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Winston Churchill was a titan of the 20th century, universally acknowledged as one of the greatest leaders of his age. Yet his relationship with Australia was a fraught one, tainted by the military failure of the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War, and the disaster of Singapore in the Second. Churchill the patrician, descendant of dukes, could not appreciate Australia's dearly held egalitarianism, while Churchill the imperial statesman was impatient, and at times intolerant, of Australia's growing urge towards independence. The relationship between the two would span the first 50 tumultuous years of the 20th century, from the Boer War through to the opening salvoes of the Cold War, and act as a fascinating backdrop to Australia's maturity from a collection of autonomous colonies to full nationhood. Relying on exhaustive research and a true insider's knowledge of the political world, this is history written at its compelling best.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405038706
ISBN-10: 1405038705
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 160mm x 50mm)
Pages: 613
Imprint: Macmillan Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Australia


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