John Winston Howard

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 458 pages
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A portrait of one of Australia's longest-serving prime ministers, this biography goes behind the public image to find neither the strong-willed man of principle his supporters like to imagine nor the cunning opportunist painted by his foes. The discussion covers Howard's suburban middle-class upbringing and hisæsuccess at implementing his polices, concluding thatæalthough the image of the ordinary bloke has helped his enduring popularity, he like George Bush possesses a number of uncommon strengths that have made him one of the most formidable leaders in Australian political history.æ æ
  

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The cover picture says it all: a resolute gaze fixed on the middle distance. Whatever the future holds for John Howard's reputation, this book will be a source of useful information and analysis in ... Read full review

Contents

Earlwood
1
Beyond the Suburbs
26
The Loyal Deputy
100
Are you sure we wanted this?
127
Mr 18 Per Cent
148
Wilderness to Redemption
174
The Pragmatist
206
The Prime Minister We Had to Have
239
The Turning Point
278
Howards Way
314
Cutting Down Latham
339
A Bridge Too Far?
364
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About the author (2007)

Peter van Onselen is a lecturer in political scienceæatæCharles Sturt University and is a former ministerial adviser in the Australian government. Wayne Errington is a lecturer in political science at Edith Cowan University. They both are frequent contributorsæto newspaper's opinion pages, includingæThe Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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