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Bartholomew Augustine 'B.A.' Santamaria was an Australian social polariser, well known for his anti-communist advocacy during the Cold War, and for his association with the Labor split of the 1950s.
He held strong opinions on all the big moral and political issues of his time, and made those views known to a broad Australian audience on his television program Point of View.
Author and political commentator Gerard Henderson has written an extensive biography of Santamaria, released in 2015 to mark the centenary of his birth.
Title: Santamaria: a most unusual man
Author: Gerard Henderson
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Released29 Jul 2015