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BOOKS

Manning Clark

A life

Brian Matthews

RRP: £25.00

1 October 2009

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741143782

Manning Clark was one of the most influential Australian intellectuals in the closing half of the last century. His political statements were at times highly provocative and his broad generalisations, dire prophecies and oracular style often infuriated conservatives and made him a controversial figure. But, perhaps his most enduring legacy was his magisterial six-volume history of Australia.
Brian Matthews’ biography of Manning Clark is the result of more than a decade of research and writing. The first biographer to use his personal diaries, Matthews reveals the inner psychology of Clark and his complexities.