Antony Beevor: History and Hubris [Melbourne]
Monday May 6, 2019 - 6:00 PM
188 Collins Street
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Glenda Judd & Linda D'Ornay
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About the Show
English historian Antony Beevor is credited with transforming the military history genre. He’s breathed new life into the popular understanding of World War II – holding cherished national myths up to harsh light and enthralling readers with his gift for storytelling.
For his troubles, he’s been knighted and he’s topped bestseller lists, but he’s also sometimes hit raw nerves at home and abroad. Beevor’s wildly successful 1998 book, Stalingrad, has brought him both the most praise and the most controversy. It’s currently banned in the Ukraine and heavily censored in Russia.
In his latest work of gripping military history, the inimitable Antony Beevor turns his attention to the battle sometimes known as ‘Hitler’s last victory’ – the notorious Battle of Arnhem in the eastern Netherlands. It’s a story of hubris, folly and bad luck – a disaster for the British and their allies – on a grand scale. In Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944, it’s a story told with rigour and flair.
Join the eminent and unflinching Beevor as he talks about book bans and battles, with host Michael Veitch.
Hill of Content will be our bookseller for this event.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.