|Title: Honest History Book, The
Author: BROINOWSKI ALISON/ STEPHENS DAVID
Publication date: 01/04/2017
Imprint: NEW SOUTH WALES UNI PRESS
Publishing status: Active
In Australiaâ€™s rush to commemorate all
things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar
of Australiaâ€™s history and identity?
passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been
important to Australia â€“ mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of
nationhood â€“ we must question the stories we tell ourselves about our history.
We must separate myth from reality â€“ and to do that we need to reassess the
historical evidence surrounding military myths.
this lively collection, renowned writers including Paul Daley, Mark McKenna,
Peter Stanley, Carolyn Holbrook, Mark Dapin, Carmen Lawrence, Stuart Macintyre, Frank Bongiorno
and Larissa Behrendt explore not only the militarisation of our history but the
alternative narratives swamped under the khaki-wash â€“ Indigenous history,
frontier conflict, multiculturalism, the myth of egalitarianism, economics and