Fleeting Attraction: A Social History of American Servicemen in Western Australia During the Second World War

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University of Western Australia Press, 1996 - History - 296 pages
Arriving in Early 1942, American servicemen were greeted by Western Australians as handsome heroes from a Hollywood dream-world, offering protection from invasion as the Japanese bombed the state's northern outposts. Over the next three years some thousands of naval personnel in Perth, Fremantle, Albany and Geraldton continued to have an impact that was both more intense and more welcome than it was in other parts of Australia. Yet is was also fleeting. As they established themselves, the affluence that allowed spectacular generostiy also promoted a somewhat insular self-sufficiency.

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Contents

Unwitting Preparation
39
ri A Pervasive Presence
88
Girl Questions
142
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Romance author Lisa Jackson grew up in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and started working in the banking/investment industry. In the early 1980s, she stopped working in order to become a stay-at-home mom and started writing romance novels at the suggestion of her sister and fellow romance author Nancy Bush. She published her first novel, A Twist of Fate, in 1983. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists. In April 2011 Lisa Jackson's title Devious hit the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list and in Aug 2012 her title You Don't Want to Know made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2014 she continued this trend with her book, Close to Home.

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