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Title:Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott
Price:AUD$11.50 (about USD$8.60)
ISBN:9780522869712
Item ID:P002-7856
Quantity:1
Publisher:Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2015
Edition:First
Binding:Trade Paperback
Condition:Very Good
Melbourne University Press, 2015, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First

Size: Octavo (standard book size). 234 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Tony Abbott came to the prime ministership lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam. Why then did he fail to succeed in the job to which he had aspired for decades? Frontbenchers leaked about cabinet processes to the media while backbenchers complained about the lack of access to their leader. Abbott's long apprenticeship in religion, journalism and political life prepared him for neither the mundane business of managing people nor the commanding heights of national leadership. Public goodwill evaporated after a tough first budget. Inside the Liberal Party individual ambitions and a succession of poor polls fuelled increasing concern that the next election was unwinnable. Battleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership: steadfast loyalty when pragmatism was required; social values at odds with community attitudes; stubbornness when tactics and strategy were essential. All would bring him undone. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government, Current Affairs; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780522869712. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7856.
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