By Peter Hartcher
2007 used to be a yr to recollect in Australian politics. It observed the dramatic fall of John Howard and the unforeseen upward push of Kevin Rudd. It observed the Liberal celebration buckle lower than the inertia of incumbency and the hard work celebration locate new self-discipline and effort. It additionally observed the union flow on the centre of 1 of the simplest and robust political crusade the rustic has ever visible.
With extraordinary entry to the foremost avid gamers and numerous hours of private interviews, Peter Hartcher unearths how Kevin Rudd secretly solid his alliance with Julia Gillard to topple Kim Beazley. He exposes the best way exertions' s factions intimidated Rudd. He lays naked the raging, endless fight among John Howard and Peter Costello for keep watch over of the nationwide funds. And he explains why Peter Costello believes Howard's defeat used to be the best humiliation of any top minister in Australia's history.
To the sour End is a penetrating, riveting and especially revealing exploration of a yr while the political stakes had by no means been higher.
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