Desert sands jungle lands: a biography of Major General Ken Eather, by Steve Eather [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2004) Desert sands jungle lands: a biography of Major General Ken Eather, by Steve Eather [Book review]. Australian Public Intellectual Network Review of Books (26). ISSN 1833-0932

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A review of Desert Sands Jungle Lands: A Biography of Major General Ken Eather By Steve Eather, Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2003, 236 pages. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Australian military history of the Second World War, and a corresponding increase in research and publication on this aspect of our past. Desert Sands Jungle Lands falls within the strong tradition of military biographical studies that has seen a range of accounts of the lives of former soldiers such as Vasey, Blamey, Honer and Potts. Readers will now have the opportunity to assess Australian history with this biography of Major General Ken Eather. While for some readers Eather may be a name associated with victory at Kokoda, this book paints a much more complex and fascinating picture of the life an Australian citizen soldier.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Mr Richard Gehrmann
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 06:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian military, Kokoda, Second World War
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160604 Defence Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810102 Army
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21864

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