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The Resource Australia's boldest experiment : war and reconstruction in the 1940s, Stuart Macintyre

Australia's boldest experiment : war and reconstruction in the 1940s, Stuart Macintyre

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Australia's boldest experiment : war and reconstruction in the 1940s
Title
Australia's boldest experiment
Title remainder
war and reconstruction in the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Macintyre
Title variation
Australias boldest experiment
Title variation remainder
war and reconstruction in the 1940s
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major new account of the 1940s in Australia. In this landmark book, Stuart Macintyre explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. An extraordinary group of individuals, notably John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the country, planning its reconstruction against a background of wartime sacrifice and austerity. The other part of this triumphant story shows Australia on the world stage, seeking to fashion a new world order that would bring peace and prosperity. This book shows the 1940s to be a pivotal decade in Australia. At the height of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key components of the society we take for granted u work, welfare, health, education, immigration, housing u are not the result of military endeavour but policy, planning, politics and popular resolve
Summary
A major new account of the 1940s in Australia. In this landmark book, Stuart Macintyre explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. An extraordinary group of individuals, notably John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the country, planning its reconstruction against a background of wartime sacrifice and austerity. The other part of this triumphant story shows Australia on the world stage, seeking to fashion a new world order that would bring peace and prosperity. This book shows the 1940s to be a pivotal decade in Australia. At the height of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key components of the society we take for granted -- work, welfare, health, education, immigration, housing -- are not the result of military endeavour but policy, planning, politics and popular resolve
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize, 2016
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10515834
Cataloging source
ANL
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1947-
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Macintyre, Stuart
Dewey number
994.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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war and reconstruction in the 1940s
Label
Australia's boldest experiment : war and reconstruction in the 1940s, Stuart Macintyre
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053423229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 596 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742231129
Lccn
2015376803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)891462621
Label
Australia's boldest experiment : war and reconstruction in the 1940s, Stuart Macintyre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053423229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 596 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742231129
Lccn
2015376803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)891462621

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