More than a soldier: Life stories from World War I
Acclaimed historian, biographer and speaker Ross McMullin presents his most recent publication Life So Full of Promise. This is his second multi-biography about Australia’s lost generation of World War I, and it features another collection of inter-woven stories set in that defining era.
Ross has again combined extensive research and narrative flair in this sequel to Farewell, Dear People, the winner of multiple awards including the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History.
The rich cast in Life So Full of Promise includes a potential Prime Minister whose outstanding leadership enabled a momentous Australian victory; a brilliant cricketer who remains unknown although 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.