Australians: Flappers To Vietnam by Thomas KeneallyAustralians: Flappers To Vietnam by Thomas Keneally

Australians: Flappers To Vietnam

byThomas Keneally

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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Australia emerged from World War I into a decade of profound change, characterized by a revolution in behavior among the young; by the first great age of consumerism; by the new and increasingly sophisticated impact of the movies; by secret right wing armies and the emergence of the Communist Party; and by two less remembered and very interesting PMs, the handsome, somber Stanley Melbourne Bruce of the Melbourne Establishment, and Jim Scullin, unpretentious Labor man of humbler Irish parentage. As in the two previous volumes, Keneally brings history to vivid and pulsating life as he traces the lives and the deeds of Australians known and unknown. As another war grew closer he followsthe Great Crash and the rise of Fascism, and explains how Australia was inexorably drawn into a war which led her forces into combat throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. At home an atmosphere of fear grew with the fall of Singapore and the bombing of Darwin, the Japanese advance and then the American Alliance and the arrival of General MacArthur. Peace brought its own problems with the Depression that left one third of Australians unemployed.

Thomas Keneally is best-known for the Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark, which was adapted into the movie Schindler's List. His other titles include the Penguin Lives biography Abraham Lincoln, American Scoundrel, and A Commonwealth of Thieves. His other awards include the Miles Franklin Award, the Los Angeles Book Prize, The ...
Title:Australians: Flappers To VietnamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:636 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.7 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Allen & UnwinLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925267288

ISBN - 13:9781925267280

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