In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Billy Hughes was diminutive in stature but gargantuan in achievements. He bestrode the world’s stage during and after the Great War, alienating and irritating renowned figures. President Woodrow Wilson called him ‘that pestiferous varmint’. Viscount Cecil disparaged him as ‘that shrimp Hughes’. Archbishop Mannix excoriated him as ‘that little Czar’, while Lloyd George reviled him as that ‘damned little Welshman’.
If Hughes could intimidate and annoy the world’s statesmen, what hope did mere underlings have? This is the story of the endless parade of private secretaries of the man who dominated the first half century of Australian federal politics, who either infuriated their irascible boss or who could not tolerate his temper. They usually lasted just weeks, days or hours. There were so many of them that one of their legion – possibly Morris West, the author – suggested they could form an organisation with their own club tie.