ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Birmingham’s books include the cult memoir He Died with a Felafel in His HandLeviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney and the fiction series Weapons of Choice. He is the author of two Quarterly Essays, Appeasing Jakarta – Australia’s Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy and A Time for War – Australia as a Military Power. He is a regular contributor to the Monthly.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Like many of us, Birmingham loves our warriors, but is much less sure about our wars.

Hugh White

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