John Monash: A Biography

By: Serle, Geoffrey

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600 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Pages are lightly tanned. This book exemplifies biography in its fullest sense. Sir John Monash was one of Australia's greatest men and probably the greatest of its soldiers, but this book is much more than a military study. Monash was a graduate of the University of Melbourne in three faculties Arts, Law and Engineering; he was a man of wide-ranging intellect, especially devoted to literature, music, theatre, languages and Jewish scholarship. He was almost the only senior Allied general to emerge in 1918 from the agony of the Western front with his reputation virtually unspotted. A Jew, he spent his energies lavishly on the public affairs of his native Australia, his immense prestige at the service of many great causes. He was a pioneer of reinforced concrete construction in Australia and as first Chairman of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria found fulfilment in harnessing Gippsland's huge brown coal deposits. Monash's immense collection of private papers, never before used, allows a study of the man in detail which is rarely available. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0522842399. ISBN/EAN: 9780522842395. Inventory No: 18040354. Hardcover

Title: John Monash: A Biography

Author: Serle, Geoffrey

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Australia, Melbourne University Press: 1990

ISBN Number: 0522842399

ISBN Number 13: 9780522842395

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

kg: 1.18 kg

Seller ID: 18040354

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