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    DescriptionTony Abbott is the most successful Opposition leader of the last forty years, but he has never been popular. Now Australians want to know: what kind of man is he, and how would he perform as prime minister? In this dramatic portrait, David Marr shows that as a young Catholic warrior at university, Abbott was already a brutally effective politician. He later led the way in defeating the republic and, as the self - proclaimed 'political love child' of John Howard, rose rapidly in the Liberal Party. His reputation as a head - kicker and hard - liner made him an unlikely leader, but when the time came, his opposition to the emissions trading scheme proved decisive. Marr shows that Abbott thrives on chaos and conflict. Part fighter and part charmer, he is deeply religious and deeply political. What happens, then, when his values clash with his need to win? This is the great puzzle of his career, but the closer he is to taking power, the more guarded he has become. 'Since witnessing the Hewson catastrophe at first hand, Abbott has worn a mask. He has grown and changed. Life and politics have taught him a great deal. But how this has shaped the fundamental Abbott is carefully obscured. What has been abandoned? What is merely hidden on the road to power? What makes people so uneasy about Abbott is the sense that he is biding his time, that there is a very hard operator somewhere behind that mask, waiting for power.' David Marr, Political Animal


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    Title
    Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal
    Subtitle
    The Making of Tony Abbott
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Marr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 438 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459661813
    ISBN 10: 1459661818
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000, POL017000, BIO010000
    Edition
    16, Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC