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First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer
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Feb 23, 2012

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Read in February, 2012

Fortunately I love politics, as I worked in the Australian Federal and State political scene for a number of years, so this book grabbed me by the throat.

It is a great story and reveals how earlier actions by people in public life, no matter how covert, can rebound and have major consequences down the track – even 20 years later.

Archer also captures the fickleness of human nature, how ambition can undermine integrity and how personal jealousies can knock a good man down – no matter how good he is.

I thought it was a great read. No eloquent phrases or salient and profound messages, but a very real portrayal of the Machiavellian rough and tumble in the political arena. I enjoyed it immensely and I will definitely go on to read more of Archer’s books.
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