Monash: the Soldier who Shaped Australia

Monash: the Soldier who Shaped Australia #2020

Monash the Soldier who Shaped Australia The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia the first major biography of Monash in over a decade John Monash s life is emblematic of Australia s much heralded egalitarian spirit here is
  • Title: Monash: the Soldier who Shaped Australia
  • Author: Grantlee Kieza
  • ISBN: 9780733333538
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia the first major biography of Monash in over a decade John Monash s life is emblematic of Australia s much heralded egalitarian spirit here is the ultimate outsider poor, Jewish in an era which still practised anti Semitism, bookish at a time when intellectual pursuits were frowned upon who rose to become onThe amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia the first major biography of Monash in over a decade John Monash s life is emblematic of Australia s much heralded egalitarian spirit here is the ultimate outsider poor, Jewish in an era which still practised anti Semitism, bookish at a time when intellectual pursuits were frowned upon who rose to become one of the nation s most enduring folk heroes Despite a scandalous private life and the experience of virulent racism, he established himself as a major force, not just on the bloody fields of wartime Europe but also in post war society, where he oversaw vital developments in making Australia into a modern nation When he died, an astonishing 300,000 Australians attended John Monash s funeral in Melbourne But who was this unconventional man, what drove him and how did he manage to break down so many walls to rise to such a prominent position Beyond an account of a much admired general, this will be the story of an extraordinary and highly unconventional life and its legacy.
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    Knowing very little about John Monash until recently, it was a revelation to read Grantlee Kieza s biography of the man I can t say we learned much if anything about Monash in my home state of NSW but in recent years as a resident of Victoria I ve at least picked up on the Monash University and Shrine of Remembrance connections Lately, research for my own book Brothers in Arms during 2015 startled me into awareness of some of Monash s wartime achievements His story reminded me all over again of [...]

    This is a surprising book written in a very accessible way Starting with the revealing diaries of Monash as a young man and then relying on the accounts of others it paints a very honest picture of this substantial man and giant of Australia s modern history The quote from Montgomery at the front of the book says a lot I would name Sir John Monash as the best general on the Western Front in Europe he possessed real creative originality, and the war might well have been won sooner, and certainly [...]

    This was a very enjoyable and educational book It s a massive read but fast paced Monash was an incredible Australian hero

    Thought this was an excellent history.This is a review from the Australian newspaper by former senator Stephen Loosley He makes some very good pointsFew places of honour underline the recurring tragedy of war graphically than the Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux in France This sacred ground commemorates the sacrifice of Australian and other Allied soldiers in the Great War of 1914 18 But as you climb to the top of the tower that overlooks the memorial and surrounding countrysi [...]

    An outstanding look at the life of a great Australian warts and all Fully endorse Tim Fischer s plan to have him promoted posthumously to Field Marshal.

    Grant Lee Kieza presents a thorough and very readable account of one of modern Australia s most important people, John Monash Careful not to disregard the many criticisms Monash received over the years, Kieza manages to present a well balanced and objective story, which is both captivating and inspiring There are plenty of wisdoms and experiences to learn from throughout the text and important history which is essential in understanding the Australia that we live in today specifically for those [...]

    I was really looking forward to reading this, having read much about John Monash in other WW1 books And in many ways it was a good read The life of John Monash widely regarded as Australia s greatest ever military commander is undoubtedly fascinating and in many ways admirable And Kieza has done a good job of organising, re telling, and analysing the life of such an influential and complex figure Yet in some ways I found it to be slightly disappointing Perhaps it was my own high expectations, bu [...]

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