The Climate of Courage
The Climate of Courage is a 1954 novel by Australian writer Jon Cleary. It is set during World War II and involves a group of Australian soldiers who have returned from service in the Middle East. The novel falls into two parts: the soldiers on leave in Sydney, where they engage in various romantic entanglements and experience the famous submarine attack on Sydney, then taking part in a patrol during the New Guinea Campaign. The book was partly based on Cleary's own experiences of the war and was very popular, selling 28,000 copies in the UK during its first week of publication.
- "Our Tradition Of Mateship". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 26 June 1954. p. 10. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- "Rush for Novel". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 14 January 1954. p. 7. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- "Jap. Harbor Attack Created In Book". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 9 January 1954. p. 3. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- The novel was serialised in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1953 – List of Chapters
- The Climate of Courage at AustLit (subscription required)