Menzies: The Forgotten Speeches

Menzies: The Forgotten Speeches

“I always feel at home with commercial travellers, because in a sense I’m one myself. He is the man who charms the customer, who sells the goods. And that describes me to perfection.” -- R G Menzies



Few politicians captivated an audience quite like Bob Menzies. His passion, intellect and humour speak as clearly from the printed page as when delivered from a platform. Yet remarkably, his many brilliant speeches have been largely forgotten, preserved only in original typewritten manuscript hidden in the vaults. The selection brought back to life in this volume will entertain, challenge and inspire in equal measure.

Edited by MRC's Research Fellow Dr David Furse-Roberts, with a preface by Geoffrey Blainey, the book is a selection of previously unpublished speeches by Robert Menzies which have been retrieved from the vaults and brought back to life in a high quality volume. This publication is much more than a record of our history; it is a guide to the present that charts a path to the future.  

Menzies: The Forgotten Speeches is published by Jeparit Press: an imprint of Connor Court Publishing in association with The Menzies Research Centre 

RRP: $59.95 (MRC subscribers are eligible for a discounted rate)

David Furse-Roberts is a Research Fellow at the Menzies Research Centre and holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales. David is currently preparing a book of speeches by former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard.

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