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James Griffin argues that John Wren was not Australia's Al Capone as portrayed in Frank Hardy's novel Power Without Glory, but the victim of Australia's culture wars. Griffin contends that Frank Hardy's research was flawed and 'fuelled by political objectives and personal ambition.'

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    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2004 .
      Extent: ix, 468p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1920769110

Works about this Work

A Legend Rehashed Paul Adams , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 178 2005; (p. 80-81)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography
Jim Griffin Looks Again at John Wren 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Tain , April-May no. 30 2004; (p. 19)
John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Papers , Autumn vol. 16 no. 2 2004; (p. 48-53)
Discusses his biography of John Wren and the portrayal of Wren in Frank Hardy's novel.
On Record James Griffin , 2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Eureka Street , September vol. 14 no. 7 2004; (p. 4)
The Little Man Peter Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 48 no. 7-8 2004; (p. 78-81)
Ryan claims that James Griffin's John Wren : A Life Reconsidered exposes Frank Hardy's Power Without Glory as 'hoax perpetrated on the entire Australian reading public' on a grander scale than that of Ern Malley.
Power, Glory and Myth Jenny Hocking , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography
Wren Again Ross Fitzgerald , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 March vol. 122 no. 6413 2004; (p. 79)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography
Wren Reconsidered is Still No Saint Gerard Walsh , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 March 2004; (p. 3a)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography
Off the Shelf Diane Carlyle , Nick Walker , David Dunstan , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 March 2004; (p. 35)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography ; Australian Children's Books : A Bibliography : Volume Three 1989-2000 2004 single work bibliography
Not Such a Bad Bloke Robert Murray , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 April 2004; (p. 10-11)

— Review of John Wren : A Life Reconsidered James Griffin , 2004 single work biography
A Gangster Redeemed David Humphries , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2004; (p. 6-7)
A Second Take on a Showman and Colourful Racing Identity Jack Waterford , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 March 2004; (p. 15)
Jack Waterford proposes that Frank Hardy's portrayal of John Wren in the book Power Without Glory was not entirely accurate.
John Wren : Weighing the Evidence Rowan Callick , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 6 March 2004; (p. 37)
The Little Man Peter Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 48 no. 7-8 2004; (p. 78-81)
Ryan claims that James Griffin's John Wren : A Life Reconsidered exposes Frank Hardy's Power Without Glory as 'hoax perpetrated on the entire Australian reading public' on a grander scale than that of Ern Malley.
On Record James Griffin , 2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Eureka Street , September vol. 14 no. 7 2004; (p. 4)
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