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Playford Benevolent Despot by Stewart Cockburn

Playford Benevolent Despot by Stewart Cockburn

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Benevolent Despot

by Stewart Cockburn

Axiom Publishing, 1991 [First Edition], [Signed], ISBN 0959416447, black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white photographs, hardcover, dust-jacket, 

Near Fine Condition, Signed By Author on title page, previous owners inscription on front fly-leaf, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, dust-jacket shows minimal edge and shelf wear with minor chips and creasing (see photographs)

"Sir Thomas Playford was Premier of South Australia for 26 years and 226 days between 1938 and 1965.  He led his Party to victory at eight successive elections and eclipsed all records for  long political leadership in the history of the British Commonwealth.  South Australia's population almost doubled under his Premiership.  He presided over a period of unprecedented economic growth and prosperity which he master-minded and directed with a personal authority and flair unmatched in the previous history of his State."

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