The Sentimental Nation
The Making of the Australian Commonwealth
by John Hirst
Oxford University Press, 2000 [First Edition], b/w illustrations and b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0195506200
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear otherwise as new
'This comprehensive history of the attainment of Federation in Australia is a major contribution to the centenary in 2001. The Sentimental Nation is written by one of Australia's leading historians. John Hirst is superbly equipped to communicate the dramas and intricacies of our national history in lucid, entertaining, and sophisticated ways. One of Australia's most cogent historians and commentators, he has an enviable ability to make Australian history more enticing to non-specialist readers.'