The Resource Australians, Volume 3, Flappers to Vietnam, Thomas Keneally

Australians, Volume 3, Flappers to Vietnam, Thomas Keneally

Label
Australians, Volume 3, Flappers to Vietnam
Title
Australians
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
Flappers to Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
Flappers to Vietnam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia emerged from WW1 into a decade of profound change, characterized by a revolution in behavior amongst the young; by the first great age of consumerism; by the new and increasingly sophisticated impact of the movies; by secret right wing armies and the emergence of the Communist Party; and by two less remembered and very interesting PMs, the handsome, sombre Stanley Melbourne Bruce of the Melbourne Establishment, and Jim Scullin, unpretentious Labor man of humbler Irish parentage. As in the two previous volumes of Australians Keneally brings history to vivid and pulsating life as he traces the lives and the deeds of Australians known and unknown. As another war grew closer he follows the famous and the infamous through the Great Crash and the rise of Fascism, and explains how Australia was inexorably drawn into a war which led her forces into combat throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Pacific. At home an atmosphere of fear grew with the fall of Singapore and the bombing of Darwin, the Japanese advance and then the American Alliance and the arrival of General MacArthur. Peace brought its own problems with the Depression that left one-third of Australians unemployed. Keneally believes too that the 1950s are misunderstood - depicted by some as an age of full employment, by others as the age of suburban spread and boredom under the serene prime ministership of Robert Menzies. But Menzies was complicated and so were the 1950s. A majority of Australians believed there would be nuclear war before the end of the decade. The Korean war was seen as prelude, and so our government agreed to British atom bomb tests in the South Australian desert and at the Montebello islands. The fall of the French in Vietnam was prelude to our engagement there and, along with the defection of the Soviet spy Petrov, convinced Australians they were living in the last of days
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
994.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DU117
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Social conditions
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
Australians, Volume 3, Flappers to Vietnam, Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Volume number from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 624 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925267280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 1581699
  • (OCoLC)923000238
  • 1578005
  • (OCoLC)ocn923000238
  • 1578005
  • 1581699
  • 1581699
Label
Australians, Volume 3, Flappers to Vietnam, Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Note
Volume number from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 624 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925267280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 1581699
  • (OCoLC)923000238
  • 1578005
  • (OCoLC)ocn923000238
  • 1578005
  • 1581699
  • 1581699

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