Black dog books' award-winning history series The Drum uses first-person accounts and non-fiction to bring history roaring to life.
The Vietnam War was like no other the Australians and New Zealanders had fought. There was no front-line, no safe zone, no glory. In the jungles the Vietcong seemed to be everywhere, and nowhere — and winning.
To find the Vietcong, a country was torn apart. In questioning why they were there, Australia and New Zealand almost tore themselves apart.
About the Author
In 2006 Leon Davidson's first book, Scarecrow Army: the Anzacs at Gallipoli, won the Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award, the New Zealand Post Book Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Elsie Locke Award. Red Haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam, his second book, was published the same year to strong reviews.
Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, he spent ten years overseas, mostly in Melbourne, working as a dishwasher, chicken slaughterer, furniture maker and a waste management consultant.
He now lives in Wellington, NZ, where he is studying to be a primary school teacher and continuing to write.
Series: Drum Ser.
For Ages: 10+ years old
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 1st February 2006
Dimensions (cm): 21.000 x 14.000 x 1.200
Weight (kg): 0.201