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Main Title: Tales from the political trenches / Maxine McKew. Book Cover
Author: McKew, Maxine
Imprint: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012.
Collation: 250 p., [8] p. of plates : ports., pbk ; 24 cm.
Subject: McKew, Maxine.
Australian Labor Party
Journalists and journalism.
Politics and Government - Australia
ISBN: 9780522862218 (pbk.) :
At the 2007 federal election former journalist Maxine McKew won a spectacular victory against John Howard and wrote herself into Australian political history as only the second candidate to have ever defeated a sitting prime minister in his constituency seat.

An intimate account of one of the most tumultuous periods in Australian politics, as well as a tale of personal change, this memoir discusses what went wrong during the 2010 elections--which left the Labor party clinging to the wreckage and forced into minority government. Bringing a reporter's eye and an insider's knowledge to a story that has caused despair among Labor supporters and produced disillusionment among the electorate, this book counters the view that Julia Gillard was a reluctant deputy who was forced to move against a chaotic and dysfunctional Kevin Rudd--and offers a different version of events.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-250)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 320.072 MCK Available