Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon by Patrick Mullins

Reviewed by
January-February 2019, no. 408
James Walter reviews 'Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon' by Patrick Mullins

Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon

by Patrick Mullins

Scribe, $59.99 hb, 784 pp, 9781925713602

Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon by Patrick Mullins

Reviewed by
January-February 2019, no. 408

Billy McMahon, Australia’s twentieth prime minister, held the post for less than two years (March 1971–December 1972). In surveys of both public esteem and professional opinion, he is generally ranked as our least accomplished prime minister. He is also, until now, the only prime minister for whom there has been no serious biography published. No one, perhaps, thought it worth the effort.

James Walter reviews 'Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon' by Patrick Mullins

Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon

by Patrick Mullins

Scribe, $59.99 hb, 784 pp, 9781925713602

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