Geoffrey Blainey (Author)

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Geoffrey Blainey

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 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
Book Cover:  Black Kettle & Full Moon: Daily Life in a Vanished Australia
In the bestselling Black Kettle and Full Moon , master storyteller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on another absorbing journey – a guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first gold rush to World War I. Blainey paints a fascinating picture of how our forebears lived – in the outback, in towns and cities, at sea and on land. He looks at all aspects of daily life, from...
In the bestselling Black Kettle and Full Moon , master storyteller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on another absorbing journey – a guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first...
Published: 01/09/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143002666
Book Cover:  Black Kettle And Full Moon
Published: 01/09/2004
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742283272
Book Cover:  Henry Lawson
''Some day,' Lawson wrote, 'an Australian writer will come along who'll remind the critics and readers of Dickens, Carlyle, and Thackeray mixed, and he'll do justice to these little customs of ours.' Even then that writer was at work, and his name was Lawson.'

GEOFFREY BLAINEY, one of our great historians, has written a marvellous introduction into the life and works of Australia's favourite writers...

''Some day,' Lawson wrote, 'an Australian writer will come along who'll remind the critics and readers of Dickens, Carlyle, and Thackeray mixed, and he'll do justice to these little customs of ours.' Even...
Published: 04/03/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877008115
Book Cover:  Sea Of Dangers
Published: 31/08/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282336

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07 Apr 2016
Cloudstreet 25th Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Cloudstreet, Tim Winton’s sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. However it may never have been published had it not been for the stranger who chased after Tim with the manuscript he’d left it on a bus in Rome. Since it was first published by McPhee Gribble on 1 April 1991 Tim Winton’s award-winning novel has been reimagined as a successful play, a major TV mini-series and now an opera.

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