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John Howard′s autobiography, Lazarus Rising, is the biggest-selling political memoir Australia has seen. In it he talks about his love for his family, his rollercoaster ride to the Lodge and how - as prime minister - he responded to issues like climate change and the war on terrorism. Drawing on his deep interest in history, he paints a fascinating picture of a changing Australia. In this new revised edition, he also analyses the cataclysmic lead-up to the 2010 election and the vexed political paradigm that emerged. From the future prospects of the Greens and Independents to the performance of Barnaby Joyce, Howard pulls no punches. No stranger to power struggles himself, he is uniquely qualified to note the remaking of the Nationals, decode Tony Abbott′s strategies and understand the pressures facing Julia Gillard and the comeback prospects of Kevin Rudd. Essential reading for all followers of politics. PRAISE FOR LAZARUS RISING: ′John Howard has written a magisterial autobiography, compulsively readable in its way′ The Weekend Australian ′Underneath Howard′s plain political style lies an excellent communicator. His capacity to express his thoughts clearly, calmly and simply shines through.′ Sydney Morning Herald

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