Red Professor

Red Professor

by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/04/2016

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Fred Rose's life takes us through rip-roaring tales from Australia's northern frontier to enthralling intellectual tussles over kinship systems and political dramas as he runs rings around his Petrov inquisitors. More than any other injustice, the abuse of Aborigines leads him into the Communist Party in 1942. His move to academic life in what he insisted on calling the German Democratic Republic made him a dissident against anthropological orthodoxies in the Soviet Bloc as he had been in Australia. Those final three decades also see his informing on his children to his Stasi handlers. Out of relentless research, Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt present an engrossing portrait of the short twentieth century from Rose's birth during the Great War to his death in Berlin shortly after the Wall comes down. The result is unputdownable for its sweep of events while causing us to reflect on how someone can be heroic and horrendous, appalling and admirable.

ISBN:
9781743051351
9781743051351
Category:
Political leaders & leadership
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-04-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wakefield Press
Peter Monteath

Peter Monteath (born 1961) is Lecturer in Modern European History at Flinders University of South Australia. Professor Monteath's research interests are in modern European and Australian history.

He has a particular interest in prisoners of war, internment, and the German presence in Australia and has written extensively on these subjects.

With Jean Fornasiero and John West-Soob, Monteath co-authored Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (Wakefield Press, 2004) which won the 2004 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize.

Monteath co-authored with Valerie Munt Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (Wakefield Press, 2015) which was shortlisted for the 2016 Prize for Australian History.

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