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Peter Edwards Peter Edwards i(A93290 works by) (a.k.a. P. G. Edwards; Peter Geoffrey Edwards)
Born: Established: 1945 ;
Gender: Male
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Peter Edwards is a graduate of the universities of Western Australia and Oxford and has published extensively in twentieth-century history. He has been a Rhodes scholar, Harkness fellow and a Harold White fellow.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship For a biography of Robert Marsden Hope.
2001 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the recording of Australia's military history as General Editor of The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975, and as principal author of the two volumes relating to strategy, diplomacy and home front issues.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Arthur Tange : Last of the Mandarins Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1243353 2006 single work biography

'The biography of the man who, for over twenty-five years, was arguably Australia's most significant public servant, serving every prime minister, Liberal and Labor, from Ben Chifley to Malcolm Fraser. Tange defined Australian foreign affairs and defence policy for over 25 years and this sheds new light on many of Australia's political crises including the downfall of John Gorton as PM, the fault line in Australian-US relationships during the Whitlam government and the deaths of the Balibo Five in East Timor. It also illuminates many of the triumphs and disasters of Australia's international relations, from the Bretton Woods conference and the Colombo Plan of the 1940s, through the ANZUS Treaty negotiations, the Petrov Affair and the Suez crisis in the 1950s, Australia's involvement in Indonesian confrontation and the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and the change from forward defence to the defence of Australia in the 1970s. By examining Tange's personal papers and Defence documents not released to the public at the time of writing, Peter Edwards reveals much that was hidden from view during political and diplomatic crises, including a nearly fatal rift in the alliance with the United States.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2006 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best History Book
2006 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
2007 shortlisted National Biography Award
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