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The Resource Kerry O'Brien : a memoir, Kerry O'Brien

Kerry O'Brien : a memoir, Kerry O'Brien

Label
Kerry O'Brien : a memoir
Title
Kerry O'Brien
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kerry O'Brien
Title variation
Memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born the day after the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien's life has spanned the post-war era through the maelstrom of the nuclear and digital age - a remarkable time of intense and dynamic change that has no match in human history. He has witnessed life changing events, interviewed the great and good, and explained the intricacies of the world to millions of Australians as we sat in the comfort and safety of our lounge rooms. Whether strolling the history-laden corridors of the White House unhindered while waiting to interview Barack Obama, or talking with Nelson Mandela on his first day in the presidential residence in Pretoria in a room filled with the blood-soaked ghosts of apartheid, or receiving a haughty rebuke from an indignantly regal Margaret Thatcher, or exploring ideas with some of the great artists, philosophers and scientists of our time, Kerry O'Brien has sought to unearth the truth behind the news. In Australia, he has watched thirteen prime ministers come and go and has called the powerful to account without fear or favour. In this intimate ground-breaking account told with wit and insight O'Brien reflects on the big events, the lessons learned and lessons ignored, along with the foibles and strengths of public figures who construct our world. The end result is a memoir like no other - an engrossing study of a private life lived in the public eye and wrapped in nearly three-quarters of a century of social and political history
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Kerry
Dewey number
070.195092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Kerry
  • Television personalities
  • Interviews
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television journalists
Label
Kerry O'Brien : a memoir, Kerry O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 838-854) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063843070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 871 pages
Isbn
9781760296438
Lccn
be2018039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Kerry O'Brien : a memoir, Kerry O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 838-854) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063843070
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 871 pages
Isbn
9781760296438
Lccn
be2018039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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