A portrait of one of Australia's longest-serving prime ministers, this biography goes behind the public image to find neither the strong-willed man of principle his supporters like to imagine nor the cunning opportunist painted by his foes. The discussion covers Howard's suburban middle-class upbringing and his success at implementing his polices, concluding that although the image of the ordinary bloke has helped his enduring popularity, he-like George Bush-possesses a number of uncommon strengths that have made him one of the most formidable leaders in Australian political history.
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(232mm x 155mm x 38mm)
Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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Author Biography - Wayne Errington
Wayne Errington is Lecturer in Political Science at the Australian National University. Peter van Onselen is Associate Professor in Politics and Government at Edith Cowan University. They have written extensively together about Australian politics in newspaper opinion pages across the country- The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times.