Issue 29

MORE THAN LIVES – AUSTRALIA’S SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR

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LIFE SO FULL OF PROMISE - further biographies of Australia’s lost generation By Ross McMullin Scribe 2023 ISBN (13):9781922585820 RRP: $49.99 (pb) Reviewed by Lucas Jordan   Life So Full of Promise: further biographies of Australia’s lost generation, is Ross McMullin’s second multi-biography featuring young Australians of remarkable talent who were killed in the First [...]

THE KENNEDYS AS CAMELOT – WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

2024-03-25T09:35:16+11:0021 March 2024|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

CAMERA GIRL – THE COMING OF AGE OF JACKIE BOUVIER KENNEDY By Carl Sferrazza Anthony Gallery Books 2023 ISBN: 978 1 9821 4187 5 RRP: $49.99 (HB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   It’s hard to imagine there would still be much to reveal about Jackie Bouvier Kennedy that has not been written and made public [...]

THE MANY ROOMS IN FRANK MOORHOUSE – MORE THAN WRITING

2024-03-25T09:51:31+11:0021 March 2024|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

FRANK MOORHOUSE A LIFE By Catharine Lumby Allen & Unwin 2023 ISBN: 978 1 74237 224 2 RRP: $34.99 (PB)     As his friend and literary trustee Helen Lewis has recorded: “There were many rooms in Frank Moorhouse.” In this cute play on words, Lewis captured the many layered man she had known well. [...]

A PROFOUND RIVALRY: MENZIES VERSUS EVATT

2024-03-25T09:51:26+11:0021 March 2024|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

MENZIES VERSUS EVATT – THE GREAT RIVALRY OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICS  By Anne Henderson Connor Court 2023 ISBN: 978 1 92281 56 06 RRP: $34.95 (PB) Reviewed by Nicholas Hasluck     At a banquet held in 1960 to farewell Sir William Slim upon the completion of his term as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, [...]

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FROM THE BENCH

2024-03-25T09:40:28+11:0021 March 2024|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

LAW, POLITICS AND INTELLIGENCE A LIFE OF ROBERT HOPE By Peter Edwards NewSouth 2020 ISBN: 978 1 742 235 370 RRP: $49.99 (HB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson     In the age of post 9/11, it is hard to remember how security and intelligence was once so denigrated by the left intelligentsia and left wing [...]

A BELATED COMING OF AGE – FALLING IN LOVE WITH ISRAEL

2024-03-25T09:35:21+11:0021 March 2024|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

MY LIFE AS A JEW By Michael Gawenda Scribe 2023 ISBN: 978 1 761380 47 1 RRP: $35 (PB) Reviewed by Anne Henderson   As a memoir, Michael Gawenda’s My Life as a Jew is part autobiography, part confession, part analysis of historical and contemporary global antisemitism and part a journey of discovery. It is [...]

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