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- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 24.22
Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history and history comes to life with Peter Fitzsimons. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust,... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.83
Australia's best-selling author's favourite wisecracks, tall tales and rib-ticklers. Two drunks were walking home along the railway tracks. The first drunk says, 'There's a hell of a lot of steps here.' The second drunk says, 'I'll tell you what's worse, this hand rail is low down.' Peter FitzSimons has collected the biggest, bestest, funniest,... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 17.29
History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons in the story of Australia's most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration: Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton. Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2012; US$ 24.22
Eureka: the unfinished revolution . . . history comes to life with Peter FitzSimons. In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 30.99
For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. In this bestselling book, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in his districtive gripping style. Conditions on the track were hellish: rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies... more...
- Transworld 2015; US$ 42.29
On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail... To this day, Turkey regards the victory as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2015; US$ 34.60
In the Trenches of Hell On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles in northern France. By the next day, there were over 5500 casualties, including nearly 2000 dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24... more...
- Transworld 2015; US$ 42.29
Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his Gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers? ploughs. Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy?s brushes with the... more...