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by Howard, John

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TitleLazarus rising : a personal and political biography
Author / Responsible partyHoward, John
TopicsAutobiography. Biographies Australia History. Distant lands.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVision Australia Information Library Service.


In Lazarus Rising, Howard traces his personal and political journey, from childhood in the post-World War II era through to the present day, painting a fascinating picture of a changing Australia. No prime minister of modern times has reshaped Australia and its place in the world as forcefully as John Howard. As part of his reform agenda he privatized Telstra, dismantled excessive union power and compulsory trade union membership, instituted the unpopular Goods and Services Tax, and established the ‘work for the dole' scheme. Then there are the insights into political leadership and character, the stuff that drives history. Without his deep reserves of resilience - and the support of a strong wife and loving family - there would have been no Prime Minister John Howard walking the world stage. He tells us how he responded on issues vital to Australia, such as gun control, the aftermath of 9/11, Iraq and the rising tide of asylum-seekers. He also shares his thoughts on his former Treasurer and leadership aspirant, Peter Costello, and the Rudd-Gillard debate. Lazarus Rising takes us through the life and motivations of John Howard and through the forces which have changed and shaped both him and the country he led for 11 years.

Additional Information

System control numberVA14500
Original Print PublisherN/A, 2010.
NarratorNicholas Day-Lewis
Narrator NameNicholas Day-Lewis
Participant or performer noteNicholas Day-Lewis