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The Resource Tiberius with a telephone : the life and stories of William McMahon, Patrick Mullins

Tiberius with a telephone : the life and stories of William McMahon, Patrick Mullins

Label
Tiberius with a telephone : the life and stories of William McMahon
Title
Tiberius with a telephone
Title remainder
the life and stories of William McMahon
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Mullins
Title variation
William McMahon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William McMahon was a significant, if widely derided and disliked, figure in Australian politics in the second half of the twentieth century. This biography tells the story of his life, his career, and his doomed attempts to recast views of his much-maligned time as Australia's prime minister. After a long ministerial career under Menzies, McMahon became treasurer under Harold Holt, and fought a fierce, bitter war over protectionism with John McEwen. Following Holt's death in 1967, McEwen had his revenge by vetoing McMahon's candidature for the Liberal Party's leadership, and thus paved the way for John Gorton to become prime minister. But almost three years later, amid acrimony and division, McMahon would topple Gorton and fulfil his life's ambition to become Australia's prime minister. In office, McMahon worked furiously to enact an agenda that grappled with the profound changes reshaping Australia. He withdrew combat forces from Vietnam, legislated for Commonwealth government involvement in childcare, established the National Urban and Regional Development Authority and the first Department of the Environment, began phasing out the means test on pensions, sought to control foreign investments, and accelerated the timetable for the independence of Papua New Guinea. But his failures would overshadow his successes, and by the time of the 1972 election McMahon would lead a divided, tired, and rancorous party to defeat. A man whose life was coloured by tragedy, comedy, persistence, courage, farce, and failure, McMahon's story has never been told at length. Tiberius with a Telephone fills that gap, using deep archival research and extensive interviews with McMahon's contemporaries and colleagues. It is a tour de force - an authoritative, compelling, and colourful account of a unique politician and a vital period in Australia's history
Summary
William McMahon was a significant, if widely derided and disliked, figure in Australian politics in the second half of the twentieth century. This biography tells the story of his life, his career, and his doomed attempts to recast views of his much-maligned time as Australia's prime minister.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733082
Cataloging source
NJB
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Mullins, Patrick
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McMahon, William
  • Liberal Party of Australia
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Tiberius with a telephone : the life and stories of William McMahon, Patrick Mullins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064428234
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
776 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925713602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018036919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1065982957
Label
Tiberius with a telephone : the life and stories of William McMahon, Patrick Mullins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064428234
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
776 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925713602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018036919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1065982957

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