On offer is this large soft cover copy of “Power Plays - The Real Stories Behind Australian Politics” by Lourie Oaks, with this copy, printed in Australia, being the Hachette Australia paperback edition published by Hachette Livre Australia Pty Limited in 2008. Appears to be a paperback 1st edition.
Laurie Oaks has spent forty years in the Canberra press gallery reporting on politicians and politics: the ruthless drive for power the emotion and cold calculating, the wheeling and dealing and plotting, the backstabbing and the brawling, the triumphs and the failures and betrayals.
His stories have sometimes rocked the government of the day, or changed the course of events.
From 1987 to 2007, his weekly ‘Power Plays’ column for the Bulletin was required reading for anyone fascinated by notional polities – and who wanted to know what was really going on.
Always illuminating and considered, the columns were written with a perspective that comes from long experience.
This collection ranges from the(broken) Kirribilli House agreement between Bob Hawke and Paul Keating to the memo from the president of the Liberal Party describing the Liberal government (and especially Peter Costello) as ‘mean and tricky’...
Measures 15.5 cm in length, 23.3 cm in height and 2.8 cm thick with 392 pages. Weighs just over 520 gms unpacked.
In very good used to near new condition. Each corner of the cover is very slightly scuffed and bent as is the top and bottom of the spine with no usage creasing to the spine. The pages are clean and intact with little discolouration present due to age and the binding is in very good, tight condition. There are no inscriptions or writings present. Appears unread.
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Would make a great addition to a collection, or for a good read, etc.
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