Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd

Power Trip The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd Power Trip shows the making of Kevin Rudd prime minister In Eumundi where Rudd was born David Marr investigates the formative tragedy of his life the death of his father and what came after He trac

  • Title: Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd
  • Author: David Marr
  • ISBN: 9781863954778
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Power Trip shows the making of Kevin Rudd, prime minister In Eumundi, where Rudd was born, David Marr investigates the formative tragedy of his life the death of his father and what came after He tracks the transformation of a dreamy kid into an implacably determined youth, already set on the prime ministership He examines Rudd s years as Wayne Goss s right hand man inPower Trip shows the making of Kevin Rudd, prime minister In Eumundi, where Rudd was born, David Marr investigates the formative tragedy of his life the death of his father and what came after He tracks the transformation of a dreamy kid into an implacably determined youth, already set on the prime ministership He examines Rudd s years as Wayne Goss s right hand man in Queensland, his relentless work in federal Opposition from Sunrise to AWB and finally his record as prime minister.In Rudd s Queensland years, Marr finds strange patterns that will recur a tendency to chaos, a mania for control and a strange mix of heady ambition and retreat All through this dazzling and revelatory essay, Marr seeks to know what drives an extraordinarily driven man As Power Trip concludes, he enters into a conversation with the prime minister in which much becomes clear.

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    • David Marr

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Eminent Australian journalist, author, and progressive political and social commentator 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, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian Australia and the Monthly He has 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 two previous bestselling biographical Quarterly Essays Power Trip The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd and Political Animal The Making of Tony Abbott His areas of expertise include Australian politics, law, censorship, the media and the arts David Marr began his career in 1973 and is the recipient of four Walkley awards for journalism He also appears as a semi regular panellist on the ABC television programs QA and Insiders.



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    • This essay follows the rise of Rudd into power and analyses the flaws in his government. Written in the months before Julia Gillard ousted Rudd, the essay foreshadows his downfall, which happened around the same time the essay was published. I listened to Marr interviewed about this essay after Rudd's spectacular fall (I remember being particularly moved by the parallel between Rudd being made to leave his family home after his father's death - the singular event that seems to have driven his po [...]


    • David Marr writes about Kevin Rudd from his time growing up right through to assuming the Prime Ministership (before the Julia Gillard challenge). Marr proposes that Rudd offered Australia nothing radical, but a return to old fashioned beliefs that the government was able to make life better for everyone, however describes Rudd as a man driven by personal ambition rather than a genuine interest in political power to induce change. As with his essay on Abbott, you get a distinct impression that M [...]


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