From the Publisher
"With the memoirs of Sir Joseph Carruthers, previously unpublished, Michael Hogan is offering to readers the reflections of one of the masters of the sublime art of politics. One can read through any of the chapters with profit. Forgive me my fascination with the passages on cricket. . ." -- Rodney Cavalier
About the Author
Before retiring in 1997, Michael Hogan taught Australian politics and society in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney for twenty years. He has written or edited more than a dozen books, including Public versus Private Schools: Funding and Directions in Australia (Penguin, 1984); The Sectarian Strand: Religion in Australian History (Penguin, 1987); and Local Labor: A History of the Labor Party in Glebe 1891 - 2003 (Federation, 2004). He is a member of the committee set up by Premier Bob Carr to promote historical research in preparation for the celebration of the 'Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in New South Wales 1856 - 2006'.