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The Resource Anzac : the unauthorised biography, Carolyn Holbrook

Anzac : the unauthorised biography, Carolyn Holbrook

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Anzac : the unauthorised biography
Title
Anzac
Title remainder
the unauthorised biography
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Holbrook
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Writer of supplementary textual content
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating our children. So how are we to make sense of this struggle over how we remember the Great War? Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography cuts through the clamour to provide a much-needed historical perspective on the battle over Anzac. It traces how, since 1915, Australia's memory of the Great War has declined and surged, reflecting the varied and complex history of the Australian nation itself. Most importantly, it asks why so many Australians persist with the fiction that the nation was born on 25 April 1915
Summary
Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating our children. So how are we to make sense of this struggle over how we remember the Great War? Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography cuts through the clamour to provide a much-needed historical perspective on the battle over Anzac. It traces how, since 1915, Australia's memory of the Great War has declined and surged, reflecting the varied and complex history of the Australian nation itself. Most importantly, it asks why so many Australians persist with the fiction that the nation was born on 25 April 1915
Award
  • NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian Military History Prize, 2015.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, History Book Award, 2015.
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10447320
Cataloging source
ANL
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Holbrook, Carolyn
Dewey number
940.394
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Beazley, Kim C.
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True
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  • Nationalism and collective memory
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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the unauthorised biography
Label
Anzac : the unauthorised biography, Carolyn Holbrook
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [218]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052810222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781742234076
Label
Anzac : the unauthorised biography, Carolyn Holbrook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [218]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052810222
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781742234076

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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