On 6 April, ANU History's Prof. Tom Griffiths launched a collection of essay’s published by the redoubtable Honest History coalition at Muse Bookshop, Kingston, Canberra. The 19 essays in David Stephens and Alison Broinowski’s Honest History Book (NewSouth), include work by Frank Bongiorno and Rebecca Jones. Central to the collection in the argument that while war has been important to Australia – mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood – we must separate myth from reality. To do that, as Tom insisted, the vital role of the historian is to challenge myths and recover complexity in experience. The book will also be launched on 12 April in Sydney and 20 April in Melbourne.