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Monash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander

Author: Roland Perry
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Random House, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after fours years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win major battles, forcing Germany to capitulate. His obsessional, brilliant planning, coupled with a ruthless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perry, Roland, 1946-
Monash.
Sydney ; New York : Random House Australia, ©2004
(OCoLC)646535132
Named Person: John Monash, Sir; John Monash, Sir; John Monash
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Perry
ISBN: 1740512804 9781740512800 9781740513647 1740513649
OCLC Number: 223997795
Description: xix, 586 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Roland Perry.
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Australian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after fours years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win major battles, forcing Germany to capitulate. His obsessional, brilliant planning, coupled with a ruthless streak, caused him to break the German army in a succession of battles that led to the end of the Great War. Author Roland Perry brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many have judged as the greatest-ever Australian. This book draws on the subject's comprehensive letter and diary archive - one of the largest in Australia's history. The result is a riveting portrait that reaches to the heart of the true Monash character. It weaves together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts.

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