From respected journalists Lenore Taylor and David Uren comes the inside story of the Rudd government's first term in office. It is a tenure that will be forever defined by the global financial crisis, or - to use the Prime Minster's term - the 'shitstorm' that engulfed the nation and the world. Taylor and Uren uncover the challenges Kevin Rudd and his team faced, and through a study of their tactics and approaches, assemble a picture of a rookie government that is at once surprising and revealing.
Lenore Taylor is an award-winning political journalist who has covered federal politics for twenty-two years. She is now national affairs correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and a regular commentator on radio and television, including the ABC's Insiders program. David Uren covered the global financial crisis as the economics correspondent for The Australian. He has thirty-five years of experience in economic journalism and has been working from the Canberra Press Gallery since 2004.