- May 6, 2020
- United States
I don't normally focus on Women's history but I'm finding this book utterly captivating.
If someone were looking for a history of Australia, covering the period of settlement by Europeans up until the present, do you have any books you would recommend?The Australian Dream: Blood, History, and Becoming (3/5)
Like Australia Day, this was written by Stan Grant. Like Australia Day, it uses a poetic/waffling style (whether it's poetic or not depends on your tastes I guess). Like Australia Day, it explores indigenous identity in Australia. Unlike Australia Day, it doesn't do as nearly good a job.
TBH, I think part of this work ended up in AD - like, this is a quarterly essay, while AD is a full-fledged piece of non-fiction. I didn't check the publication dates, so I don't know for sure, but whatever the case, whatever the essay does, AD did better.
Not in particular. I mean, I'm reasonably aware of Australian history (I mean, I should be, I live in the damn country), but it's never been of that much interest to me - least compared to other countries' histories.If someone were looking for a history of Australia, covering the period of settlement by Europeans up until the present, do you have any books you would recommend?
That sounds right up my alley. I love the quirks of history. I was aware of the Rum Rebellion. William Bligh could never catch a break.One I could reccomnend is Girt by David Hunt. It's not in-depth, but it's an entertaining read - goes into the 'quirks' of Australian history (e.g. the Rum Rebellion - yes, that's a thing).
I read that when I was a teenager.Moby Dick.
I've been reading this on-again-off-again for the better part of two years now. And I detest this book. But I have to finish it since I started it.
Just get to the part where everyone dies.