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Born in 1939? : What Else Happened? - Ron Williams

Born in 1939?

What Else Happened?

Paperback Published: 19th October 2018
ISBN: 9780648324416
Number Of Pages: 160

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This is the first year covered and the 20th book overall to be released in a series of 31 about life in Australia - one for each year from 1939 to 1969. They describe happenings that affected people, real people. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten.

The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover a heritage otherwise forgotten. Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered. In 1939, Hitler was the man to watch. He bullied Europe, he took over a few countries, and bamboozled the Brits. By the end of the year, most of Europe ganged up on him, and a phony war had millions of men idling in trenches eating their Christmas turkeys.

Back home in Oz, the drunkometer was breathlessly awaited, pigeon pies were on the nose, our military canteens were sometimes wet and sometimes dry. Nasho for young men was back, Sinatra led his bobby-soxers, while girls of all ages swooned for crooner Bing.

Book Features:

  • Nothing like this in the market for people who turn 80 in 2019.
  • Sell year round.
  • Long back-list.
  • Unique, delightful birthday gift for the hard-to-buy-for.
  • Written by an Australian for Australians.
  • A series of 31 books covering life in Australia in each year 1939-1969.
  • A birthday book is better than a birthday card.
  • Informative, entertaining, charming conversation starter.

About the Author

Ron Williams is a retired teacher, mathematician, computer-man, political scientist, farmer and writer. He has a BA from Sydney, and a Masters in Social Work and a PhD in Political Science from Hawaii. He currently lives in Wickham in Newcastle, NSW.

JANUARY: BRITAIN PLANNING FOR WAR
AUSTRALIA STARTING TO DITHER
FEBRUARY: BBC UNDER ATTACK
PM LYONS UNDER ATTACK
MARCH: GERMANY TAKES CZECH RUMP
TV IN 10 YEARS FOR OZ
APRIL: BRITAIN TRIES MORE TREATIES
MR LYONS DIES IN SYDNEY
MAY: IS POLAND NEXT?
THE DRUNKOMETER IS COMING
JUNE: JEWISH PROBLEMS FOR THE WORLD
WILL WE EVACUATE THE CHILDREN?
JULY: THE CHANGING MAP OF EUROPE
AUSTRALIA UNEASY IN ASIA
AUGUST: HITLER - RUSSIA PACT: OH NO!
NO MORE PIGEON PIES
SEPTEMBER: AT LAST - POLAND INVADED
INTERNS ENEMY ALIENS
OCTOBER: POLAND CARVED UP
ARMY IN FLUX
NOVEMBER: PHONEY WAR STARTS
CANTEENS: WET OR DRY?
DECEMBER: FINLAND UNDER ATTACK
THE MOOD IN AUSTRALIA

ISBN: 9780648324416
ISBN-10: 0648324419
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 19th October 2018
Publisher: Boom Books
Country of Publication: AU

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