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No Turning Back: A Memoir (review)

No Turning Back: A Memoir (review) the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) No Turning Back: A Memoir, by E T W Fulton, edited by Elizabeth Fulton Thurston. Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2005. isbn 1-74076-141-3; xxi + 314 pages, maps, photographs, acronyms and abbreviations and glossary, notes, index. a$31.78. No Turning Back: A Memoir is divided into four parts--tracing Ted Fulton's life from growing up in Sydney, through his prewar days in the Pacific, to his time as a soldier during World War II, and then back to New Britain. Nonetheless, the majority of the narrative relates to his time in what is modern-day Papua New Guinea. The memoir provides insight into the motivation behind a move to the region and the way in which it transformed his life and the lives of those around him. It touches on a selection of preand postwar existences available to these Australians and how they were able to use their experience during the war. Through these interactions, Fulton provides a view of the local people and the environment at peace, during the war and in its aftermath. There is a frankness about the tenor of the memoir. Fulton's writing style is well described by the editor, his daughter, as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

No Turning Back: A Memoir (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) No Turning Back: A Memoir, by E T W Fulton, edited by Elizabeth Fulton Thurston. Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2005. isbn 1-74076-141-3; xxi + 314 pages, maps, photographs, acronyms and abbreviations and glossary, notes, index. a$31.78. No Turning Back: A Memoir is divided into four parts--tracing Ted Fulton's life from growing up in Sydney, through his prewar days in the Pacific, to his time as a soldier during World War II, and then back to New Britain. Nonetheless, the majority of the narrative relates to his time in what is modern-day Papua New Guinea. The memoir provides insight into the motivation behind a move to the region and the way in which it transformed his life and the lives of those around him. It touches on a selection of preand postwar existences available to these Australians and how they were able to use their experience during the war. Through these interactions, Fulton provides a view of the local people and the environment at peace, during the war and in its aftermath. There is a frankness about the tenor of the memoir. Fulton's writing style is well described by the editor, his daughter, as

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Published: Aug 13, 2007

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