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Since Australia’s birth in 1901, twenty-nine politicians 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, 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 – until he was overthrown by Malcolm Turnbull. Will we see a full term served for the first time in many years? Or is Australia’s thirtieth Prime Minister just around the corner?

With characteristic wit and expert knowledge, Mungo MacCallum brings the nation’s leaders to life in this fully up-to-date new edition of a classic book.

‘This is the most informing and entertaining book about Australian politics since Don Watson’s Recollections of a Bleeding Heart.’ —Sydney Morning Herald

‘MacCallum captures the essence of each incumbent and his/her prime ministership brilliantly.’ —Courier Mail

‘The irrepressible Mungo MacCallum has for decades been one of our most entertaining political journalists. This breezy book is vintage Mungo.’ —Australian

‘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 has long been one of Australia’s most influential and entertaining political journalists, in a career spanning more than four decades. Mungo has worked with the Australian, the Age, the Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and numerous magazines, as well as the ABC, SBS, Channel Nine and Channel Ten. His books include the bestselling Mungo: The Man Who Laughs, Poll Dancing and Punch & Judy.

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