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The Resource Unnecessary wars, Henry Reynolds

Unnecessary wars, Henry Reynolds

Label
Unnecessary wars
Title
Unnecessary wars
Statement of responsibility
Henry Reynolds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a three year conflict fought in the heart of Africa that had, ostensibly, nothing to do with Australia. Coinciding with Federation, the war kickstarted Australia's commitment to fighting in Britain's wars overseas, and forged a national identity around it. By 1902, when the Boer War ended, a mythology about our colonial soldiers had already been crafted, and a dangerous precedent established. This is Henry Reynolds at his searing best, as he shows how the Boer War left a dark and dangerous legacy, demonstrating how those beliefs have propelled us into too many unnecessary wars - without ever counting the cost
Summary
'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a three year conflict fought in the heart of Africa that had, ostensibly, nothing to do with Australia. Coinciding with Federation, the war kickstarted Australia's commitment to fighting in Britain's wars overseas, and forged a national identity around it. By 1902, when the Boer War ended, a mythology about our colonial soldiers had already been crafted, and a dangerous precedent established. This is Henry Reynolds at his searing best, as he shows how the Boer War left a dark and dangerous legacy, demonstrating how those beliefs have propelled us into too many unnecessary wars - without ever counting the cost
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523482
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, Henry
Dewey number
303.660994
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1896
LC item number
.R49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • War and society
  • Militarization
Target audience
adult
Label
Unnecessary wars, Henry Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unnecessary wars -- Australia's first birthday -- Colonial defence: Australia or empire? -- Australia's radical patriots -- The appeal of sceptre and crown -- The illusions of an imperial family -- Australia's soldiers of the Queen -- The critics of war -- Involvement in an infamous war -- The nation's selective memory -- Dangerous allies or great and powerful friends?
Control code
000055423980
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781742234809
Lccn
2015463860
System control number
(OCoLC)921843391
Label
Unnecessary wars, Henry Reynolds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unnecessary wars -- Australia's first birthday -- Colonial defence: Australia or empire? -- Australia's radical patriots -- The appeal of sceptre and crown -- The illusions of an imperial family -- Australia's soldiers of the Queen -- The critics of war -- Involvement in an infamous war -- The nation's selective memory -- Dangerous allies or great and powerful friends?
Control code
000055423980
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 266 pages
Isbn
9781742234809
Lccn
2015463860
System control number
(OCoLC)921843391

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