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The first volume of John Curtin's War was recognized as 'a landmark in Australian political biography' (The Australian) and 'remarkable' (AFR).

That book ends with the fall of Singapore and a fundamental realignment of Australia's place in the world- 'The Americans were coming. So were the Japanese.'

This second volume, 'Triumph and Decline', tells the full, fascinating st
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Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 2018 by Penguin Books Australia
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This is an absolute gem and is a must for anyone who likes to read about Australia's political history and politics in general as it provides a 'fly on the wall' insight into the political process during the dark days of World War 2. The changing relationship between Australia and Britain is brought into sharp focus as well as the working habits of Churchill with the misinformation, statements that stop short of clarity or giving a misleading impression that can later be denied. There is nothing ...more
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