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By Stuart Macintyre

during this landmark publication, Stuart Macintyre explains how a rustic traumatised via international conflict I, hammered by way of the melancholy and overstretched by way of global conflict II turned a filthy rich, profitable and becoming society by way of the Fifties. a unprecedented crew of people, significantly John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the rustic, making plans its reconstruction opposed to a history of wartime sacrifice and austerity. the opposite a part of this positive tale indicates Australia at the global level, looking to style a brand new international order that may carry peace and prosperity.

This publication indicates the Nineteen Forties to be a pivotal decade in Australia. on the peak of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key parts of the society we take with no consideration – paintings, welfare, well-being, schooling, immigration, housing – aren't the results of army endeavour yet coverage, making plans, politics and renowned resolve.

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