The Gorton Experiment
by Alan Reid
Shakespeare Head Press, 1971 [First Edition], ISBN 0855580488, black and white photographic plates, sepia photographic end-papers, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription on title page, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, small chips and tears to edges, staining to back (see photographs)
"Alan Reid, Australia's most brilliant political journalist has now written the story of John Grey Gorton as Prime Minister of Australia. Mr Reid, special correspondent for the daily Telegraph and columnist in the Bulletin has reported every political crisis from the Canberra Press Gallery since 1937, and his story (The Power Struggle) of the manoeuvring for succession to the late Harold Holt became the first political bestseller in the history of Australian publishing.
He recounts the incredible happenings during Gorton's term as Prime Minister with all the drama of a novel - he was one of the few men who saw the events, reported the facts, and recognised, before almost anyone else, the inevitable outcome."