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Fair Game : The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia - Steve Cannane

Fair Game

The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

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Published: 19th September 2016
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From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal. Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result.

Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.

About the Author

Steve Cannane is the Europe correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Previously he was a senior reporter and occasional presenter for Lateline, and co-host of The Drum. In 2006 he won a Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing. Steve's first book, First Tests was published in 2009.

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      This book just didn't flow for me. I was expecting some kind of build up to a conclusion but at the end of the day, it was a series of stories based on history and Steve's own experiences. I wasn't sure where it was going and at the end, it didn't get there. It is interesting to understand the history, the intimidation etc of this group and some of its celebrity recruits, but I'm not sure I learnt anything more than I already knew. A tad disappointing for me.

       
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        First, I loved the larger format, larger print of this book, it made reading for me so much easier. Fascinating reading and well written and researched.

         
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            This was a gift but I have been told it reads well,

             
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              Well researched and written account of Scientology in Aust.

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              ISBN: 9780733331329
              ISBN-10: 0733331327
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 384
              Published: 19th September 2016
              Publisher: ABC Books
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 23.4  x 2.9
              Weight (kg): 0.53