The March Of Patriots

The Struggle For Modern Australia

Paul Kelly
Winner, Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2011
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The March Of Patriots

Published

1 April 2011

ISBN

9780522857382

Pages

726

Weight

1085g

Size

233mm x 157mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The March Of Patriots

The Struggle For Modern Australia

Paul Kelly
Winner, Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2011
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 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.

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is The Australian newspaper’s Editor at Large. He is the author of nine books on Australian politics and history including the influential The End of Certainty: Power, Politics and Business in Australia (1992) and Triumph & Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation (2014), his account of the Rudd–Gillard era. Present at Parliament House in Canberra on the day of the Dismissal, Kelly has covered this controversy ever since and has written…

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