Unholy Fury

Whitlam and Nixon at War

James Curran
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Unholy Fury

Published

1 May 2015

ISBN

9780522868203

Pages

232

Weight

538g

Size

233mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Unholy Fury

Whitlam and Nixon at War

James Curran
The inside story of just how close Australia came to losing the US Alliance
In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics—Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon—clashed over the end of the Vietnam war and the shape of a new Asia. A relationship that had endured the heights of the Cold War veered dangerously off course and seemed headed for destruction.

Drawing on sensational new evidence from once top-secret American and Australian records, Unholy Fury brings to life the clash between the two leaders and their competing visions of the world.

As the Nixon White House reeled from the Watergate revelations, Australia's first Labor prime minister in twenty-three years looked to redefine the country's position on the world stage. It left an American president enraged and hell bent on tearing apart a strained alliance.
In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics—Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon—clashed over the end of the Vietnam war and the shape of a new Asia. A relationship that had endured the heights of the Cold War veered dangerously off course and seemed headed for destruction.

Drawing on sensational new evidence from once top-secret American and Australian records, Unholy Fury brings to life the clash between the two leaders and their competing visions of the world.

As the Nixon White House reeled from the Watergate revelations, Australia's first Labor prime minister in twenty-three years looked to redefine the country's position on the world stage. It left an American president enraged and hell bent on tearing apart a strained alliance.

James Curran

James Curran

James Curran is Professor of Modern History at Sydney University and the author, most recently, of Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War (MUP, 2015) and Fighting With America(Penguin, 2016). He is now working on a project exploring Australia’s relations with China.

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