Jeff: The Rise and Fall of a Political Phenomenon
Biography of former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett. It begins with his childhood and ends with the 1999 election defeat that ended his political career. This is an intimate look at Kennett's career, drawing on interviews with his friends, colleagues, critics and opponents, as well as with the man himself. It details his entry into politics and elevation to state leader of the Liberal party, two successive election defeats, four leadership challenges, and his controversial time as Premier. Includes photographs, index and notes. Author is international editor with the Melbourne 'Age', and has served as national political editor for the Melbourne 'Herald' and 'Herald Sun'.
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