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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays.

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In this dramatic portrait, David Marr shows that Tony Abbott thrives on chaos and conflict. Part fighter and part charmer, he is deeply religious and deeply political. What happens, then, when his values clash with his need to win?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

This is no character assassination. Marr is not afraid to praise Abbott in places and respects his political skills and intelligence.

Michael McGuire, The Advertiser

David Marr is as brilliant a biographer and journalist as this country has produced.

Peter Craven, Australian Spectator

If you want to hit a man where it hurts, hit him in the groin. David Marr doesn’t miss in his Quarterly Essay profile.

Chris Wallace, Canberra Times

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