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The Resource Uncommon Soldier

Uncommon Soldier

Label
Uncommon Soldier
Title
Uncommon Soldier
Statement of responsibility
Chris Masters
Title variation
Uncommon soldier
Title variation remainder
brave, compassionate and tough, the making of Australias modern Diggers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The result of a six year immersive investigation, this is a penetrating and significant exploration of the nature of the modern Australian soldier - fighter, peacekeeper, street-level diplomat, aid worker.Chris Masters, the country's foremost investigative journalist, turns his penetrating gaze on the modern Australian soldier. Moving away from our ongoing fascination with Anzac story, he looks at the rich and illuminating present to write a character study of the modern Australian soldier - war fighter, peacekeeper, street-level diplomat and aid worker.Having been taken into their ranks in a way rarely before afforded an outsider, Masters gives heart and shape to the contemporary digger: how they are selected, how they are led, and how they are transformed from civilians to disciplined professional soldiers. And in asking if they are unique, he examines what it is that allows these young Australians to lend moral authority to communities teetering on the precipice of violence in places such as Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan.By sharing the experiences of the young men and women who make up the Australian army, Masters puts under severe challenge the notion that soldiering is the province of dumb grunts. In doing so, he argues that the best measure of this country's military legend is found in the present. Uncommon Soldier is a rare and powerful work
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10223019
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Masters, Chris
Dewey number
355.357092294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Current Events
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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brave, compassionate and tough, the making of Australia's modern Diggers
Label
Uncommon Soldier
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d569bbf5-b3d2-4125-96b7-96399c80928c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694252
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Uncommon Soldier
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d569bbf5-b3d2-4125-96b7-96399c80928c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694252
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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