The Great Bust: The Depression of the Thirties

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    First Edition.

    24cm x 16cm. [iv], 418 pages, frontispiece, [8] pages of black and white illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering, no jacket.

    Jack Lang was the Labor Premier of New South Wales during much of the Great Depression, and was one of that state’s most controversial politicians, with his call to repudiate Australia’s debts. His long running dispute with Prime Minister Joseph Lyons ended with his dismissal in 1932 by NSW Governor Philip Game. The Great Bust forms the second volume of his justifications for his actions, while criticising Robert Menzies and others, including members of the Labor movement.

    Soiling to cloth. Minor tanning. Previous owner’s name with label tipped in on title page. Good Condition.