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Monash Grantlee Kieza

Monash

Grantlee Kieza

Published September 1st 2015
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Kindle Edition
682 pages
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The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia- the first major biography of Monash in over a decade.John Monashs life is emblematic of Australias much-heralded egalitarian spirit - here is the ultimate outsider: poor, Jewish in anMoreThe amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia- the first major biography of Monash in over a decade.John Monashs life is emblematic of Australias 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 nations 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 Monashs 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.