By Peter van Onselen,Wayne Errington
Abbott's lengthy apprenticeship in faith, journalism and political existence ready him for neither the mundane company of handling humans nor the commanding heights of nationwide management. Public goodwill evaporated after a tricky first finances. contained in the Liberal occasion person pursuits and a succession of terrible polls fuelled expanding challenge that the following election used to be unwinnable.
Battleground chronicles the ambiguity of the Abbott major ministership: steadfast loyalty whilst pragmatism used to be required; social values at odds with neighborhood attitudes; stubbornness whilst strategies and process have been crucial. All might deliver him undone.
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Battleground by Peter van Onselen,Wayne Errington