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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon
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'Russell Braddon - Burma Railway survivor and prolific man of letters - has left a remarkable legacy: a prisoner-of-war memoir The Naked Island selling two million copies and still in print sixty years later; a total of twenty-nine books including the acclaimed novel The Proud American Boy and biographies of Joan Sutherland, Nancy Wake, and Leonard Cheshire; a series of television documentaries notably the 1988 Australian Bicentenary series Images of Australia; thirty years as a prominent radio broadcaster; and twenty-five years as chairman of the Society of Australian Writers London. In an eventful life 1921-1995, he also developed a telepathy act that topped the bill at the London Palladium, wrote commentaries and features for major newspapers, and led a political action group opposed to Britain's Common Market entry. This biography investigates those many challenges and achievements - and, for the first time, assesses Russell Braddon's contribution to society. (Publisher's website) '

Notes

  • National launch by Jack Waterford at Manning Clark House, Forrest, Australian Capital Territory, 27 September 2011.
  • Foreword by Dame Joan Sutherland (vii)

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Works about this Work

From Changi to the Tower of London John Ellison Davies , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 338 2012; (p. 58)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
Luck's a Fortune for Ex-POW Michael McKernan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
Luck's a Fortune for Ex-POW Michael McKernan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
From Changi to the Tower of London John Ellison Davies , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 338 2012; (p. 58)

— Review of Proud Australian Boy : A Biography of Russell Braddon Nigel Starck , 2011 single work biography
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