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The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers

The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers (EPUB ebook)

By MacCallum, Mungo

The irrepressible Mungo MacCallum brings the nation's leaders to life in this revised and fully up-to-date edition of a charming, informative Australian classic

ISBN 9781921870910
Barcode 9781921870910
Published 15 July 2019 by Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
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ISBN-13 9781921870910
ISBN-10 1921870915
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Imprint Black Inc.
Publication Date 15 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By MacCallum, Mungo
Category Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Area / Regional Studies
European studies
World History
World History: From C 1900 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Politics & Government
Political Structure & Processes
Constitution: Government & The State
Political Leaders & Leadership
Public Administration
Central Government
Australian rules football
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 354.9
Catalogue Code 697920

Description of this Electronic Book

Since 1901, thirty different leaders have run the national show. Whether their term was eight days or eighteen years, each prime minister has a story worth sharing.

Edmund Barton united the bickering states in a federation. The unlucky Jimmy Scullin took office days before Wall Street crashed into the Great Depression. John Curtin faced the ultimate challenge of wartime leadership. John Gorton, Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating each shook up their parties' policies so vigorously that none lasted much longer than a single term. Harold Holt spent three decades in parliament, only to disappear while swimming off the coast of Victoria just under two years into his first term. John Howard's "triple bypass" is the stuff of legend. Julia Gillard overthrew Kevin Rudd and Kevin Rudd overthrew Julia Gillard, thus paving the way for Tony Abbott, who was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull - until he too was toppled, this time by Scott Morrison.

With characteristic wit and expert knowledge, Mungo MacCallum brings the nation's leaders to life in this updated edition of a classic book.

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Author's Bio

Mungo MacCallum is one of Australiaas most influential and entertaining political journalists. In a career spanning more than four decades, his work has appeared in The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly and numerous other publications. He has worked with the ABC, SBS, Channel Nine and Channel Ten, and his books include the bestselling Mungo: The Man Who Laughs, Run Johnny Run, Poll Dancing, Punch & Judy, and the Quarterly Essays Girt by Sea and Australian Story.

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