|About the Book|
Based on an extensive series of detailed and off-the-record interviews, Nicholas Stuart OCo Kevin RuddOCOs biographer and the author of an acclaimed study into the 2007 election OCo provides a critical examination of Labor in office and of the key events and crucial moments leading to RuddOCOs downfall. RuddOCOs Way presents the first in-depth analysis of the way that Kevin RuddOCOs government worked and why Labor eventually decided its leader had to be removed. Stuart argues that, more than under any previous government, the policies and direction of Australia over the period from November 2007 to June 2010 were set by just one man OCo Prime Minister Kevin Rudd OCo until he finally overreached himself and threatened to lead the party to electoral oblivion. The background events and policy blunders that led to RuddOCOs fall are described here in gripping detail, until we come to the final cataclysmic moment when the prime minister realised heOCOd been abandoned by the very team heOCOd led to government. It is the tragic story of a man who wanted to achieve much, but who was eventually unable to take action on the one problem he wanted to do more about than anything else OCo climate change. This is a book that no voter who wants to understand the challenges of the future can afford to be without.