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Lazarus Rising :  A Personal and Political Autobiography - John Howard

Lazarus Rising

A Personal and Political Autobiography


Published: 1st November 2010
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He has been one of Australia’s most controversial prime ministers, leading the Liberal Party to victory over four elections and becoming the second-longest-serving PM in the nation’s history. John Winston Howard is the face of the modern Liberal Party, an economic radical and social conservative whose ideology has united many Australians and divided just as many others. But what people often forget is that long before he became Prime Minister, John Howard was an idealistic politician.

This book looks back over 30 years in politics, and at the changes Howard has seen both inside and outside the Government during that time. From his modest beginnings, to his steep ascent in Liberal Party ranks, and subsequent time in the wilderness during the Coalition’s opposition years, to a victory almost no one had predicted, and on to some of the most tumultuous years in Australia’s recent past, this is history seen through the eyes of the ultimate insider. Here, Howard tells how he responded on issues vital to Australia, such as gun control, East Timor and the relationship with Indonesia, the aftermath of 9/11, and the rising tide of asylum-seekers.

Lazarus Rising takes us through the life and motivations of John Howard, and through the forces which have changed and shaped both him and the country he led for 11 years.

Early Life and the Fraser Governmentp. 1
The Sourcep. 3
Indulging the Tastep. 26
Drummoynep. 39
Regrouping and Rebuildingp. 44
'The Only Game in Town'p. 49
A Safe Seatp. 58
The Honourable Member for Bennelongp. 68
Fraser Takes Overp. 76
The Dismissalp. 81
A Ministerp. 90
'May I Speak to the Treasurer?'p. 98
'Your Indirect Tax Is Dead, Cobber'p. 113
Fooled by Flindersp. 124
The Opposition Yearsp. 137
Peacock vs Howardp. 139
Leader by Accidentp. 149
Joh for PMp. 155
The Coupp. 171
The 'Unlosable' Electionp. 185
Lazarus Has his Triple Bypassp. 198
The Road to the Lodgep. 214
The Howard Governmentp. 229
Shaping the Governmentp. 231
Seizing the Day on Gunsp. 247
Pauline Hansonp. 255
The Foundation Budgetp. 263
The Challenge of Indigenous Policyp. 270
On the Waterfrontp. 287
The Holy Grail of Tax Reformp. 302
We Still Want You, Ma'am - the Republican Debatep. 317
The Liberation of East Timorp. 336
An Excess of Excise - the Pre-Tampa Recoveryp. 359
Washington, 11 September 2001p. 376
MV Tampap. 393
The Bali Attackp. 411
Iraqp. 423
George Bushp. 462
Blue Collars and Green Sleeves - Latham's Implosionp. 476
The Human Dividendp. 486
Shakespeare in Mandarinp. 498
Asia First - Not Asia Onlyp. 513
A Wonder Down Underp. 532
Our Warm, Dry Landp. 548
Billy Gets a Job, but Who Cares?p. 560
Shopping Centres, Boardrooms and Dressing Roomsp. 586
The Leadershipp. 599
The Tide Runs Outp. 626
Reflectionsp. 653
Appendixp. 659
Notesp. 664
Author's Notesp. 668
Creditsp. 675
Indexp. 676
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ISBN: 9780732289959
ISBN-10: 0732289955
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 16.0 x 24.3  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 1.14