The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins
He just wanted a decent book to read . . .
'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.'
First published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation. The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past.
'We believed in the existence of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price, and staked everything on it.' Sir Allen Lane, 1902-1970, founder of Penguin Books
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Review: The Lucky CountryUser Review - Michael O'Donnell - Goodreads
The writing is wonderful. A good read. If you are interested in Australian history and Australian politics and lived through the 60's this is a 5 star book. Can all of it be believed as truth? No ... Read full review
Review: The Lucky CountryUser Review - Henry - Goodreads
Much of Horne's analysis is still relevant today, and so I recommend that you read the preface to the latest edition (5th or 6th) where he enlightens the reader as to what has occurred since the time ... Read full review