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Betrayal by Simon Benson

Betrayal by Simon Benson

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The Underbelly of Australian Labor

by Simon Benson

Pantera Press, 2010 [First Edition], ISBN 9780980741827, hardcover, dust-jacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges, sticker residue on top front (see photographs)

"Not since Jack Lang in the 1930s has the Australian Labor Party so dramatically deposed an elected leader.  When Morris Iemma was forced to resign after 3 years as NSW Premier, and only 18 months after being popularly-elected, not only were friendships destroyed and lifelong enemies created, but it rewrote the political rule-book.
History may unfavourably judge this recent and extraordinary upheaval.  But more than a tale of personal betrayal it was, importantly, a betrayal of ideas.  As Simon Benson's book reveals, some giants of the Labor Party believe these events will be recorded as a dark chapter in Labor history.

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