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The honest history book, edited by David Stephens & Alison Broinowski

Label
The honest history book
Title
The honest history book
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Stephens & Alison Broinowski
Title variation
Honest history book
Title variation remainder
Australia is more than Anzac - and always has been
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity? The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia - mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood - we must question the stories we tell ourselves about our history. We must separate myth from reality - and to do that we need to reassess the historical evidence surrounding military myths. In this lively collection, renowned writers including Paul Daley, Mark McKenna, Peter Stanley, Carolyn Holbrook, Mark Dapin, Carmen Lawrence, Stuart Macintyre, Frank Bongiorno and Larissa Behrendt explore not only the militarisation of our history but the alternative narratives swamped under the khaki-wash - Indigenous history, frontier conflict, multiculturalism, the myth of egalitarianism, economics and the environment
Summary
Historians and other researchers mainly from Australia (some involved in the Honest History association) provide 20 chapters that aim to make Anzac (the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, formed during World War I) less important in Australian history and other areas more important. They discuss Australia?s Great War and the role of Armenians, to put Anzac into perspective; the myths and misperceptions surrounding Anzac, including the place of the Anzac legend in Australian identity, the founder of the legend, Charles Bean, and his influences on how Anzac is presented by the Australian War Memorial, what the Anzac legend meant for soldiers who went to Vietnam, the history of Atatürk?s words of 1934, how and why politicians have become proponents of the Anzac legend, its political benefits and cost, and comparison of the extreme version of Anzac with a contemplative ideal; non-war influences on Australian history, including climate, the environment, natural disasters, immigration, depression and prosperity, attitudes about equality, the role of women in leadership, and the colonization of indigenous Australia; the connection between the Anzac legend and Australia?s loyalty to the British monarchy; and how Australia has entered overseas wars and how to better assess the necessity and legality of future conflicts. The Honest History coalition argues for a rebalanced view of Australian history, where the emphasis on Anzac and military history is reduced to a proportionate place and other influences are recognized. Distributed in North America by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
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  • Stephens, David H.
  • Broinowski, Alison
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  • Historiography
  • Militarism
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Anzac Day
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The honest history book, edited by David Stephens & Alison Broinowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059518641
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781742235264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969960309
Label
The honest history book, edited by David Stephens & Alison Broinowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059518641
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781742235264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)969960309

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