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A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W. K. Hancock
     

A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W. K. Hancock

by Jim Davidson
 

A biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W. K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock’s work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the British

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A biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W. K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock’s work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the British government in 1954, his tracking of British mobilizations during World War II, and his founding of the Australian National University. Illuminating an extraordinary life and career, this examination celebrates the author of Australia.  

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"If there were a Nobel Prize for History, Hancock would surely have won it."  —Stuart Macintyre, Ernest Scott Professor of History, the University of Melbourne

"One of the best accounts of the life of an Australian scholar."  —K. S. Inglis, author, Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742231266
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Davidson is a principal fellow at the Australian Center at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia Since 1870 and Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of Oiseau-Lyre.

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