Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Some creasing to back cover.
This first-ever biography of Penny Wong reveals a picture of a leader for modern Australia- poised, charismatic and representative of our nation.
Senator Penny Wong is an extraordinary Australian politician. Resolute, self-possessed and a penetrating thinker on subjects from climate change to foreign affairs, she is admired by members of parliament and the public from across the political divide.
In this first-ever biography of Penny Wong, acclaimed journalist Margaret Simons traces her story from her early life in Malaysia to her student activism in Adelaide, to her time in the turbulent Rudd and Gillard governments, to her key role as a voice of reason in the polarising campaign to legalise same-sex marriage.
What emerges is a picture of a leader for modern Australia, a cool-headed and cautious yet charismatic figure of piercing intelligence with a family history linking back to Australia's colonial settlers and the Asia-Pacific.
Drawing on exclusive interviews with Penny Wong and her Labor colleagues, parliamentary opponents, and close friends and family, this is a scintillating insight into an Australian politician without precedence. A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected Australian politicians, written by one of Australia's foremost biographers. (back cover)