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Kokoda : Updated Edition - Peter FitzSimons

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Updated edition - with a new foreword by Peter FitzSimons.

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians.

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.

In a new chapter Peter FitzSimons looks at the importance and symbolism of Kokoda in our history, and what we can all learn from it personally.

About The Author

Peter FitzSimons is well known as a journalist, TV personality and author. Amongst his bestsellers are the biographies of Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, together with his amazingly successful biography of Nancy Wake.

He lives in Sydney and embarked on his own Kokoda trek in 2003.

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An amazing, personal read.

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  • Continually Relevant
  • Deeply Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Australian History
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    • How It Really Was
    • Older Readers
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    Comments about Kokoda:

    One of the best Kokoda histories written. Deeply personal, very graphic, and historically accurate, and very, very moving.

    Pity he does not get stuck into Blamey, McArthur and associated incompetents.

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    Fantastic book, a lifelong keepsake

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    from Gumma NSW

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    • Continually Relevant
    • Deeply Informative
    • Easy To Read Very Moving
    • Easy To Understand
    • Well Written

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    • All ages should read
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    Comments about Kokoda:

    Well packaged and only took a few days to be delivered and I live in a rural area of NSW.

    Totally happy with the services provided and the depth of the range of books etc

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    'an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller' [Sydney Morning Herald]'This reads like fiction, but it is all fact' [Lieutenant Allan 'Kanga' Moore, 39th Battalion]

    Peter FitzSimons

    Peter FitzSimons is one of Australia’s most prominent and successful media and publishing identities.

    His busy professional life involves writing weekly columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald newspapers, appearing on Foxtel's The Back Page television show and, when time permits, authoring best-selling books. A correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph as well, he is also in high demand as a guest speaker and presenter.

    For the past two decades, the much-traveled former Wallaby rugby international, who masters four languages, has interviewed some of the world's most famous figures, including former US President George Bush, Mother Theresa and football great Diego Maradona.

    Writing is his passion. He is the biographer of World Cup winning Wallaby captains Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, former Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, war heroine Nancy Wake, former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Waugh and magazine queen Nene King.

    In 2001 he was Australia's biggest selling non-fiction author with just under 250,000 sales. He duplicated that feat in 2004 with his book on Kokoda and had similar success in 2006 with his book on Tobruk.

    Born on a farm in NSW's Central Coast, Peter FitzSimons attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney before accepting an American Field Service Scholarship to live in Ohio for a year. He returned to complete an arts degree at Sydney University, majoring in government and political science.

    A second-rower, he won Wallaby selection in 1984, later moving to France and Italy where he played rugby for the next five years. On his return to Australia he again played for the Wallabies going on to play seven Test matches.

    He launched his journalistic career with the Sydney Morning Herald in 1989. Two years later he released two best-selling books, Basking in Beirut and Little Theories of Life and signed a contract with the Nine Network that resulted in him presenting current affairs and sports programs for the next four years. His association with Foxtel commenced in 1995 and continues to this day.

    Considered one of the ten most popular after-dinner speakers in Australia, Peter FitzSimons is married to Nine Network personality Lisa Wilkinson and they have three children.

    To read Peters’s revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru’s TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS…and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE

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    ISBN: 9780733619625
    ISBN-10: 0733619622
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 512
    Published: 1st April 2005
    Publisher: Hachette Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 3.9
    Weight (kg): 0.75
    Edition Number: 1