y The Making of Julia Gillard single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Julia Gillard has always been an exceptional figure in Australian politics, widely admired by her adversaries as well as in the electorate. And now she is also an exceptional figure in Australian history: the first woman to be this country's Prime Minister.

'The path to power has been far from smooth. Gillard's career has been marked by pitched battles with jealous rivals and powerful factions. But as she herself has observed, "I am proof that a woman can thrive in an adversarial environment."

'Drawing on interviews with her friends and foes - and with Julia Gillard herself - award-winning biographer Jacqueline Kent gives us the first thorough account of her career before she challenged for the top job. It describes Gillard's Adelaide childhood, her time as a fiery student activist, her battles to get into Parliament and her relationships with the important men in her political life: Simon Crean, Kim Beazley, Mark Latham and Kevin Rudd.

'The Making of Julia Gillard is an insightful and immensely readable account of this remarkable woman, how adversarial her environment has been and how she has thrived. (From the publisher's website, revised edition.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 23 September 2009.
      ISBN: 9780670073191 (pbk.)
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2010 .
      Extent: 388p., [12]p. of platesp.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: col. illus., col. ports
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 October 2010.
      ISBN: 9780670075348 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Interviewing and the Making of The Making of Julia Gillard Evana Ho , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: ACTWrite , April vol. 18 no. 3 2012; (p. 6-7)
A Work in Progress Michelle Grattan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Gillard Is Focused and 'Doesn't Bear Grudges' Danielle Cronin , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2009; (p. 13)
Non-Fiction Books Dennis Atkins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 October 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Gillard Biographer Review Slammed Caroline Overington , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 8)
The Other Biography Christine Wallace , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 50 2009; (p. 56-59)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2009; (p. 26)
A column canvassing current literary news including a response to the Monthly's decision to publish a review of Jacqueline Kent's The Making of Julia Gillard by Christine Wallace. Wallace's biography of Gillard is due for publication in early 2010.
Beating the Men at Their Own Game Anne Summers , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Gillard's Grasp on the Political Domain Emily Maguire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Rise of a Political Star Daphne Guinness , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 November 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Less Than Meets the Eye? Peter Mares , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
The Next in Line Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 18 October 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
A Work in Progress Michelle Grattan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Non-Fiction Books Dennis Atkins , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 October 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
The Other Biography Christine Wallace , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 50 2009; (p. 56-59)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Beating the Men at Their Own Game Anne Summers , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Gillard's Grasp on the Political Domain Emily Maguire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Rise of a Political Star Daphne Guinness , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 November 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Less Than Meets the Eye? Peter Mares , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
The Next in Line Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 18 October 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent 2009 single work biography
Gillard Is Focused and 'Doesn't Bear Grudges' Danielle Cronin , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2009; (p. 13)
Gillard Biographer Review Slammed Caroline Overington , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 8)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2009; (p. 26)
A column canvassing current literary news including a response to the Monthly's decision to publish a review of Jacqueline Kent's The Making of Julia Gillard by Christine Wallace. Wallace's biography of Gillard is due for publication in early 2010.
Interviewing and the Making of The Making of Julia Gillard Evana Ho , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: ACTWrite , April vol. 18 no. 3 2012; (p. 6-7)
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