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- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.22
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 11.37
An Australian hero torn between family and country 'Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him.' That was the message trained on Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer', as debate about conscription raged in the middle of World War I. The problem was that Les Darcy didn't want to march at the fore of such a procession,... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 17.77
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 14.21
The number one bestselling biography of our greatest war heroine - over 84,000 copies sold in its first two formats. In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a na´ve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 14.21
An affectionate and hilarious tribute to the childhood of another era, from one of Australia's favourite authors A memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.91
Now in trade paperback, the must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer The No 1 bestselling author of Kokoda, Tobruk and Nancy Wake 'Undoubtedly the best aviation book I have ever read.' DICK SMITH SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST LOVED HEROES In an action-packed life, the indomitable... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.91
The number 1 non-fiction bestseller. More than 100,000 copies sold! 'What we have, we hold' MOTTO OF AUSTRALIA'S 2/17TH BATTALION In the tradition of his bestselling Kokoda, Peter FitzSimons, Australia's most beloved popular historian, focuses on one of the seminal moments in Australian history: the Battle of Tobruk in 1941, in which more than... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 24.88
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 11.37
With Magazine Wars, a new ABC drama series from the makers of Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, set to recreate Nene King's heyday presiding over WOMAN'S DAY in the race for ratings, Peter FitzSimon's biography of Nene takes us behind the scenes of Nene's triumphs - and tragedies. It's 1987. Big hair and shoulderpads rule. Flamboyant deputy editor... more...