To the Bitter End
The Dramatic Story Behind the Fall of John Howard and the Rise of Kevin Rudd
By (author) Peter Hartcher
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To the Bitter End by Peter Hartcher
Book DescriptionOn 24 November, 2007 Australia resoundingly changed government. If you think you know what really happened during that tumultuous year behind the closed doors of the Liberal Party, in the back rooms of the ACTU and deep in the campaign war room of the Labor Party, think again. 2007 was a year to remember in Australian politics. It saw the dramatic fall of John Howard and the unexpected rise of Kevin Rudd. It saw the Liberal Party buckle under the inertia of incumbency and the Labor Party find new discipline and energy. It also saw the union movement at the centre of the most effective and powerful political campaign in years. This is the story of that year. It is about faltering ambition, driving ego, confidences lost and gained. It is about friends and enemies, truth and deception, humiliation and triumph.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741756234
(230mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-May-2009
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Peter Hartcher
Peter Hartcher is an award-winning journalist. Formerly a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, he is now the political editor and international editor for the Sydney Morning Herald.
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