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Australia's Second Chance: What Our History Tells Us About Our Future

George Megalogenis

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Penguin
17 July 2017
History; Australasian & Pacific history; Economic history
Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second.

For the best part of the nineteenth century, Australia was the world's richest country, a pioneer for democracy and a magnet for migrants. Yet our last big boom was followed by a fifty-year bust as we lost our luck, our riches and our nerve, and shut our doors on the world. Now we're back on top, in the position where history tells us we made our biggest mistakes. Can we learn from our past and cement our place as one of the world's great nations?

Our country's most insightful big-picture commentator, George Megalogenis crunches the numbers and weaves our history into a riveting argument, brilliantly chronicling our dialogue with the world and bringing welcome insight into the urgent question of who we are, and what we can become.
By:   George Megalogenis
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   266g
ISBN:   9780143783640
ISBN 10:   0143783645
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   17 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Quarterly Essay 40- Trivial Pursuit - Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and Quarterly Essay 61- Balancing Act - Australia Between Recession and Renewal.

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