Geoffrey Gibson is an Australian writer living with the Wolf - his dog - in a kind of rural peace one hour out of Melbourne, the home of his football team, the Melbourne Storm. He has practised law as either a member of the Bar or a major international law firm. He has presided over at least one statutory tribunal for nearly thirty years and he has conducted arbitrations or mediations in Australia and the U S. He has published five books before on the theory and practice of the law, A Journalist's Companion to Australian Law (Melbourne University Press); The Arbitrator's Companion (Federation Press); Law for Directors (Federation Press); The Making of a Lawyer (What They Didn't Teach You at Law School) (Hardie Grant); and The Common Law - A History (Australian Scholarly Publishing)). He is now focussing on writing in general history, philosophy, and literature, fields that he was trained in and that he has pursued over very many Summer Schools at Cambridge, Harvard, and Oxford universities. His twelve eBooks so far published include five volumes of A History of the West - The Ancient West; The Medieval West; The West Awakes; Revolutions in the West; and Twentieth Century West; Confessions of a Babyboomer; Confessions of a Barrister; Parallel Trials, Socrates and Jesus; The English Difference, The Tablets of their Laws; The German Nexus, The Germans in English History; The Humility of Knowledge, Five Geniuses and God; and Windows on Shakespeare. The photo is not great, but at least the Wolf comes out OK.
Where to buy in print
Confessions of a Babyboomer
A snapshot of the boyhood of an Australian babyboomer highlighting the differences between his generation and that of his parents and that of his children.
Windows on Shakespeare
A handbook of the life and times of Shakspeare and each of the thirty-eight plays focussed on film and sound reproduction.
The German Nexus
Three essays on the impact of the Germans on England - Anglo-Saxons; Luther and Kant; the present royal House of Windsor.
The Twentieth Century West
A thematic review of the major characters and trends in the 20th century, the first of its kind, Volume 5 of A History of the West.
The Medieval West
A short thematic history of the Middle Ages for the general reader being Volume 2 of A History of the West.
An independent review step by step of the two most famous trials in history by a practising lawyer with no allegiance, the first ever.
Revolutions in the West
A history of the English, American, French and Russian revolutions, in comparison with each other, touching on human rights and what faces the Arab Spring. Volume 4 of A History of the West.
The West Awakes
A history of what are called the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Enlightenment for the general reader is volume 3 of A History of the West.
The Ancient West
A short history of ancient Greece and Rome is the first of a five history of the West for the general reader.
The English Difference?
A short history of the English Constitution for people who want to know why England is so different to Europe.
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