Extreme and Dangerous: The Curious Case of Dr Ian Macdonald

By: Hutchison, Kate

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MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 196 pages. n 2007 Kate Hutchison read in her father's ASIO file that he was 'extreme' and 'dangerous'. These words did not describe the father she knew, an idealist, a life-long communist, a doctor in WW2 who never carried a revolver - but he was so dangerous that the Attorney General drafted a special regulation of the National Security Act 1939–1940 just for him. This book is the result of Kate's 13-year research to understand why her father was a problem for federal, military and para-military groups. Kate looks at the information that was covertly collected, how it was interpreted and how the army and government dealt with a citizen it deemed a serious threat. It is also an account of growing up in a middle-class, communist family in Australia.

Title: Extreme and Dangerous: The Curious Case of Dr Ian Macdonald

Author Name: Hutchison, Kate

Categories: Aust-History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2020

ISBN Number: 1925984850

ISBN Number 13: 9781925984859

Binding: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: ID311192

Keywords: ASIO Australian history Ian Macdonald,