Ned Kelly: A Short Life

Ned Kelly A Short Life Ned Kelly A Short Life is a modern classic the definitive biography of this iconic Australian It is the result of a lifetime s research and scholarship by Ian Jones and effortlessly combines mastery

  • Title: Ned Kelly: A Short Life
  • Author: Ian Jones
  • ISBN: 9780733623431
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ned Kelly A Short Life is a modern classic the definitive biography of this iconic Australian It is the result of a lifetime s research and scholarship by Ian Jones, and effortlessly combines mastery of detail with colourful narrative that takes the reader right into the heart of Kelly country and the heat of the action.

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    • Ian Jones is supposed to be the master of Ned Kelly history, having researched him for over 50 years. This is his last word on the subject, and hence must be seen as the definite biography. Peter Carey it would seem drew closely on this book for his True History of the Kelly Gang, although he made up a different lover for Ned.Anyway, it's good reading, although rather depressing as the well-known ending draws near. There is a relatively cheery post-mortem, a Royal Commission into the police hand [...]


    • I loved this book! It is definitely pro Ned (as someone else pointed out in their review) but to be honest that's what I was expecting. Most Australians know the general story of Ned Kelly but if you want to know more then this is the book to read. Maybe not everyone will agree with what's written. Perhaps the way the police and others are portrayed will not sit well with some and others may think Ned was portrayed too positively, but for meI loved the full story of Ned Kelly that Ian Jones tell [...]


    • A fanciful book written about a man who seems to be Jones's hero. No evidence of any republic plans by Ned, only talked about by others later. An attempt to make Ned Kelly a demigod. So much in here that comes from people who weren't there at the time. I struggled.




    • Fantastic biography of Ned Kelly! I only read the chapters relating to parts of his life that I was interested in after finishing the True History of the Kelly Gang, as this book was directly mentioned in the acknowledgements as a key resource for Carey while writing.


    • Too pro Ned. Police portrayed as incompetent, power-crazy control freaks. Neds violence is always justified.




    • It is difficult to rate this book. If looking for an easy reading story on bushrangers it would be difficult to complete. However as a text book it is first class with incredible detail.


    • A definitive look at Ned's life, legend and everything that shaped his destiny to be a revered/ reveilled figure in Australian history.



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