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Description - The March of Patriots by Paul Kelly

"The March of Patriots is the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia. It sees Keating and Howard as conviction politicians, tribal warriors and national interest patriots.
Divided by belief, temperament and party, they were united by generation, city and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalised age.
This book is about the making of policy and the uses of power. It captures the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Its focus is how Keating and Howard as Prime Ministers altered the nation's direction, redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural and foreign policy agendas.
A sequel to Paul Kelly's bestselling The End of Certainty, it is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players, politicians, advisers and public servants. It relies heavily on 'on the record' disclosures and new documents from the period. Its theme is that Keating and Howard, as rivals and unrecognised collaborators, are best seen together, and that their legacy is impressive, contradictory and incomplete.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522857382
ISBN-10: 0522857388
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 157mm x 40mm)
Pages: 726
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is the author of six books: The Unmaking of Gough, The Hawke Ascendancy, The End of Certainty, November 1975, Paradise Divided and 100 Years: The Australian Story.

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