|Plot Summary of Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War|
|"This is a biography of Australia's greatest military commander. He changed the way wars were fought and won, using innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War. On the home front he was the classic outsider, from a German Jewish background, who rose to greatness despite the racism and prejudice of the time, and being a part-time Colonial soldier in an Imperial British army. This story draws on Monash's letters and diaries. It brings together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, Renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and why in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity."
Janet Gratton, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- Led as soldier
Period of greatest activity?
- World War I
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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