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Id Marr is as brilliant a biographer and journalist as this country has produced' Peter Craven Spectator 'Taken in sum the fifty nine uarterly Essays published since offer perhaps the deepest analysis of the meandering political path we've traversed from the turn of the current century' CityMag Adelaide David Marr is the multi award winning author of Patrick White A Life Panic and The High Price of Heaven and co author with Marian Wilkinson of Dark Victory He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald the Age and the Monthly been editor of the National Times a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV's Media Watch He is also the author of five bestselling biographical uarterly Essays This is an intriguing book by the dogged David Marr Bill Shorten Australian Labor Party leader is the opposition is portrayed as a politician who wants to be liked and is willing to talk your head off He may yet be prime minister but will he dare to find the best solutions for Australia or will poll driven choices preserve the reigning mediocrity

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Faction Man Bill Shorten’s Path to Power

The top Bill Shorten’s PDFEPUB #227 job is within Bill Shorten's grasp But who is he How did he rise to become Labor leader And does he have what it takes to beat Malcolm Turnbull and lead the country In this dramatic essay David Marr traces Faction Man PDFEPUB or the hidden career of a Labor warrior He shows how a brilliant recruiter and formidable campaigner mastered first the unions and then the party Marr presents a man willing to deal with his enemies and shift his allegiances whose ambition to lead has Man Bill Shorten’s PDF #10003 been fixed since childhood But does he stand for anything Man Bill Shorten’s Path to Kindle Is Shorten a defender of Labor values in today's Austral A riveting book that keeps you captivated through the story of Shorten But don t expect the book to change your perception of the opposition leader if you like him now expect to like him If you dislike him prepare to detest him If you don t understand what Shorten stands for prepare to be confused about what Shortens value and principles are I still don t know why wants to be prime minister beyond his pursuit of power from ever since he entered university Nevertheless Marr does a wonderful job traversing through Victorian Labor factional and Union politics and it is a really good read

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Ia or a shape shifter driven entirely by politics How does the union world he comes from shape the prime minister he might be Man Bill Shorten’s Path to Kindle Marr reveals a man we hardly know a virtuoso with numbers and a strategist of skill who Labor hopes will return the party to power 'Shorten is now vulnerable than ever to the fundamental charge the Coalition levels against him that this is the man who brought down two prime ministers and lied about it on radio It's going to be dirty At the heart of the contest will be Shorten's character All the way to polling day Australians will be invited to rake over every detail of his short life and hidden career' David Marr Faction Man 'Dav David Marr is so easy to read and so well researched Here s a portrait of a man with almost everything takes to be Prime Minister of Australia He is clever smart sociable He can organise others He can compromise even shape shift to get an outcome He believes in old fashioned Labor issues like jobs for all decent pay and conditions He ought to be hero of the middle and working classes But one sentence in Marr s description reveals the one lamentable thing It isn t true he stands for nothing What s counted against him is that he stands for nothing brave


10 thoughts on “Faction Man Bill Shorten’s Path to Power

  1. says:

    Not Marr's best work it lacks the animating rage of The Prince for example but perhaps this rather dry telling is fitting to the man Bill Shorten is something of a cipher to most Australians myself included and reading this book is like discovering that the jigsaw has even pieces than what it's a picture of It's a good lo

  2. says:

    A riveting book that keeps you captivated through the story of Shorten But don’t expect the book to change your perception of the opposition leader if you like him now expect to like him If you dislike him prepare to detest him I

  3. says:

    Easily the driest of Marr's five uarterly Essays Faction Man struggles with a poor subject If you already think Shorten is boring dull hollow and mysteriously disingenuous this essay will do nothing to dispel those thoughts The main takeaways

  4. says:

    Before reading this my knowledge of Bill Shorten was that he was a man of mystery He came to light at the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster and being accused of knifing two prime ministers and came on to become the now leader of the oppositionThis book covers his upbringing in private schools his wharfie father Bill

  5. says:

    I like David Marr's writing and he has helped me get perspective on and understand better a number of Australian politicians And wit

  6. says:

    David Marr is so easy to read and so well researched Here's a portrait of a man with almost everything takes to be Prime Minister of A

  7. says:

    This is an intriguing book by the dogged David Marr Bill Shorten Australian Labor Party leader is the opposition is portrayed as a politician who wants to be liked and is willing to talk your head off He may yet be prime minister but will he dare to find the best solutions for Australia or will poll driven choices preserve the reigning mediocrity

  8. says:

    This was pretty dry for which Shorten is most definitely to blame not Marr Still it gives some insight into Shorte

  9. says:

    Well written really interesting read about Bill Shorten's rise to he top

  10. says:

    What Anyone expecting that Shorten will deliver for workers hasn't read this book