Geoffrey Blainey (Author)

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Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. He has written some 36 full-length books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, Black Kettle and Full Moon, A Short History of the 20th Century, Sea of Dangers, A Short History of Christianity and the best-selling A Short History of the World. Professor Blainey held chairs in economic history and then in plain history at the University of Melbourne for 21 years. He was a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention and also chaired various Commonwealth government bodies, including the Australia Council, the Literature Board, the Australia-China Council, and the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. He is one of the few Australians whose biography appears in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Book Cover: A Short History of Christianity
With his characteristic curiosity and storytelling skill, Blainey considers Christianity's central place in world history.  Will it remain in the centre?  As Blainey observes in his eminently readable account, the story of Christianity is one of many ups and downs.
With his characteristic curiosity and storytelling skill, Blainey considers Christianity's central place in world history.  Will it remain in the centre?  As Blainey observes in his eminently readable account, the story of Christianity is one of many ups and downs.
Published: 24/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670076222
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover: A Short History of Christianity
For 200 years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history.  Who better, then, than Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia's most accomplished historians, to bring us a history of this world-changing religion.
For 200 years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history.  Who better, then, than Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia's most accomplished historians, to bring us a history of this world-changing religion.
Published: 26/10/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534169
Price: $19.99
Book Cover: A Short History of the Twentieth Century
Published: 04/06/2007
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282831
Price: $19.99
Book Cover: A Short History of the Twentieth Century

This new book from celebrated historian Geoffrey Blainey takes us on an incredible global journey through a tempestuous hundred years. His eye for detail and evocative style bring to vivid life many of the events that marked the 20th century: two world wars, the rise and fall of communist states, the worst economic slump in the world's history, the decline of European monarchies and empires, the ascent...

This new book from celebrated historian Geoffrey Blainey takes us on an incredible global journey through a tempestuous hundred years. His eye for detail and evocative style bring to vivid life many of...

Published: 04/06/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143006145
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: A Short History of the World
This is the story of the world's people during the last four million years. It begins before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents, several of which were later marooned by the great rising of the seas. It is the story of the inhabited world being pulled apart, and of it coming together again in recent centuries.
This is the story of the world's people during the last four million years. It begins before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents, several of which were later marooned...
Published: 01/10/2001
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670911394
RRP: $39.99

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21 Nov 2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane has won the 2014 Voss Literary Prize
Congratulations to Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest which was named winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize for the best novel published in Australia in 2013 and voted by the Australian University Heads of English. For more information please visit the Voss Literary Prize website.

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