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John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline book launch

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library launched John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline, the second volume of John Edwards’ biography of Australia’s wartime leader on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

About John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline

Described as ‘a huge and highly accessible contribution to Australian political history’ (SMH), this magisterial biography of our greatest Prime Minister concludes with the events that shaped our future: the nation at war, our new relationship with the United States, and Curtin’s early death, just before victory. Triumph and Decline, the publisher claims, ‘completes Edwards’ masterpiece and cements John Curtin’s place as one of our greatest Prime Ministers’. The first volume won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award in the history category.

About John Edwards

John Edwards is a Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an adjunct professor at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He is a member of the board of Cbus. He has been a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and for many years Chief Economist for HSBC Bank in Australia and New Zealand. He was formerly senior economic adviser for Treasurer and Prime Minister Paul Keating.