Issue 15

THE TRANSITIONAL FORCE OF AMERICA’S FIRST (FOREIGN BORN) FIRST LADY

2020-11-02T11:15:43+11:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adams by Louisa Thomas Penguin Press New York 2016 ISBN: 9781410488145 (hb) ISBN: 9780399563133 (pb) ISBN: 9781101980828 (eb) RRP $25 (pb) $50 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson It says something about US presidents and their families that there have been only two foreign born US first ladies – US first [...]

ELIZABETH MACARTHUR AS WE NEVER KNEW HER

2020-10-27T09:12:53+11:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

A Room Made of Leaves  by Kate Grenville Text Publishing 2020 ISBN: 9781922330024 RRP: $39.99 (HB) By Anne Henderson Historians do their best with the remnants of the past at hand to decipher various truths of events and the people who made them happen. But it seems it is left to novelists to fill in [...]

LOOKING AGAIN AT JAMES COOK’S LEGACY

2020-10-26T13:10:46+11:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage by Geoffrey Blainey Penguin Viking 2020 ISBN: 978 1 76089 509 9 RRP: $34.99 (HB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson Looking back and looking back with the perspective of time is no bad thing. But looking back on events and people and recasting them out of ignorance and with ideological blinkers is [...]

FELLOW TRAVELLERS TO THE END

2020-10-26T13:10:53+11:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova  by Antony Beevor Penguin Books 2004 ISBN: 0 14 30 3596 (pb) ISBN: 0-670-03340-5 (hc) Reviewed by Anne Henderson No century in history has captured historians and scholars quite like the twentieth century with its political upheavals, bloodshed, revolutions, social dislocation and technological advancement brought on by world wars. The brutal [...]

TODAY’S LIBERALISM – HOW TO WALK WITH MENZIES IN MIND

2020-10-26T13:11:00+11:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The New Social Contract - Renewing the liberal vision for Australia by Tim Wilson Connor Court 2020 ISBN: 9781922449030 RRP: $32.95 (PB) Reviewed By Paul Henderson This book is a very good read. It covers both aspects of liberalism and compares it with other forms of government. It is a very detailed and well argued [...]