Alan 'The Red Fox' Reid: Pressman Par Excellence by Ross Fitzgerald, Stephen Holt |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Alan 'The Red Fox' Reid: Pressman Par Excellence

Alan 'The Red Fox' Reid: Pressman Par Excellence

by Ross Fitzgerald, Stephen Holt
     
 

Bold and thorough, this biography traces the life of one of Australia’s most controversial and legendary journalists, Alan “The Red Fox” Reid, who covered the nation’s politics from the 1930s to the 1980s. Demonstrating how Reid not only reported the news but shaped it due to his connections with Labor Prime Ministers Ben Chifley and John

Overview

Bold and thorough, this biography traces the life of one of Australia’s most controversial and legendary journalists, Alan “The Red Fox” Reid, who covered the nation’s politics from the 1930s to the 1980s. Demonstrating how Reid not only reported the news but shaped it due to his connections with Labor Prime Ministers Ben Chifley and John Curtin, this volume covers a number of momentous events in Reid’s career—including his early associations with the Labor Party, his split with the party in the 1950s, and his breaking of the “36 faceless men” story in 1963, exposing the 36 delegates to the Australian Labor Party who dictated policies to the exclusion of the party’s elected leadership team. This narrative is sure to captivate those interested in the history of journalism and politics in Australia.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Captures the essence of Reid's life and career."  —Saturday Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742231327
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Ross Fitzgerald is a writer, broadcaster, historian, and political commentator. He is a columnist for the Australian and for the Spectator Australia and a reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Weekend Australian. Stephen Holt is a historian and speechwriter. He is the author of A Short History of Manning Clark.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >