POWER AND INFLUENCE – THE LEIBLER FACTOR 

2021-11-03T14:48:07+11:003 November 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

THE POWER BROKER: MARK LEIBLER AN AUSTRALIAN JEWISH LIFE by Michael Gawenda Monash University Publishing 2020 ISBN:  9781925835809 RRP: $44.95 (HB)     DATELINE JERUSALEM: JOURNALISM’S TOUGHEST ASSIGNMENT By John Lyons Monash University Publishing 2021 ISBN: 9781922464842 RRP: $19.95 (PB)   Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Michael Gawenda is a former editor of The Age  in [...]

TAKING ON THE LEFT – A LONELY LONG DISTANCE STRUGGLE

2021-11-03T14:47:58+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Memoirs of a Cold War Warrior by Keith Harvey Connor Court Publishing, 2021 ISBN-10: ‎ 1922449482 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1922449481 RRP $34.95 (pb) Reviewed by Michael Danby Armando Iannucci, the British Film director, evokes the blackest of black humour about "The Death of Stalin" in a film of that name. Those not acquainted with Soviet history might guess from [...]

GRAFTON EVEREST MEETS THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

2021-11-03T14:47:53+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Lowest Depths by Ross Fitzgerald & Ian McFadyen Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne 2021 Print ISBN: 9781925736748, 1925736741 eText ISBN: 9781925736755, 192573675X RRP: $24.99 (pb) Reviewed by Alan Gregory   Graham Green’s term “An Entertainment”, probably best sums up this beautifully produced book. The Lowest Depths is a very good read, with equal elements of a socio-politico [...]

A TWENTIETH CENTURY JANE AUSTEN WITH A BRONTE TOUCH

2021-11-03T14:47:46+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

THE COUNTESS FROM KIRRIBILLI By Joyce Morgan Allen & Unwin 2021 ISBN: 978 01 76087 517 6 RRP: $32.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   She authored some twenty novels, a memoir entitled All The Dogs of My Life and a children’s book called The April Baby’s Book of Tunes. As to her name – [...]

CANDIDLY SPEAKING – ISI LEIBLER’S WORLD OF ADVOCACY

2021-11-05T09:23:34+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Lone Voice – The Wars of Isi Leibler by Suzanne Rutland Hybrid Publishers 2021 IBSN: 978-1-925736-67-0 RRP: A$49.99   On 16 March 2021, Lone Voice - The Wars of Isi Leibler by Suzanne Rutland, was launched in a moving and memorable on-line ceremony from Bar Ilan University in Israel, in which Isi and Naomi Leibler were [...]

THE KING IS BUT A MAN – BUT WHICH MAN?

2021-11-03T14:47:34+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

FALL – THE MYSTERY OF ROBERT MAXWELL By John Preston Viking 2020 ISBN: 978 0 241 38867 9 RRP: $45 (HB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson The story line is not all that new – a rags to riches climb with a tragic end. A child born in poverty and deprivation goes on to become one [...]

A FREE WORLD TRAGEDY – THE LEGACY OF ETHEL ROSENBERG

2021-11-03T14:47:24+11:0028 October 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

ETHEL ROSENBERG – A COLD WAR TRAGEDY By Anne Sebba Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2021 ISBN: 978 1 4746 1961 5 RRP: $32.99 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It is not something most people under 50 can understand. The “cold” war between the Soviet Union and the United States of America beginning just a few [...]

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