The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely free pdf Good drinkers, bad swimmers and unlikely heroes. Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-eight politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank Forde to eighteen years for Bob Menzies. But whatever the length of their term, each Prime Minister has a story worth sharing. Edmund Barton united the bickering states in a federation- Billy Hughes forced US President Woodrow Wilson to take notice of Australia. The unlucky Jimmy Scullin took office days before Wall Street crashed into the Great Depression, while 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 in office. Julia Gillard overthrew Kevin Rudd and Kevin Rudd overthrew Julia Gillard, thus paving the way for Tony Abbott. With characteristic wit and expert knowledge, Mungo MacCallum brings the nation's leaders to vivid life. "The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely" tells the tale of the many men and one woman who've had a crack at running the country. It is a wonderfully entertaining education. "This is the most informing and entertaining book about Australian politics since Don Watson's "Recollections of a Bleeding Heart."" - "The Sydney Morning Herald" "The irrepressible Mungo MacCallum has for decades been one of our most entertaining political journalists. This breezy book is vintage Mungo." - "The Australian" "MacCallum captures the essence of each incumbent and his/her prime ministership brilliantly." - "The Courier Mail" "informative and entertaining." - "Inside Story" "This book is packed with all the charm, wit and expert knowledge readers have come to expect from MacCallum's writing." - "Bookseller Publisher" Mungo MacCallum is the author of "The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers." He has long been one of Australia's most influential and entertaining political journalists, in a career spanning more than four decades.

About MacCallum Mungo

Mungo MacCallum is the author ofThe Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers. He has long been one of Australia's most influential and entertaining political journalists, in a career spanning more than four decades."

Details Book

Author : MacCallum Mungo
Publisher : Black Inc.
Data Published : 23 July 2014
ISBN : 1921870915
EAN : 9781921870910
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 267 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Making of Julia Gillard free pdfThe Making of Julia Gillard

    Australians saw many versions of Julia Gillard during her political career. Witty sparring opponent to Tony Abbott. Loyal deputy to and night-time assassin of Kevin Rudd. Hanging-on-by-her-fingernails leader of the land..


  • Gravity free pdfGravity

    Julia Gillard. Australia's 27th Prime Minister. defied political gravity. From the start she walked a political tightrope. As Australia's first female Prime Minister. leading a minority government corroded by internal treachery..


  • Gravity free pdfGravity

    Julia Gillard. Australia's 27th Prime Minister. defied political gravity. From the start she walked a political tightrope. As Australia's first female Prime Minister. leading a minority government corroded by internal treachery..


  • Tony Abbott: A Man's Man free pdfTony Abbott: A Man's Man

    When Julia Gillard - a woman who was unmarried. childless. and an atheist - became Australia's first female prime minister after the 2010 election. opposition leader Tony Abbott was left boiling with rage..


  • Looking for Australia free pdfLooking for Australia

    In these fascinating essays. John Hirst delves into Australia's history. politics and society. He considers whether Curtin was indeed our greatest prime minister and tells the story of how Australia introduced the secret ballot and compulsory voting..


  • The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely free pdfThe Good, the Bad and the Unlikely

    . Good drinkers, bad swimmers and unlikely heroes. Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-eight politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank For