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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2006
Edition: Reprint

Description: 429 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Scandals, disasters, shocks and crises: 1932 could truly be described as one of the most electrifying years in Australian history, alive with unforgettable characters and momentous events.Looking back, it#39;s hard to believe how much happened in that fateful year to become the stuff of enduring national legend: the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened by surprise with the slashing sword of Captain Francis de Groot; the birth of the Australian Broadcasting Commission; the mysterious death of the beloved race horse Phar Lap, the controversial dismissal of NSW Premier Jack Lang, and the start of cricket#39;s infamous Bodyline series. Those were among the best remembered incidents but there were others – from an epic outback rescue of two lost aviators to the most expensive divorce case ever heard – that reflected the distinctive flavour of the times.Overshadowing all else, the Great Depression seemed to single Australians out for special punishment, pushing a fragile young society to the brink of disintegration. By 1932 – the worst of it – a third of the population had been reduced to living like refugees in their own land while a lucky few emerged rich as third world rajahs.Acclaimed journalist and author Gerald Stone takes us on an exhilarating and fascinating journey through a year that quite literally changed a nation. Evocative and brilliantly researched, this is a book that turns history into compelling reading at its very best.

ISBN: 9781405037365

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