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The Resource The PM years, Kevin Rudd

The PM years, Kevin Rudd

Label
The PM years
Title
The PM years
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Rudd
Title variation
Prime minister years
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Less than three years after taking government in a landslide election victory, Kevin Rudd was betrayed by his deputy and the factional powerbrokers of the Australian Labor Party, the 'Faceless Men', despite enjoying historically high personal and party approval ratings. The betrayal of June 2010 is the most significant Australian political event of the century. No prime minister including Rudd has since seen out a full term before being dethroned by their own caucus. But how did party games in Canberra spiral so catastrophically out of control? Kevin Rudd defeated John Howard on a platform of fresh ideas, progressive innovation and new leadership. He inherited two wars and the legacy of eleven years of conservative economic mismanagement. And within months of taking office, his new government would face the greatest economic cataclysm since the Great Depression - the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. But none of these deterred Rudd from his vision of bringing Australia into the modern age. In witty, forthright and audaciously honest prose, Rudd recounts his early triumphs and challenges in the hard business of government. He documents his time in the wilderness before his brief resurrection as Labor leader and the 2013 election, retaking the party after it had truly 'lost its way'. After years of silence, the 26th Prime Minister of Australia is finally on the record about his time in government, in this second volume of his autobiography. This is the memoir of a prime minister full of energy and ideals, while battling the greatest trials of the modern age. This is Kevin Rudd's response to the ultimate political - and personal - betrayal
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rudd, Kevin
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rudd, Kevin
  • Australian Labor Party
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The PM years, Kevin Rudd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The PM Years is Volume II of Kevin Rudd's autobiography, 2007-2013. It follows on from Not For the Faint-Hearted, 1957-2007." -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063948852
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 652 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760556686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052737189
Label
The PM years, Kevin Rudd
Publication
Note
"The PM Years is Volume II of Kevin Rudd's autobiography, 2007-2013. It follows on from Not For the Faint-Hearted, 1957-2007." -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063948852
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 652 pages, 32 pages of plates
Isbn
9781760556686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052737189

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