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The Resource Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life

Label
Run for Your Life
Title
Run for Your Life
Statement of responsibility
Bob Carr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most political memoirs are boring. Bob Carr tears up the rules. He plunges in, beginning with the despair of a young man pining for a political career, convinced he's going nowhere, then vaulting to the exhilaration of a premier who, on one day, saves a vast forest and unveils the country's best curriculum. He lashes himself for ignoring a cry from a prisoner in a cell and for a breach of protocol with a US Supreme Court judge. He considers talking to the leader of a notorious rape gang and celebrates winning power against the odds: a leader without kids or any interest in sport. He describes growing up in a fibro house without sewerage and a 'lousy education' that produced a lifetime appetite for self-learning. He is candid about dealing with the media, dining with royals, working for Kerry Packer. He reveals the secrets he learnt from Neville Wran. He is open about his adulation of Gough Whitlam. Floating above all is Bob Carr's idea of public service in a party, he says, that resembles an old, scarred, barnacled whale. In an era of bland politicians, here's one with personality true to his quirky self. Silence the jet skis! Balance the budget! Liberate the dolphins! Roll out the toll roads! Declare a million hectares of eucalypt wilderness! Be a politician of character. All author proceeds from this book are donated to help the children displaced by the Syrian civil war by funding humanitarian aid through the registered charity Australia for UNHCR
Summary
Political memoirs are often worthy but boring. Not Bob Carr's. One of Australia's leading politicians tears up the rules. His account plunges into the unintended consequences of politics, the twists and turns, loaded with furious self-criticism.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10667246
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, Bob
Dewey number
994.406
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Run for Your Life
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f56b6c91-9de4-4fd5-9a2e-2ca00d714139
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780522873146
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Run for Your Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f56b6c91-9de4-4fd5-9a2e-2ca00d714139
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780522873146
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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