From respected journalists Lenore Taylor and David Uren comes the inside story of the Rudd government's darkest days in office. Its first term will be forever defined by the Global Financial Crisis, or 'to use the Prime Minister's term' the 'shitstorm' that engulfed the nation and the world.
Based on interviews with all the key players on both sides of politics, Shitstorm reveals just how close Australia came to disaster, what Kevin Rudd and his colleagues did to avoid it, and the serious mistakes they made along the way mistakes that now threaten the government's re-election.
Shitstorm assembles a gripping picture of a rookie government facing the worst economic crisis in seventy-five years.
About the Authors
Lenore Taylor is an award winning political journalist who has covered federal politics for twenty-two years. She is now national affairs correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and a regular commentator on radio and television, including the ABC's Insiders program.
David Uren covered the global financial crisis as the economics correspondent for The Australian. He has thirty-five years of experience in economic journalism and has been working from the Canberra Press Gallery since 2004.
"A well written recent political history of Australia." --"Newcastle Herald"