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America Looks to Australia: The Hidden Role of Richard Casey in the Creation of the Australia–America Alliance, 1940–1942 by James Prior Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017, 212 pages, $39.95 ______________________________________________ The Richard Casey that emerges from America Looks to Australia is a man comfortable on many strategic fronts. James Prior writes that Casey, Australia’s first ambassador to the United States, “was a superb salesperson of Australia in the United States and a tireless ‘networker’, but he was also capable of thinking strategically and mastering the technical detail of Australia’s military needs”. With apparently indomitable energy, Casey played the role of diplomat,…

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