The patrician and the bloke: Geoffrey Serle and the making of Australian history
Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
In the era following WWII, Alan Geoffrey Serle (1922-1998) came to stand in the forefront of historians of Australia. As a teacher and writer, and later as general editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Serle helped nurture a distinctive Australian voice. This book examines the play of forces that shaped Serle's Australian sensibility and presents a portrait of a man who found in regional history a key to national understanding.
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