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Geoffrey Blainey's talent for identifying the telling detail, the crucial event, the key personality makes for masterful storytelling, and his interest ranges wide over the fields of human activity--not only major transformations but also the everyday experiences of people around the world. "Another outstanding work by Australia's most eminent historian...A great book."-John Hayman, Henry Thornton.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566637930
ISBN-10: 1566637937
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: New Amsterdam Books
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Blainey

Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia's most prominent historians, held a chair at Harvard University in the early 1980s and taught for many years at the University of Melbourne. He has also written A Short History of the World. He is the recipient of Australia's highest honor, Companion in the Order of Australia. He lives near Melbourne.

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