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    Great read, many lessons for Labor and the Libs...

    The sixteen year Labour term came to a crashing end, but it probably didn't have to... if the history of 2005-2007 hadn't been plagued by backroom shenanigans and skullduggery. Scully clearly puts his version forward with plenty of stories to tell. Anyone who is interested in career politics and politicians should read this book... far from sour grapes, he seems an honest and decent man with a legitimate story to tell, corroborated by the fall of criminals and sycophants behind the scenes...
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    Setting the Record Straight

    Carl Scully has proven himself to be an exceptional author. This memoir is a must read for every Australian, regardless of your political bias. From the very first word through to the last, 'Setting the Record Straight' is an articulate account of the highs & lows, some expected and others total ambushes, associated with public life. Carl draws you into his world where tenacity and resilience shine through. Literary genius !
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    A truly engaging read.

    I could't put the book down. Every page promised fascinating insights into state and federal politics in NSW and Australia. I often felt Carl Scully was sharing his story, personally, with me. It's such an accessible and engaging read. And, he pulls no punches as he shares the journey he took from a teenager with a passion for political service to the position of state minister for the NSW government. I strongly recommended you read this book!
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    The best Premier we never had

    I'm not particularly politically inclined, but I found this to be an entertaining and educational read. I'd highly recommend it to all.
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    A comprehensive memoir from an honest politician

    Carl Scully should have been Premier of New South Wales but was thwarted by dishonourable and corrupt ALP colleagues. In this book he comprehensively sets out successes, admits his own shortcomings, and is frank in recording his disappointments. Scully convincingly answers his critics, in particular the journalists who ran an unrelenting and unfair campaign against him, lazily repeating false stories from Scully's rivals and enemies.
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