Night Thoughts in Time of War by Bob Ellis
From George Bush's victory speech on the Abraham Lincoln in May 2003 to America's humbling in May 2004, Bob Ellis watched by night the carnage in Baghdad, Fallujah, Gaza and Tel Aviv and, as a political backroomer, the differing fates of Crean, Carr, Kerry, Blair, Bush, Beazley, Bin Laden, Latham, Arafat and Sharon and the Bakhtiyari family's quest for liberty in Howard's Australia.
From this daunting tapestry of human sorrow and strutting hubris Ellis has contrived a sweet, sharp, melancholy meditation, laced with his characteristic watchful humour, that should long outlast the present neo-Biblical chaos and the fools and rogues who continue to brutalise and smash a world still, on the whole, worth saving.
Format: Paperback | 342 pages
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.200 x 2.700 | 462g
Publication Date: Aug 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication City/Country: Camberwell, Australia
Illustrations note: none
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and scratching, but no holes or tears. The insides of the front and back covers have both discoloured considerably, due to age. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.