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Proud Australian boy : a biography of Russell Braddon, Nigel Starck

Label
Proud Australian boy : a biography of Russell Braddon
Title
Proud Australian boy
Title remainder
a biography of Russell Braddon
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Starck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russell Braddon - Burma Railway survivor and prolific man of letters - has left a remarkable legacy: a prisoner-of-war memoir (The Naked Island) selling two million copies and still in print sixty years later; a total of twenty-nine books (including the acclaimed novel The Proud American Boy and biographies of Joan Sutherland, Nancy Wake, and Leonard Cheshire); a series of television documentaries (notably the 1988 Australian Bicentenary series Images of Australia); thirty years as a prominent radio broadcaster; and twenty-five years as chairman of the Society of Australian Writers (London). In an eventful life (1921-1995), he also developed a telepathy act that topped the bill at the London Palladium, wrote commentaries and features for major newspapers, and led a political action group opposed to Britain's Common Market entry. This biography investigates those many challenges and achievements"--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
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10165644
Cataloging source
APLS
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1942-
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Starck, Nigel
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Braddon, Russell
  • Radio broadcasters
  • Authors, Australian
Target audience
general
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a biography of Russell Braddon
Label
Proud Australian boy : a biography of Russell Braddon, Nigel Starck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-278) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Prologue: The teeth of war -- 1. An Australian dynasty -- 2. Born to survive -- 3. Under the influence -- 4. Tennis, guns, and butter -- 5. Prison, slavery, release -- 6. The troubled peace -- 7. 'You are the judge' -- 8. Author of the year -- 9. Partner, muse, and mask -- 10. Columns of opinion and assault -- 11. Voyage to recovery -- 12. Crusader for a cause -- 13. At the home of La Stupenda -- 14. A passionate adopted son -- 15. An author for all seasons -- 16. 'I'd like to be a Nip' -- 17. A curious voice for an Australian -- 18. Australia rediscovered -- Epilogue: The quest for 'Uncle Russell' -- Published works -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000047974927
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 284 p., [14] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921875403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)754995043
Label
Proud Australian boy : a biography of Russell Braddon, Nigel Starck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-278) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Prologue: The teeth of war -- 1. An Australian dynasty -- 2. Born to survive -- 3. Under the influence -- 4. Tennis, guns, and butter -- 5. Prison, slavery, release -- 6. The troubled peace -- 7. 'You are the judge' -- 8. Author of the year -- 9. Partner, muse, and mask -- 10. Columns of opinion and assault -- 11. Voyage to recovery -- 12. Crusader for a cause -- 13. At the home of La Stupenda -- 14. A passionate adopted son -- 15. An author for all seasons -- 16. 'I'd like to be a Nip' -- 17. A curious voice for an Australian -- 18. Australia rediscovered -- Epilogue: The quest for 'Uncle Russell' -- Published works -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000047974927
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 284 p., [14] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921875403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)754995043

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