Award-winning writer David Marr and investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson burrow deep into the world of spin-doctors, bureaucrats and the military to reveal the whole story, play by play - from the stricken asylum seekers' first sight of the red dot on the horizon that was the "Tampa" to John Howard singing the national anthem at his election victory celebrations. This book aims to bring to light the manipulation of the public, the mutability of the press and the machinations of one government in its all-consuming lust for power.
1. Full upboat people4. Canberra scrambles: August 275. Pan Pan: August 286. Boarding party: August 297. Labor cornered: to August 318. Pacific Solution: August 30 & 319. The rule of law: August 29 to September 310. The thick grey line: September 3 to 1011. The shadow of the Twin Towers: September 11 to 1912. The voyage of the Manoora: September 3 to October 813. Launching the campaign: to October 814. Orders from the top: October 6 to 915. Truth overboard: October 9 to 1216. A military campaign: October 14 to 2317. The boat that sank: October 17 to 2818. The worst of times: October 23 to November 419. The navy leaks: November 4 to 820. The burning issue: November 8 & 921. Victory party: November 10AftermathNotesGlossary and abbreviationsAcknowledgementsIndex