THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC SINCE 1900 by C. Hartley Grattan

THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC SINCE 1900

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Announcing an addition to the History of the Modern World series. This is a companion volume to the author's previous book, The Southwest Pacific to 1900. The social, economic and political orientation of Australia, New Zealand, and the islands, as well as the history and strategic importance of explorations and installations in the Antarctic is spanned in a total of 800 pages with 11 maps. Grattan is a recognized authority on this area and covers with clarity the political structures and recent past of a little known (at least, little noticed) part of the world within the framework of the series' purpose: to present ""an interconnected view of the histories of the great modern powers, comprehensive and scholarly in content, yet lively in style"".

Publisher: University of Michigan