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Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War Book Review Summary

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This is a biography of Australia's greatest military commander. He changed the way wars were fought and won, using innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War. On the home front he was the classic outsider, from a German Jewish background, who rose to greatness despite the racism and prejudice of the time, and being a part-time Colonial soldier in an Imperial British army. This story draws on Monash's letters and diaries. It brings together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, Renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and why in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity.
The review of this Book prepared by Janet Gratton








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Plot & Themes

War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   Led as soldier War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+ Which war?    -   World War I

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   Australian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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