A Bigger Picture

With new foreword

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    • $19.99
    • $19.99

Publisher Description

In A Bigger Picture, the bestselling political memoir of 2020, Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th prime minister, tells the remarkable story of his life. Now in paperback, this edition is updated with an all-new foreword by the author that sheds light on the huge political and cultural changes happening today.

When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation’s top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that had dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull’s time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, ‘Why?’

Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, and many more achievements – remarkable in their pace and significance, and delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. But it’s far more than just politics. Turnbull’s life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become prime minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all – in his own words.

With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull’s life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia’s best-known and most dynamic business and political leaders. Lyrically written in highly readable and entertaining prose, this is a genuine page-turner that’s not just for political junkies. 

    Biographies & Memoirs
    20 April
    Hardie Grant Books
    Hardie Grant books PTY Ltd

    Customer Reviews

    Billy Bulldust ,

    One of the better politico autobiographies

    Turnbull has a excellent command of the English language and uses it to superb effect. Not an pleasant read for those populists at both end of the political spheres, as Turnbull is in no mood to take prisoners.

    Smidge20 ,

    Worth the read

    Even if you have a passing interest in the last 10-12 years of politics this will help you more closely examine what the hell happened. One of the smartest guys in politics.

    BeanzieAu ,

    Turnbull has no clue

    If I was MT, I would have happily disappeared into obscurity with all that money. But he had to take a shot at those who actually know how to win elections and are prepared to work for more than six hours a day. Save your money.

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