Australia; Melbourne University Press; 1986
Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). From the cover notes: Alf Rattigan was one of Australia's most outstanding public servants, best (or most) remembered for his tempestuous terms as Chairman of the Tariff Board which was later incorporated in the Industries Assistance Commission. On his retirement in 1976 he was asked to write a book which told the truth about protection politics - and this is the result. ..... Though devotees of "Yes Minister" may discern here and there a nuance of their favourite TV series, this remarkable story, modestly told, demonstrates that a conscientious public servant with sufficient courage and gumption can prevail - even over the wiliest Minister and the subtlest of back-stairs machinations. These books were purchased new and have been in storage for decades. However the edges of the book are lightly tanned. Several copies are avaliable. 289 pages. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown.