'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail'James Button
'A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald
'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression'
The Courier Mail
'The balance of analysis and description, generalisation and specific instance, is beautifully maintained'
About the Author
John Hirst is a widely respected historian and social commentator. A former reader in history at La Trobe University' he wrote the official history of Australia for new citizens and took a prominent part in the History Summit convened by the prime minister in 2006. He is a member of the Film Australia Board and the National Museum council.
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