Albanese: Telling It Straight
An updated edition of the personal story behind the very public political face of Labor’s Anthony Albanese.
Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. He persistently worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all Australian Labor Party activities. This is his story. The turbulent years of federal politics with a deeply personal dimension, this is the whole story of Anthony Albanese and the remarkable mother, Maryanne, who raised him.
Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men and women of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother’s devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the party his family had served for three generations.
Albanese: Telling it Straight reveals what shaped the bloke they call ‘Albo’, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose and how as he and his colleagues wrestled with Labor’s future, he discovered his own past.
About the author:
Journalist Karen Middleton is Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper. Her first book, An Unwinnable War - Australia in Afghanistan was published in 2011. Previously Chief Political Correspondent for SBS Television, Karen has worked in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1989 and served as its president for four years. Karen is an experienced television, radio and newspaper commentator, appearing regularly on ABC TV’s political talk show Insiders.
Author: Karen Middleton
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Dimensions: 97 x 129 x 40 mm
Publication date: 3 July 2017
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