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An eye for eternity : the life of Manning Clark

Author: Mark McKenna
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Manning Clark was a complex, demanding and brilliant man. Mark McKenna's compelling biography of this giant of Australia's cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark's extensive private letters, journals and diaries - many that have never been read before. An Eye for Eternity paints a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the signature account of their own history. It tells of his friendships  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
biografi
Named Person: C M H Clark; C M H Clark; C M H Clark; Charles M H Clark
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McKenna
ISBN: 9780522856170 0522856179
OCLC Number: 747100107
Description: 793 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1: Song of Himself --
2: Manning Clark, MS7550 --
3: Boats Against the Current --
'Those to Whom I owe so much': Catherine Hope and Charles Clark --
Separation --
The Fall from Grace --
The Pilgrimage Begins --
4: Coming to History: The Melbourne Years 1928-38 --
Melbourne Grammar 1928 --
5: Corresponding Loves: Melbourne, Oxford and Bonn 1936-38 --
Manning and Dymphna --
Europe at Last --
Love By Correspondence --
6: War and Marriage 1939-40 --
Germany: December 1938 --
Oxford and France: 1939 --
Devonshire: Spire 1940 --
7: What a Life: Geelong Grammar 1940-44 --
Geelong Grammar --
'Like Water with the Light Shining on it' --
Turning to Australia --
8: Journey without Maps --
War's End --
The Lone Explorer --
Another Life --
9: The Crossing --
10: Canberra --
11: Tasmania Circle, Forrest --
12: Five Bells --
13: An Uncharted Sea: Rewriting Australian History 1954-55 --
14: To South East Asia, 1955-56 --
15: To England and Ireland, 1956 --
16: To Russia, 1958 --
Krushchev's Russia --
Soviet Man --
17: A View from the Study --
18: The Historian --
A Momentous Event --
The Creator --
The Travelling Historian --
19: The Teacher --
20: The Muses --
21: Wapengo --
22: The Prophet --
The Prophet and the Prime Minister --
The Counterattack Begins --
The Words of the Prophet --
23: Remembering Kristallnacht --
24: 23 May 1991.
Responsibility: Mark McKenna.

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More than any other historian in the twentieth century, Manning Clark inspired the love and loathing of political parties, professional colleagues and the general public. This title tells his story  Read more...

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