[PDF] Download ☆ A Thinking Reed | by ↠ BarryJones

By BarryJones | Comments: ( 846 ) | Date: ( Oct 22, 2019 )

The life of an Australian polymath, a passionate advocate for Australia, a politician held in great affection by all sides of politics now in paperback.DescriptionFrom quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris, Barry Jones has had a prodigious public life.The life of an Australian polymath, a passionate advocate for Australia, a politician held in great affection by all sides of politics now in paperback.DescriptionFrom quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris, Barry Jones has had a prodigious public life.Barry Jones first came to public prominence as Pick a Box quiz champion, and from then on he has embraced a myriad of passions and causes A Thinking Reed spans his remarkable career, from a lonely childhood in Melbourne of the 1930s and 1940s to the fight he led against the death penalty to his crusade to make science and the future prominent issues on the political agenda He has worked tirelessly on both a global and local scale to rethink education, to improve and preserve our heritage, to revive the nations s film industry, and to build a better Australia.Almost unique among politicians, Barry Jones is held in enormous public affection And while he reveals many insights into the political process both the problems of office and the atrophy of Opposition he concentrates above all on the life of the mind a mind with deep, passionate and often witty insights into history, philosophy, music and literature A Thinking Reed is a generous gift from an extraordinary Australian.


  • Title: A Thinking Reed
  • Author: BarryJones
  • ISBN: 9781741143874
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments A Thinking Reed

  • Maureen

    I am drawn to Barry Jones, his politics, his ethics, his common decency, but I am so in awe of his amazing intelligence that it is hard to keep up with him, even in a book. There is a feeling of sadness and isolation in this autobiography, who does a person of his intellect commune with after all? But despite all of that, his achievements are many and his life, is and always was, full to the max. His lists at the end of the book morphed into another book The Shock of Recognition.


  • Taruia

    Former Labor Minister, ALP President and Quizshow champion Barry Jones writes about his life and passions. He talks about radio, science and art (but not sport). For those who want to know about the periphery of one of Australia's greatest thinkers, but if you are looking for a warts-and-all autobiography, you will be disappointed.


  • Kimbalee

    One of the greatest works of Autobiography I have ever read. Barry Jones is an Australian icon (and former teacher!) who I model my life on. Top read.


  • Matt

    A fine read about a fascinating man.


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