This is the eightth of the 1950s and the fourteenth book overall to be released in a series of 30 about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939 to 1968. They describe happenings that affected people, real people. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten. The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover a heritage otherwise forgotten. Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.In 1957, Britains Red Dean said Chinese Reds were OK. America avoided balance-of-payments problems by sending entertainers here. Sydneys Opera House will use lotteries to raise funds. The Russians launched Sputnik and a dog got a free ride. A bodkin crisis shook the nation.
Ron Williams is a retired teacher, mathematician, computer-man, political scientist, farmer and writer. He has a BA from Sydney, and a Masters in Social Work and a PhD in Political Science from Hawaii. He currently lives in Wickham in Newcastle, NSW.
* These birthday books sell every day of the year * Long back-list * Unique, delightful birthday gift for the hard-to-buy-for * Written by an Australian for Australians *A series of 30 books covering life in Australia in each year 1939-1968 * A birthday book is better than a birthday card * Informative, entertaining, charming conversation starter