The much-anticipated second instalment of Geoffrey Blainey's history of Australia's people - his most ambitious work to date - that completes Australia's story from the Gold Rush to the present day.
Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. He has written forty books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, A Shorter History of Australia, Black Kettle and Full Moon, and the bestselling A Short History of the World. In 2000 Professor Blainey was the recipient of Australia's highest honour, Companion in the Order of Australia (AC). He is listed by the National Trust as a 'Living Treasure'.