Item description for John Wren: A Life Reconsidered by James Griffin...
This revisionist biography of Australian entrepreneur John Wren, who was made infamous by Frank Hardy's influential novel Power Without Glory, reexamines the historical evidence that wrongly vilified John Wren and made him the scapegoat of Australia's culture wars. Bydemonstrating Frank Hardy's earlier researchto be fraudulent and motivated by personal agendas, Wren is revealed to be a generous benefactor to his class and family whose working class origins and illegal gambling pursuits barred his ascension to a position of high societal regard---a position he did not actively pursue.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 5.56" Height: 1.46" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
ISBN 192076948X ISBN13 9781920769482
Availability 0 units.
More About James Griffin
About the Author: James Griffin is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Wittgenstein's Moral Atomism and Well-Being (OUP 1986).