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Thomas Keneally
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1 Sep 2012
In this companion volume of Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed history of the Australian people, the vast range of characters who have formed their national story are brought vividly to life. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men and pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians and soldiers all populate this richly drawn portrait of a vibrant land on the cusp of nationhood and social maturity. From the 1860s to the great rifts wrought by World War I, an era commenced in which Australians pursued glimmering visions: of equity in a promised land. It was a time of social experiment and reform, of industrial radicalism and women's rights. But as much as larrikin anti-authoritarianism was celebrated, Australians retained a provincialism - there was no Australian revolution. With a rich assortment of contradictory, inspiring and surprising characters, Tom Keneally brings to life the people of a young and cocky nation.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Reprint edition (1 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743311958
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743311950
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a biographical note into a living, breathing life-size character." --The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia on "Australians"

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Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers for the Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award.

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 12 Jan 2014
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couldn't put this book down, enjoyed every word from cover to cover, thoroughly brilliant book to read for anyone interested in Australia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book 27 Nov 2013
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Every Australian should own a copy of these two volumes. Essential to understanding Australian history. His telling of the story of the First World War is informative and deeply moving.
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