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The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers: From Barton to Albanese

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About the author

Mungo MacCallum

Mungo MacCallum (1941–2020) was one of Australia’s most influential and entertaining political journalists, in a career spanning more than four decades.

Mungo worked with the Australian, the Age, the Financial Review, Sydney Morning …

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Frank Bongiorno

Frank Bongiorno is the author of three acclaimed histories: Dreamers and SchemersThe Eighties and The Sex Lives of Australians. He is professor of history at the Australian National University and president …

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Praise for The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely

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

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

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

‘This book is packed with all the charm, wit and expert knowledge readers have come to expect from MacCallum’s writing.’ —Books+Publishing

‘Informative and entertaining.’ —Inside Story

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