Historical information

A memoir and personal observations about political life particularly around the time of the Whitlam government (1972-1975). In the foreword, the author describes the book as not a serious piece of research, although names, dates and places have been checked.


The book is significant to Australian federal politics, particularly during the Whitlam/ALP government.

Physical description

Paperback book. Front cover: red and background; black and white lettering; two tone portraits of Gough Whitlam (blue and black), William McMahon (purple and black) and John Gorton (green and black).

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: author's name and title. Back cover: excerpts from the book. Title page: the name Ray O'Leary and date 2/2012 is inscribed in blue biro.