A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock

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UNSW Press, 2010 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 608 pages
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A biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W.K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock's work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the British government in 1954, his tracking of British mobilizations during World War II, and his founding of the Australian National University. Illuminating an extraordinary life and career, this examination celebrates the author of Australia.
 

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Contents

1 Out from Bairnsdale
1
2 Oxford and the wider world
44
3 Adelaide and Australia
80
4 Birmingham
122
5 The Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs
148
6 The Civil Histories
186
7 Appointments and disappointments
228
8 Shop front for the Commonwealth
259
10 Smuts and South Africa
322
11 Return of the native
374
Portrait of a marriage
421
13 Integrations and disintegration
457
14 Aura and afterlife
500
Notes
514
The work of WK Hancock
571
Index
594

9 Uganda
283

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