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Title: Kokoda Truths. "A Bastard of a Place: The Australians In Papua" by Peter Brune. [review]
Authors: Beecham, Rodney
Keywords: Book review
Papua New Guinea -- History
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Beecham, Rod 2004. Kokoda Truths. Review of "A Bastard of a Place: The Australians In Papua" by Peter Brune. 'Australian Book Review', No 260, April, 21.
Series/Report no.: No. 260
Abstract: Brune’s narrative is at its best when evoking the small details of battle, and makes good use of the many interviews he has conducted with veterans of the campaign. The book is handsomely presented, and the maps are excellent. At the same time, Brune is no Alistair Horne or Antony Beevor: in dealing with larger issues, he lacks the authority and polish of the great military historian. In the first part of the book, also, there is an annoying number of misprints and instances of awkward expression that should have received editorial attention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/755
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 260 - April, 2004

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