Review of Anne Blair, Ruxton: A Biography

Crotty, Martin A. (2006) Review of Anne Blair, Ruxton: A Biography. API Review of Books, 44: .


Author Crotty, Martin A.
Title Review of Anne Blair, Ruxton: A Biography
Journal name API Review of Books
ISSN 1833-0932
Publication date 2006-07
Issue 44
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publisher Australian Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology
Language eng
Subject 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Abstract Although a relatively brief work that comes in a little over 200 pages, Anne Blair's biography competently traces and details the course of a life and career so remarkable and so public as to be deemed worthy of such a tribute from people from both sides of politics. She portrays a man driven by a potent mix of energy and conviction, one who believed firmly in the rightness of his own views, one prepared to pursue his goals and ideals, both selfish and selfless, with grit, determination, and a scant regard for anyone who stood in his way or spoke against the things that he, Ruxton, deemed sacred.

 
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