RED

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Author: MOLINE STEPHEN 
Price: $39.95
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ISBN: 9781925588521
Binding: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishin
Pub Date: //
Category: AUST HISTORY
Subject: NEW NON-FICTION
   
RED tracks the lives of two families of Australian political idealists, their motives, expectations and gradual disillusionment.These twentieth-century radicals and their friends, many of them communist, were journalists, artists, feminists, architects, politicians, teachers and scholars.They were watched by idealists of another sortthe government spies Robert Wake and Michael Bialoguski.

Among the books many remarkable characters is Bill Wood, Rhodes scholar, who visited Moscow in 1934 as a witty sceptic, but soon became committed to a communist party he found impossible to leave.

We also meet the early feminist and World Peace advocate Madeline Wood, and the satirical artist Adrienne Parkes who dismissed marriage as the most odious of monopolies. Adriennes companion Paul Moline was obliged to adopt his own children, who were later among hundreds the army planned to intern on an island in Bass Strait.

RED draws on ASIO files, contemporary newspapers, interviews and the prolific letters and journalism of those who figure in the book.

Stephen Moline grew up among these radicals. He kept a notebook.




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