The Resource Speechless

Speechless

Label
Speechless
Title
Speechless
Statement of responsibility
James Button
Title variation
Speechless
Title variation remainder
a year in my fathers business
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, James watched a roll-call of political luminaries debating the fate of the Labor Party. He saw great victories and defeats at close hand. He believes both his father and his family paid a heavy price for politics. Speechless is James? highly personal account of a year working in Canberra, seen from both the inside and the outside. It?s told through his experience of Kevin Rudd?s failure to tell his story, and how this helped destroy his prime ministership. It also reflects on how far the Labor Party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father?s generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party?s revival
Summary
Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's revival
Biography type
autobiography
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10221669
Cataloging source
ANL
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Button, James
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a year in my father's business
Label
Speechless
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8994fb8-7df9-42b2-b58e-94c79d764a55
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780522860504
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Speechless
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8994fb8-7df9-42b2-b58e-94c79d764a55
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780522860504
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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