Ian Tyrrell is Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the author of The Absent Marx: Class Analysis and Liberal History in Twentieth Century America (1986), and Woman's World/Woman's Empire: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in International Perspective (1991).
"Wealth or happiness--that is the subject of this surprising and timely book, a meticulously rsearched compendium of 70 years that linked the history of the sun-drenched state of California with the sun-burned country of Australia. . . . The lessons detailed in this true-life Victorian cautionary tale must be read by every environmentalist, sociologist or globocrat who thinks they have the solution tot he environmental or the economic problems of the world."--"Endeavour