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This revisionist biography of Australian John Wren, who was made infamous by Frank Hardy’s influential novel Power without Glory, reexamines the historical evidence that wrongly villainized John Wren and made him the scapegoat of Australia’s culture wars.
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James Griffin has contributed 20 entries to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
"The latest—and best by far—biography of John Wren . . . Griffin not only demolishes Power Without Glory as an account of Wren's career but also exposes many respectable historians and writers, from Manning Clark down, who have used it as a source or even built on it to create an even wilder legend." —Robert Murray, The Australian
"An unquestioningly authoritative and lively reconsideration of John Wren . . . [a] fine biography." —Chris McConville, Australian Book Review
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Book Description Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1520648326535
Book Description Scribe Publications, Melbourne, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. [x], 468p. Original orange boards, gilt lettering to spine, 16 pages of black and white illustrations. One tiny dent to bottom of front board else a superb first printing in like dustwrapper. Griffin argues that Frank Hardy's research was fraudulent and motivated by ambition and political objectives. Seller Inventory # 19701H
Book Description Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1920769110