Fear Drive My Feet : Text Classics - Peter Ryan

Fear Drive My Feet

By: Peter Ryan, Peter Pierce (Introduction by)

Paperback | 24 June 2015 | Edition Number 1

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Fear Drive My Feet is Peter Ryan's enduring account of his time patrolling isolated regions of New Guinea during World War II.

Far from his fellow Australians and with Japanese forces closing in around him, the eighteen-year-old Ryan endures the hardships of the jungle, overcoming loneliness, fatigue and fear with quiet courage. He finds beauty in the rugged mountain landscapes of New Guinea, and admires the charm and resourcefulness of its people.

Rarely out of print in the past four decades, Fear Drive My Feet is a classic memoir of the war in the Pacific, a major work of Australian war literature. For the work he describes in this book, Peter Ryan was awarded the Military Medal and mentioned in dispatches.

About the Author

Peter Ryan has been a newspaper columnist, the director of Melbourne University Press and an officer of the Victorian Supreme Court. He was an intelligence operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea in World War II. He lives in Melbourne.
Industry Reviews

`Outstanding.'

-- Peter Pierce
`A moving account of a young man's lonely heroism.' -- Edward 'Weary' Dunlop

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