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              Kokoda: Teen edition

              Kokoda: Teen edition (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $19.99
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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 NZ 25 Oct 2016
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Nancy Wake: The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy

              Nancy Wake: The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy (Paperback, Revised edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

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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 NZ 8 Nov 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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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 NZ 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kokoda: 75th Anniversary Edition

              Kokoda: 75th Anniversary Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

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              For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II. This is an authoritative account of one of the most famous battles in military history.

              ISBN 9780733619625
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
              Publisher Hachette
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              Mutiny on the Bounty: A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

              Mutiny on the Bounty: A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

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              A saga of survival, sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny --Cover.

              ISBN 9780733641237
              Published NZ 30 Oct 2018
              Publisher Hachette
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              Batavia

              Batavia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

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              ISBN 9781864711349
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux
               

              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Johnson, Ben

              • RRP: $54.99
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              On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the Australians who are called on to save the day, the town, and the entire battle. It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the on...e hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace with Germany - means that no fewer than one million of the Kaiser's soldiers can now be transferred from there to the Western Front. On the other, now that America has entered the war, it means that two million American soldiers are also on their way, to tip the scales of war to the Allies. The Germans, realising that their only hope is striking at the Allied lines first, do exactly that, and on the morning of 21 March 1918, the Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser's battle, is launched - the biggest set-piece battle the world has ever seen.
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              ISBN 9781489366382
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Tobruk
               

              Tobruk (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              No. 1 non-fiction bestseller. A definitive account of a remarkable chapter in Australia's history. 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 8 weeks ...Eight months l...ater these heroic, gallant, determined 'Rats of Tobruk' were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never before defeated Afrika Corps. Like Gallipoli and Kokoda, the siege of Tobruk is an iconic battle in Australia's military history. Under ceaseless attack from Rommel's men, the Australian defence held strong. In Tobruk, Peter FitzSimons relates the personal histories and stories not only of the men who defended the garrison against the German onslaught but of the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, and the powers back in both Berlin and Britain. A thorough, highly readable, distillation of the overlooked Battle of Tobruk. - The Age. FitzSimons presents the human face of those involved in the long, drawn out defence of Tobruk. An interesting and informative read. - aussiereviews.com. Gripping stuff - Sydney Morning Herald. Tobruk comes to life in true FitzSimons style, evoking feelings and emotions of that time as well as the facts. - Brisbane News. Tobruk's strength lies with FitzSimons' cinematic storytelling, with his constant changing lenses from wide-angle to zoom ...With such writing, FitzSimons brings a page-turning, novel-like feel to the reading ... - Adelaide Advertiser
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              ISBN 9781741637052
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2007
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Seriously...You Have to Laugh: Great yarns and tall tales from the sporting fields, dressing rooms and commentary boxes of Australia

              Seriously...You Have to Laugh: Great yarns and tall tales from the sporting fields, dressing rooms and commentary boxes of Australia (Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $22.99
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              All those great and not so great sporting moments that have made us chuckle, roll and roar with laughter - told in Peter FitzSimons' inimitable style.

              ISBN 9781760631017
              Published NZ 25 Oct 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Seriously ... You Have to Laugh: Great Yarns and tall tales from the sporting fields, dressing rooms and commentary boxes of Australia
               

              Seriously ... You Have to Laugh: Great Yarns and tall tales from the sporting fields, dressing rooms and commentary boxes of Australia (Audio disc / Other, Simultaneous Release)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Tredinnick, David; Producer Hobson, Andrew

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              Bestselling author Peter FitzSimons celebrates the tall tales and true, the yarns and the knock about humour from the sporting fields, dressing rooms, bars and commentary boxes of Australia. From the clever sledges behind the bales and the goalposts to the quick wit of lounge roo...m commentators and ever so slightly exaggerated tales of holes in one and other great sporting feats, comes a collection of stories that will make you chuckle, crack up, roll your eyes, and say, 'seriously ...you have to laugh'!
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              ISBN 9781489369659
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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