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Lazarus Rising : Revised & Updated to Include the 2013 Election - John Howard

Lazarus Rising : Revised & Updated to Include the 2013 Election

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John Howard's autobiography, Lazarus Rising, is the biggest-selling political memoir Australia has seen.

In it he talks about his love for his family, his rollercoaster ride to the Lodge and how - as prime minister - he managed a strongly growing Australian economy and led Australia's war on terrorism.

Drawing on his deep interest in history, he paints a fascinating picture of a changing Australia.

In this edition, fully updated to take into account the return of the Liberal National Party to government after the 2013 election, Howard analyses the crucial years between the 2010 election which gave rise to the minority government of Julia Gillard, and the consequent unprecedented and destabilising leadership struggles within the Labor party.

He discusses the significance of Tony Abbott's achievements in defeating the Labor Government in 2013, and provides a masterful summary of legacy of the Rudd/Gillard years for Australia.

Lazarus Rising is essential reading for all followers of politics.

About the Author

John Howard was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from March 1996 to December 2007. Despite an early meteoric rise to become Australia's Treasurer at 38, the self-described economic radical and social conservative found himself sidelined by his own party. After many years in the political wilderness, Howard bounced back, led the Coalition to a resounding victory, then got to work on his reform agenda. The Howard Government privatized the previously government-owned telecommunications carrier Telstra, dismantled excessive union power and compulsory trade union membership, instituted the unpopular Goods and Services Tax, trimmed the Public Service and reduced government expenditure, and established the 'work for the dole' scheme.

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    Comments about Lazarus Rising : Revised & Updated to Include the 2013 Election:

    Howard writes in an informative way giving fair treatment to old friends and old enemies alike.

     
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    A different view of John Howard

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    Good insight into the motivations of a political leader.

     
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      Comments about Lazarus Rising : Revised & Updated to Include the 2013 Election:

      Lazarus Rising is informative, love the index and notes. I am still in the process of reading the book but I am picking it up and putting it down, reading other books in between. This is not because it is uninteresting, but more that it is so full of detail. As someone who is interested in Australian politics, this book is a welcome addition to my library.

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      ISBN: 9780732298876
      ISBN-10: 0732298873
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 880
      Published: 1st December 2013
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 5.7
      Weight (kg): 0.75
      Edition Type: Revised