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    DescriptionIt is time to reassess the work of Geoffrey Blainey, and consider his role in Australian history, politics and public life. Geoffrey Blainey has steered Australian history into the nation's conversation. No one would dispute that he is a courageous public intellectual, a writer of rare grace and a master storyteller. And he has indeed provoked a rare fuss, both public and professional, with some of his comments on Asian immigration and Aboriginal land rights. Blainey has challenged the academic history profession, not only with his ideas but also by his practice. A brilliant student, he looked set for Oxford but chose instead the austere west coast of Tasmania for his postgraduate research. For the next decade he earned a living with his pen. And instead of political history in the traditional academic mould, he wrote corporate histories that dispensed with footnotes. Always probing and speculative, Blainey has dislodged many of the keystones in our understandings of Australia's past. He was one of the first to write about the expansive social history of this land before 1788; he questioned whether Botany Bay was founded primarily as a convict colony; he argued that the Eureka uprising had economic rather than political causes; and he identified sport as a neglected key to the Australian character. His controversial views earned such newspaper headlines as 'Brave Man Set Upon by Thugs for Telling Truth'. In The Fuss That Never Ended a lively and distinguished assembly of fellow historiansandmdash;of various ages, interests and political stancesandmdash;take a fresh look at Blainey's remarkable and sometimes controversial career.


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    Title
    The Fuss That Never Ended
    Subtitle
    Essays on the Life and Work of Geoffrey Blainey
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Deborah Gare, Edited by Geoffrey Bolton, Edited by Stuart Macintyre, Edited by Tom Stannage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 221
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 312 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780522850345
    ISBN 10: 0522850340
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    Publisher
    Melbourne University Press
    Imprint name
    Melbourne University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Carlton