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              Batavia

              Batavia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $34.99
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              ISBN 9781864711349
              Published AU 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Kokoda: Teen edition

              Kokoda: Teen edition (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $12.74
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              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 new edition of his bestselling account of this seminal battle, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story spe...cially geared for high-school age readers. Conditions on the track were hellish - rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese. Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them. Prase for the original edition: 'an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller' The Sydney Morning Herald
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              ISBN 9780734417435
              Published AU 25 Oct 2016
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Gallipoli

              Gallipoli (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $24.99
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              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. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a def...ining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved- the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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              ISBN 9780143786351
              Published AU 14 Aug 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world
               

              James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world (Hardback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $49.99
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              The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real James Cook? This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, nav...igator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were incredible feats of seamanship and navigation. Leading a crew of men into uncharted territories, Cook would face the best and worst of humanity as he took himself and his crew to the edge of the known world - and beyond. With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings the real James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil, FitzSimons contrasts Cook against another figure who looms large in Australasian history: Joseph Banks, the aristocratic botanist. As they left England, Banks, a rich, famous playboy, was everything that Cook was not. The voyage tested Cook's character and would help define his legacy. Now, 240 years after James Cook's death, FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James was at heart. His strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes. James Cook reveals the man behind the myth.
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              ISBN 9780733641275
              Published AU 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Nancy Wake

              Nancy Wake (Paperback, Revised edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $24.99
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              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 naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that m...oment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.
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              ISBN 9780732295257
              Published AU 8 Nov 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Tobruk
                 

              Tobruk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $35.00
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              In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcement and supplies within eight weeks. eight months later, these heroic, gallant determined men were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort ...against the might of Rommel's Africa Corps.
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              ISBN 9780732286316
              Published AU 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              A Simpler Time
               

              A Simpler Time (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $24.99
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              An affectionate and hilarious tribute to the childhood of another era, from one of Australia's favourite authors.

              ISBN 9780732293086
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Rugby War
               

              The Rugby War (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $30.99
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              Tells the story of the revolution in world rugby that led to the game becoming fully professional. The author relates the battle for control of Rugby Union between Kerry Packer and Rupert Murdoch.

              ISBN 9780732278823
              Published AU 27 Aug 2003
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Peter FitzSimons' Great Australian Sports Champions
               

              Peter FitzSimons' Great Australian Sports Champions (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $36.99
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              Looks at the people who have shaped Australian sport, becoming our local heroes. From Allan Langer to Dawn Fraser, this is both an historical account, with a view to the future in the Australian sporting arena.

              ISBN 9780732285173
              Published AU 27 Sep 2006
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Ballad of Les Darcy
               

              The Ballad of Les Darcy (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him! That was the message Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer' was getting, as debate about conscription raged in the middle of World War I.

              ISBN 9780732289515
              Published AU 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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