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We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra ... In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government's key figures - from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns - as well as "the other mob" in opposition - Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more. The Whitlam Mob addresses some crucial questions: What was the night of the long prawns? Who was the playboy of the parliament? And who was "the toe-cutter"? This is Mungo at his best: vivid and barbed, nostalgic but always clear-eyed. 'The Whitlam Mob, with its entertaining and informative vignettes forming a unique picture of Australian politics at the time, is a book worth reading more than once regardless of age, gender or political persuasion.' -ArtsHub 'Mungo MacCallum scrapes over the coals of Australian political history... It's a book one will treasure for quick reference.' -Adelaide Advertiser 'An amused, highly informed portrait of the Whitlam era with a larrikin edge, all underpinned with a Wordsworthian sense of wonder at having experienced tumultuous times and walked with giants.' -the Age 'The book is highly recommended for those suffering MacCallum column withdrawal symptoms' -Byron Shire Echo 'There's no doubt the 'wild and colourful' Whitlam mob is more fun to write about than the present dreary lot.' -the Australian 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.

Author: MacCallum, Mungo
Publisher: Black Inc.
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: The Whitlam Mob
Pages: 00240 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2014-07-01
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781863956796
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Australian & Oceanian
Category: Political Science : History & Theory - General
Category: Biography & Autobiography : Political


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