Drawing on a range of new sources, some of which have never before been made public - including hundreds of pages from Kerr's archives - this remarkable account is dispassionate in its analysis, vivid in its narrative and brutal in its conclusions.
Troy Bramston is a senior writer and columnist with The Australian and a contributor to Sky News. He has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition and the private sector. He is the author of two previous books- Rudd, Gillard and Beyond (2014, Penguin) and Looking for the Light on the Hill- Modern Labor's Challenges (2011, Scribe). He is the also editor of four books- The Whitlam Legacy (2013, The Federation Press), For the True Believers- Great Labor Speeches that Shaped History (2012, The Federation Press), The Wran Era (2006, The Federation Press) and The Hawke Government- A Critical Retrospective (with Susan Ryan, 2003, Pluto Press).