The Blood Vote
by Jack Lindsay
University of Queensland Press, 1985, [First Edition], ISBN 0702218383, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, ex-library with sticker residue to back end papers, and tape residue to covers, age toned pages, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“This powerful novel brings to life one of Australia’s most dramatic political conflicts. The time is 1917, when the country was faced with another stormy referendum on the conscription issue. The place is Brisbane, a centre for political activists and idealists.
Tom Grant, a troubled young man from an unhappy family, is repelled by the war and fascinated by the arguments and social upheavals around him. Stirred by the speech of a soapbox orator, he is soon caught up in the radicals’ struggles and desperate schemes.”