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Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards is the award-winning author of several books on Australia’s defence and foreign policies, policy-making and policy-makers. He was Official Historian and general editor of the nine-volume Official History of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948–1975. His recent books include Australia and the Vietnam War (UNSW Press 2014) and the acclaimed biography of the influential public servant Sir Arthur Tange, Arthur Tange: Last of the Mandarins. He is a Member of the Order of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and a former trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Books from this author
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Law, Politics and Intelligence
March 2020
Robert Marsden Hope (1919–99), a NSW Supreme Court judge, shaped the structures, operations and doctrines of Australia's intelligence agencies more than any other individual.
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Australia and the Vietnam War
March 2014
Was Vietnam a case of Australia fighting 'other people's wars'? Were we really 'all the way' with the United States? How valid was the 'domino theory'? Did the Australian forces develop new tactical methods in earlier Southeast Asian conflicts, and just how successful were they against the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?