By Stuart Macintyre, Sheila Fitzpatrick
'Against the Grain' examines the twin careers of Brian Fitzpatrick and Manning Clark and exhibits the political and private problems that beset them either in the course of their careers. Fitzpatrick was once the older through an entire decade, born in 1905 and raised within the reduce middle-class suburb of Moonee Ponds. From the neighborhood kingdom university and Essendon excessive he gained a scholarship to The collage of Melbourne and a different residential scholarship to Trinity collage. whereas the following, he grew to become energetic in scholar lifestyles and helped stumbled on either the Labour membership and the coed newspaper, Farrago. This was once probably an outlet for his rebellious spirit.