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- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.88
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... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 29.89
Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history.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, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.66
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.07
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$ 17.07
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$ 23.91
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$ 23.91
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$ 29.89
Eureka Stockade - the unfinished revolution . . . 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 is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 13.66
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...