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Latham at Large - Mark Latham

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Published: 1st March 2015
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Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history.

In these brilliantly written opinion pieces he pulls no punches as he scrutinises the Australian political landscape, looking at everything from climate change to Clive Palmer, to what went wrong with Rudd/Gillard and what's now wrong with Abbott. Beyond politics, he dabbles in his other great interests, such as critiquing the modern media and explaining his fascination with horse racing. His hilarious 'Henderson Watch' columns and other satirical writing also feature in this volume.

Latham has a formidable intellect and a forensic ability to get to the bottom of things. This is an entertaining, thought-provoking, sometimes scathing, often humorous collection from a man who is not afraid to speak his mind. There is no one else like him in Australian public life.

About the Author

Mark Latham was the Federal Member for Werriwa from 1994 to 2005, becoming Leader of the Labor Party in 2003. Since leaving politics, he has been a columnist for the Australian Financial Review and worked on radio and television as a political commentator. He is the author of nine other books, including The Latham Diaries (2005) and The Political Bubble (2014).

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5.0

Absolute Eye Opener

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Latham at Large:

      As a follower of politics since my late childhood i loved this book! It gave background knowledge of the main players and Latham's direct way of writing cuts through the nonsense and shows it for what it is.On a personal note when Latham was leader of the ALP, he spoke of the pleasure he derived from reading to his children which inspired me to read to my son from a young age which turned out to be a great bonding experience for me and my son.

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      3.0

      A bit too large.

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      Pros

      • Informative

      Cons

      • Collection Of Articles
      • Difficult To Follow
      • Disappointing
      • Not What I Expected
      • Repetetive At Times

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      • History Of Politics
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      Comments about Latham at Large:

      This seems to be mainly a series of articles Mark has written for the Press. It becomes boring when he refers to his contemporaries that are unfamiliar to the reader, and he has several favourites whom he loves to hate. This becomes repetitive when we have heard it all before. He does, however, have a go at all Parties, not just his Opposition. It would have been better if it was more up-to-date.

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      ISBN: 9780522867244
      ISBN-10: 0522867243
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 240
      Published: 1st March 2015
      Publisher: Melbourne University Press
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 2.1
      Weight (kg): 0.39
      Edition Number: 1