"With his six-volume History of Australia, Manning Clark remains Australia's most influential historian. He lived and worked at the heart of Australian public life, and had close contact with many of the most important political, literary, and other intellectual figures of his day. This selection of correspondence between Clark and other influential Australians reveals some of the stories behind major events and issues in the mid-20th century. Lively, biting, moving and witty, these letters will fascinate anyone interested in Australian history."-- Provided by publisher.