Author(s): Mark Dapin
Acclaimed journalist, novelist and military historian Mark Dapin tells the personal, often extraordinary stories of Australia's Jewish servicemen and women. Over 7000 Jews from Australia - and overseas - have fought in the nation's military conflicts. Sir John Monash may be the best known, but Dapin also explores the lives of many other remarkable characters from diverse backgrounds, and reflects on their valour, patriotism, mateship and sacrifice.
Mark Dapin's most recent book of militaryhistory, The Nashos' War: Australian nationalservicemen and Vietnam, won the People's ChoiceAward at the Nib Waverley Library Awards, andwas shortlisted for the NSW Premier's LiteraryAward for non-fiction. His novel, Spirit House,about Jewish prisoners on the Burma Railway, waslonglisted for the Miles Franklin Award.