Book Launch - Bob Hawke: Demons and Destiny

Bob Hawke: Demons and Destiny is considered the definitive full-life biography of Australia's 23rd prime minister; the only one that Hawke cooperated with after exiting the prime ministership.

Troy Bramston, an award-winning and best-selling author, tells the remarkable story of Hawke's upbringing and education, the people and events that shaped him, his rise through the union movement, his complex personality and personal life marked by womanising and the demon drink, his nine-year government from 1983 to 1991, plus his post-prime ministerial life and legacy.

The book includes an exclusive series of interviews with Bob - the last that he gave - as well as unfiltered access to his extensive trove of personal papers.

It features new interviews with more than 100 people who knew and worked with Hawke, including his family and friends; political and union colleagues, and rivals; advisers and public servants; and journalists; along with international contemporaries of Hawke such as George H.W. Bush, John Major, Brian Mulroney, James Baker and George Shultz.

The book includes an exclusive series of interviews with Bob - the last that he gave - as well as unfiltered access to his extensive trove of personal papers.

Readers can purchase the book here.


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