- Maestro John Monash: Australia's greatest citizen general
Maestro John Monash: Australia's greatest citizen general
Who was the most innovative general of the First World War? For Tim Fischer, the answer has to be Australia’s ‘Maestro’ General Sir John Monash, a man who, for all the recognition he received in his lifetime and after, has arguably not been given his proper due.
Fischer also asks why Monash, Australian Army Corps Commander, was never promoted to Field Marshal, postwar, as international precedent suggested was most appropriate, pointing the finger primarily at the Australian prime minister of the time, Billy Hughes, within a wider context of establishment suspicion towards this son of a German Jewish migrant.
Details: Biography/True Story, published 2014.
Format: Soft cover, 320 pages.
Dimensions: 23.4 cm (h) x 15.3 cm (w) x 1.5 cm (d) / 488 grams.