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Antony Beevor: History and Hubris

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English historian Antony Beevor is credited with transforming the military history genre. He’s breathed new life into the popular understanding of World War II – holding cherished national myths up to harsh light and enthralling readers with his gift for storytelling.

For his troubles, he’s been knighted and he’s topped bestseller lists, but he’s also sometimes hit raw nerves at home and abroad. Beevor’s wildly successful 1998 book, Stalingrad, has brought him both the most praise and the most controversy. It’s currently banned in the Ukraine and heavily censored in Russia.  

In his latest work of gripping military history, the inimitable Antony Beevor turns his attention to the battle sometimes known as ‘Hitler’s last victory’ – the notorious Battle of Arnhem in the eastern Netherlands. It’s a story of hubris, folly and bad luck – a disaster for the British and their allies – on a grand scale. In Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944, it’s a story told with rigour and flair.

Join the eminent and unflinching Beevor as he talks about book bans and battles, with host Michael Veitch.

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This event will be Auslan interpreted.

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Antony Beevor

Celebrated British military historian Antony Beevor has published books in thirty-four foreign languages and sold more than 8 million copies. His bestselling Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. Among the many prestigious posts he hol... Read more

Michael Veitch

Michael Veitch is the author of three plays, Flak, Mystery in the Air and Hell Ship which have toured extensively across Australia. His ninth work, Turning Point, the story of the 1942 Battle of Milne Bay, will be released by Hachette Australia in August 2019.  In addition to numerous televis... Read more

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Athenaeum Theatre

188 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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