Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781740971577
Released: August 2008
Out of print

J.A. Lyons — The Tame Tasmanian Appeasement and rearmament in Australia 1932–39

By David Bird

The Tame Tasmanian examines the neglected career of Australian prime minister Joseph Lyons and his quest for peace, set in the turbulent 1930s. But Lyons was not just a peacemaker — he also accepted the need for rearmament and presided over five such programs up until 1939, which is itself a striking tale of technical innovation and resource management. Although peace eluded him, Lyons left the nation well prepared for dangerous times.
This is a compelling account of one man's struggle for the security of his country.


Categories: Australian History, Biography, Politics, Tasmanian History

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