Published by Oxford University Press in 1995, 282 pages. Paperback (S6418YWSO)
Signed and dated by the author on the title page, with an inscription reading 'For Judy, with love and best wishes, A.S Thomson 16.9.96'
From the rear side cover: In this book the author explores the creation of a legend that remains integral to the Australian sense of nationhood and national character. Drawing upon the life stories of Austrialian veterans of the First World War, he explores the complex histories of their enlistment, life in the trenches, digger culture behind the lines, repatriation, and their unique status as elderley Anzacs. The personal nature of the Anzac experience is highlighted in the profiles of three diggers - which reveal the mixed blessing of 'living with the legend'.
Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound