., 1963, b/w photographs, paperback

Very Good Condition, ex-library, sticker residue and stamps to inside covers and front and back flyleaf pages, cancelled stamps to title page and back page, tears to back flyleaf where card pouch has been removed, general edge and shelf wear

'Born the son of a blacksmith, and receiving only two years of formal education, Ben Chifley's life is the story of intellect and ability overcoming social and educational disadvantage. He became a train driver, got involved in union affairs, was elected to Parliament, and became Australia's Prime Minister in 1945. Chifley introduced a wide range of social reforms, and State-owned institutions. The author, Professor Crisp, worked with Chifley as a public servant.'