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Anzac : the unauthorised biography

Author: Carolyn Holbrook
Publisher: Sydney, NSW. : NewSouth Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating our children. So how are we to make sense of this struggle over how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Holbrook
ISBN: 9781742234076 1742234070 1459683781 9781459683785
OCLC Number: 879460400
Description: xiii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Anzac Ascendancy --
Before 1914: Nationalism and war --
1916-1936: Early histories of the Great War --
1920s-1930s: The Great War in Australian literature --
1940s-1960s: Marxism and memory of the Great War --
1965-1985: The fall and rise of memory of the Great War --
1980s-present: The Great War as family history --
Since 1990: Politicians and commemoration of the Great War.
Responsibility: Carolyn Holbrook ; foreword by Kim Beazley.
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Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story? But standing firm  Read more...

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