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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
A Portrait of Scott Morrison
Sean Kelly - 2021-11-01
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What happens when the prime minister views politics only as a game?Australia wanted Scott Morrison. In a time of uncertainty, the country chose in 2019 to turn to a man with no obvious beliefs, no clear purpose and no famous talents. That we wanted Scott Morrison was the secret we did not know about ourselves. What precisely that secret is forms th...
Mike Carlton
@mrseankelly @captain_stavros It’s a great book. Gotta win 👍      source
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Don Watson - 2020-11-17
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No other writer has journeyed further into the soul of Australia and returned to tell the taleWatsonia collects the fruits of a writing life. It covers everything from Australian bush humour to America gone berserk; from Don Bradman to Oscar Wilde; from Animal Farm to the Australian parliament. Wherever Watson turns his incisive gaze, the results a...
Mike Carlton
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
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A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Simon Schama - 1990-03-17 (first published in 1989)
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Instead of a dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital & inventive, infatuated with novelty & technology. A fresh view of Louis XVI's France. A NY Times cloth bestseller. 200 illustrations. Instead of a dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital & inventive, infatuated with novelty & technology. A fresh view o...
Mike Carlton
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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Evelyn Waugh - 2012-12-11 (first published in 1938)
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the century, Scoop is a "thoroughly enjoyable, uproariously funny" satire of the journalism business (New York Times). Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he ha...
Mike Carlton
@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