St. Leonards NSW: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1997. First Edition. Cloth. Octavo (250 x 180 mm.), xx, 460 pp., ill., index, bibliography, cloth in pictorial dustjacket,maps on endpapers. Near fine in like dustjacket, ink ownership signature on ffep, minimal wear to top of dust jacket. Near fine / near fine. Item #717
Written by Peter Edwards, the Official Historian of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts, this is the sixth of nine volumes of 'The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975'. "'A nation at war' tells the story of Australia during this tumultuous decade. It shows how the initial support for the Vietnam commitment was eroded until a majority of the population came to think it was mistaken, if not immoral. The book traces the growth of the protest movement against the War and conscription, giving the most detailed account yet published of the three Moratorium protests in which tens of thousands of Australians demonstrated." (Dustjacket) It is based on official government records including those of the Cabinet, Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs and ASIO as well as organisational records and personal papers of those involved in the protests, and interviews with participants.