Mike Carlton is an Australian media commentator and author. He formerly co-hosted the daily breakfast program on Sydney radio station 2UE with Peter FitzSimons and later Sandy Aloisi.
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The Game offers a compelling analysis of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's success, examining how his understanding of politics as a game has propelled him to power. But this book also delves into Morrison's failures, highlighting the dangers of viewing politics solely as a game. With wit, precision, and insight, Sean Kelly provides a portrait not just of a political figure, but of a nation and its values.
@mrseankelly @captain_stavros It’s a great book. Gotta win 👍 – source
Watsonia is a comprehensive anthology of captivating essays covering a range of topics, from Australian bush humor to American society, and everything in between. The author Don Watson employs his incisive gaze to shed light on issues as diverse as Animal Farm and the Australian parliament. This illuminating and enjoyable collection presents Watson's breadth of work, including speeches, biographies, commentary, and previously unpublished lectures. Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the soul of Australia.
Just finished reading Watsonia, a dazzling collection of Don Watson’s best stuff. Christmas present, couldn’t put it down. God he can write. – source
Experience a captivating journey through Louis XVI's France with Citizens. Simon Schama presents a unique perspective of a country brimming with creativity and an obsession for innovation, rather than a dying regime. The book is a New York Times bestseller and features 200 stunning illustrations that add depth to this refreshing portrayal of history.
Rain, rain, rain. Bored, bored, bored. Picked a book at random from my shelves to re-read. Turned out to be Citizens, an account of the French Revolution by @simon_schama . Still as absorbing as it was 20 years ago. Aux armes ! – source
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This hilarious satire of the journalism industry follows Lord Copper, proprietor of the Daily Beast, as he sends a bumbling reporter to cover a promising war in Ishmaelia. With mistaken identity and hilarious mix-ups galore, Scoop is a must-read for anyone seeking a humorous and entertaining novel. Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best novels of the century.
@24mitchclarke @leighsales @hughriminton @Megankstack @PeterStefanovi2 The best book ever written about journalism was Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh. Start there ! And I bet lots of journalists agree... – source