John Curtin: how he won over the media

Coatney, Caryn (2016) John Curtin: how he won over the media. Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne . ISBN 978-1-925333-41-1

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The life of John Curtin is one of Australia’s most remarkable stories. He overcame childhood hardships to become the prime minister in turbulent times. Drawing on new archival material, Caryn Coatney delves behind the scenes of dramatic war events, revealing that Curtin was more complex, determined and shrewd than before imagined. She shines a fresh light on this era by showing how he won the media and the public over to help in meeting the unprecedented challenges that were facing Australia at war.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Print copy not held in USQ Library. This book is a 'must-read' - Troy Bramston, The Australian, December 21, 2015 <>
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 05:14
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: political journalism; parliamentary media gallery; government-media relations; prime ministerial-journalist relations; political communication; John Curtin; Winston Churchill; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; William Lyon Mackenzie King; Pacific war; World War II
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
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