THE GOD THAT FAILED – STUART MACINTYRE’S COMMUNIST PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

2022-04-29T12:03:14+10:0028 April 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: , , |

THE PARTY – THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF AUSTRALIA FROM HEYDAY TO RECKONING  by Stuart MacIntyre Allen & Unwin 2022, ISBN: 9781760875183 RRP $49.99 Reviewed by Keith Harvey   The Party is Stuart MacIntyre’s second volume of his history of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA). It will also be his last as, sadly, he died of [...]

ROBERT MENZIES AT THE MICROPHONE

2022-04-28T15:51:35+10:0028 April 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: , , , |

MENZIES: THE FORGOTTEN SPEECHES  By David Furse-Roberts Jeparit Press, 2017 ISBN-10: ‎ 1925501507 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1925501506 RRP: $68.44 (HB) Reviewed by Paul Henderson   This book is about many of the forgotten speeches and broadcasts produced  by Australia’s longest serving prime minister, Robert Menzies. Before they were recently published, they have been preserved in the basement of [...]

A PERSONAL VENDETTA IN AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY

2022-04-29T09:52:28+10:0028 April 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: , , |

LAVARACK: RIVAL GENERAL By Brett Lodge Robinson Reynolds London 2021 ISBN: 978 1 914973 50 5 RRP: $32.95 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   He held a distinguished military record in World War I and rose in the ranks, taking time after the war to remain in Britain with the Australian Imperial Force. When John [...]

WHEN FAITH RULED AUSTRALIA

2022-04-28T15:51:50+10:0028 April 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: , , |

GOD AND MENZIES - THE FAITH THAT SHAPED A PRIME MINISTER AND HIS NATION by David Furse-Roberts Jeparit Press, 2021 ISBN: 9781922449641 RRP: $34.95 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson   Probably, there have been more biographies written about Sir Robert Menzies than any other Australian politician. This is not surprising in that he is the [...]

THE FLIPPING OF A COIN – AND THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS

2022-04-28T15:51:51+10:0028 April 2022|Categories: Review|Tags: , , |

TOM STOPPARD – A LIFE By Hermione Lee Faber & Faber 2020 ISBN: 978 0 571 31443 0 RRP: $59.99 (HB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It’s a big book, a bit short of 1000 pages with notes and index taken into account. At times, it seems to offer up compendium qualities as the biographer’s [...]

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