The March Of Patriots

The March Of Patriots

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The March of Patriots is the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia. It sees Keating and Howard as conviction politicians, tribal warriors and national interest patriots.
Divided by belief, temperament and party, they were united by generation, city and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalised age.
This book is about the making of policy and the uses of power. It captures the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Its focus is how Keating and Howard as Prime Ministers altered the nation's direction, redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural and foreign policy agendas.
A sequel to Paul Kelly's bestselling The End of Certainty, it is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players, politicians, advisers and public servants. It relies heavily on 'on the record' disclosures and new documents from the period. Its theme is that Keating and Howard, as rivals and unrecognised collaborators, are best seen together, and that their legacy is impressive, contradictory and incomplete.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 46mm | 1,238.3g
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 16pp
  • 0522856195
  • 9780522856194
  • 524,841

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"This project is marked by the sheer scale of its research, the sustained momentum of the narrative, the clarity of the analysis and the confident authority of the insider." --Sydney Morning Herald "[Kelly] has woven this material into an excellent book which is surgical in the analysis of the tumultuous politics of the period. He combines a fascinating narrative and an analysis of contemporary politics." --Adelaide Advertiser "This is one of the most revealing books so far written on contemporary history in Australia." --Weekend Australian
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About Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large of The Australian. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the paper and he writes on Australian politics, public policy and international affairs.
Paul has covered Australian governments from Gough Whitlam to Kevin Rudd and spent two decades in the Canberra Press Gallery. He is a regular commentator on ABC Television for the Insiders program.
Paul is the author of six books- The Unmaking of Gough, The Hawke Ascendancy, The End of Certainty, November 1975, Paradise Divided and 100 Years- The Australian Story.
In 2001 he presented a five-part documentary series for the ABC on Australia's first century. Paul was Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year (1990) and Weary Dunlop medallist for 2005. He has been a Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a long-time participant in the Australia-America Leadership Dialogue, and is a former board member of the Australia-Indonesia Institute.
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48 ratings
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3 23% (11)
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