Story: Muldoon, Robert David

The rise and fall of a young Turk

The rise and fall of a young Turk

The day after he became leader of the National Party, in July 1974, Muldoon published the first of five books giving his personal view of his political career and policies. Called The rise and fall of a young Turk, it was reprinted three times and sold over 28,000 copies. Its popularity assisted in Muldoon’s rise to power.

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Reference: R. D. Muldoon, The rise and fall of a young Turk. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1974

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Barry Gustafson. 'Muldoon, Robert David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m1/muldoon-robert-david/page-5 (accessed 20 August 2019)