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A SHORTER HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

by | Read by Humphrey Bower

History • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Geoffrey Blainey offers an enjoyable overview of Australian history. Humphrey Bower's Australian accent is endearing for those who love all things Aussie. His presentation is measured and clear, with longish pauses between words. Blainey occasionally uses vocabulary that may not be familiar to Americans (for example, a "sultana" is a kind of raisin), but that doesn’t present an impediment. Unlike other well-known histories of Australia—including Manning Clark's A SHORT HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA and Robert Hughes's THE FATAL SHORE—Blainey's focuses on recent events. He also spends considerable time on events that followed WWII. As is always the case with the analysis of recent history, bias shows. Blainey seems well to the right of center on many Australian political issues. F.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2010]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781742146607 $93.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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