Following from her successful biography The Making of Julia Gillard, here Jacqueline Kent analyses the tumultuous term in office of our first female prime minister. Take Your Best Shot is an insightful and immensely readable account of Gillard's time at the top, and of just how adversarial her environment has been.
About the Author
Jacqueline Kent was born in Sydney and grew up there and in Adelaide. Originally trained as a journalist and broadcaster, she has also been a book editor and a reviewer for numerous publications, and has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. As well as biography and general social history, she has written fiction for young adults. A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, A Literary Life won the 2002 National Biography Award and the Nita B. Kibble Award. An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin won the 2009 Nita B. Kibble Award. She lives in Sydney.