Author Talk 'Life So Full of Promise: Our WWI Lost Generation'

Next date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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2024 winner of The Age Book of the Year, acclaimed historian, biographer and speaker Ross McMullin presents the winning non fiction Life So Full of Promise.

His second multi-biography delves into Australia's lost generation of World War I, succeeding Farewell, Dear People, the winner of numerous accolades, including the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History.

Ross has again combined extensive research and narrative flair in Life So Full of Promise, which features another collection of inter-woven stories set in that defining era. 

The rich cast includes a potential prime minister whose outstanding leadership enabled a momentous Australian victory; a brilliant cricketer who remains unknown though his stunning feat has never been matched; an eminent newspaper editor who kept his community informed about the war while his sons were in the trenches; an energetic soldiers’ mother who became a Red Cross dynamo; the close sisters from Melbourne who found their lives transformed; an admired farmer whose unit was rushed to the rescue in the climax of the conflict; a popular doctor who was more fervently mourned than any other Australian casualty; the most versatile top-level sportsman Australia has ever known; and a bohemian Scandinavian blonde who disrupted one of Sydney’s best-known families.  





  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


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