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              Books by Jonathan King

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              Tall Ships and Tall Tales: A Life of Dancing with History

              Tall Ships and Tall Tales: A Life of Dancing with History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $40.00
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              Over the last 40 years, Jonathan King has brought history to life, re-enacting events such as the First Fleet's voyage across the high seas to Botany Bay, the mutiny against ship's captain William Bligh on the Bounty, Matthew Flinders' troubled circumnavigation of Terra Australis..., Ernest Shackleton's death-defying dash across the icy waters of the Antarctic Ocean, and Marco Polo's passage from China. Along the way, King has encountered a cast of mavericks, rogues, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, and politicians--a veritable who's who of Australia and beyond. These include bushman R. M. Williams, singers Slim Dusty and Helen Reddy, actor Jack Thompson, media magnate Rupert Murdoch, great train robber Ronnie Biggs, explorer Edmund Hillary, boxer Muhammad Ali, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, rock star Sting--and even Queen Elizabeth II. So join this bestselling author and historian as he recounts his spectacular adventures: jackarooing on outback stations; trekking the Amazon to meet a remote tribe; sailing the perilous waters of the Atlantic; riding a traditional junk in the South China Sea; being detained by Spanish border guards; and becoming caught in an Antarctic hurricane, just meters from reaching Shackleton's grave. These extraordinary tales will leave you breathless, dazzled, and inspired by King's persistence and sheer courage in bringing history to life.
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              ISBN 9781922070739
              Published NZ 23 Oct 2013
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gallipoli: Our Last Man Standing: The Extraordinary Life of Alec Campbell

              Gallipoli: Our Last Man Standing: The Extraordinary Life of Alec Campbell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Alec Campbell epitomises the Australian larrikin as well as the reluctant hero who at the age of sixteen served at Gallipoli and was known as the kid soldier as he was so small.

              ISBN 9781740310925
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2004
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gallipoli Diaries: The Anzacs' Own Story, Day by Day

              Gallipoli Diaries: The Anzacs' Own Story, Day by Day (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition, Revised &Amp; ed.)

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $45.00
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              Gallipoli, for the average Australian, is the most famous battle that our volunteer soldiers ever fought, because it was our first entry as a nation into the war, and our people were keen to prove themselves. It would be, however, a long time before the families back home, and th...e nation as a whole, heard of the terrible conditions on the peninsula and the waste of life that took place there. Although Gallipoli was a crushing defeat, it was, and still is, celebrated as a victory. In this updated commemorative edition, published 100 years after the 25 April 1915 landing, the Gallipoli story is told day by day, using the words of the diggers, drivers, soldiers, and war correspondents at the frontline. War historian Jonathan King has gathered together an unequalled series of extracts from letters and diaries, written by hundreds of Anzacs at Gallipoli, accounting for every one of the 240 days of the eight-month campaign - and even identifying the actual days of the week. Reading the men's own words, including misspellings and mistakes, we share in the soldiers' experiences. These Australians, of exceptional calibre and good cheer, each wrote for different reasons, although many made light of their hardships. It is all here - the fear, the frustration, and the boredom, as they scrounged for bully beef; went mad from the flies, the lice, and the stench of the unburied dead; swapped cigarettes with enemy Turks; dodged shrapnel while swimming at the beach; celebrated birthdays; sheltered from rain and shivered in snow; and waited for action while praying for deliverance. Although generals, historians, and war scholars have had their stories told many times, it is only now, when we read the private words of the men at the frontline, that we can glimpse what Gallipoli was really like.
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              ISBN 9781922070913
              Published NZ 24 Sep 2014
              Publisher Scribe Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Great Disasters in Australian History
               

              Great Disasters in Australian History (Paperback)

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $39.99
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              From the sinking of the Waratah to the West Gate Bridge collapse to the Granville train disaster to the Black Saturday bushfires, here are twenty-three peacetime disasters that changed Australia forever.

              ISBN 9781743312513
              Published NZ 30 Oct 2013
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast

              Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast (Hardback)

              By King, Jonathan; Stott, Jim

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              Presents breakfast recipes. This book includes recipes such as Coffee Cake Buttermilk Muffin, Spanish Tomato Toast with Cheese and Basil or the Good-for-You Whole-Grain Blueberry Pancakes.

              ISBN 9780811868679
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2010
              Publisher Chronicle Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Great Moments in Australian History
                

              Great Moments in Australian History (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Great Moments in Australian History presents an exciting collection of stories about the most colourful highlights and heroes of Australia's history. Pioneering a fresh approach, award-winning author Jonathan King dramatises events to bring each moment vividly to life. Dodge Abor...iginal spears as we land with early Dutch explorers; creep by night into an open boat with convict Mary Bryant as she escapes from Botany Bay; sneak into Matthew Flinders' French prison cell as he names Australia; break down doors with the redcoats to arrest Governor Bligh; confront 'Wild White Man' William Buckley as he returns from the dead after 30 years; fight for democracy at the Eureka Stockade; join Ned Kelly in his last shoot-out; ride down mountains with the Man from Snowy River; land with the Anzacs at Gallipoli; gallop across deserts with the Light Horse on history's last successful cavalry charge; fly the first plane from the UK to Australia; climb the steps as our first woman enters parliament; join Bradman on the pitch as he makes history; help soldiers stop Japanese troops advancing down the Kokoda Track; throw a boomerang with the first Aboriginal elected to parliament; feel Whitlam's outrage as he is dismissed; watch the angel of the Bali bombing save lives; and escape the nation's worst bushfires in stories that will take your breath away. Filled with graphic images, the book presents the big picture, from the discoveries of the early explorers to the cut and thrust of modern-day politics. In laying bare events that shaped the nation, it highlights vital turning points that marked the end of an era and the start of something new, showing just how dramatically Australia has changed. Sometimes fact is indeed stranger than fiction.
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              ISBN 9781458745750
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2010
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              Stoneall Kitchen Winter Celebrations

              Stoneall Kitchen Winter Celebrations (Hardback)

              By King, Jonathan; Stott, Jim

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              Presents recipes for holiday entertaining, whether you are throwing an elegant cocktail party for close friends or inviting the extended family over for Christmas dinner. This book includes recipes for desserts like Four-Berry Crisp and a Chocolate-Mint Christmas Cake.

              ISBN 9780811868686
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2010
              Publisher Chronicle Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Beauty of the Lord: Theology as Aesthetics
               

              The Beauty of the Lord: Theology as Aesthetics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Jonathan

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              Why is God's beauty often absent from our theology? Rarely do theologians take up the theme of God's beauty--even more rarely do they consider how God's beauty should shape the task of theology itself. But the psalmist says that the heart of the believer's desire is to behold the... beauty of the Lord. In The Beauty of the Lord Jonathan King restores aesthetics as not merely a valid lens for theological reflection, but an essential one. Jesus, our incarnate Redeemer, displays the Triune God's beauty in his actions and person, from creation to final consummation. How can and should theology better reflect this unveiled beauty?The Beauty of the Lord is a renewal of a truly aesthetic theology and a properly theological aesthetics.
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              ISBN 9781683590583
              Publisher Faithlife Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Studies in Historic and Systematic Theology
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              Mischief Making: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Art, and the Seriousness of Play
                

              Mischief Making: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Art, and the Seriousness of Play (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Levell, Nicola; Foreword by King, Jonathan; Contributions by Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Michael

              • RRP: $77.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Oct 21

              In a gorgeously illustrated exploration of the art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Mischief Making demonstrates how playful and punning gestures can shed light on serious subjects.

              ISBN 9780774867368
              Publisher University of British Columbia
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              Great Battles in Australian History
               

              Great Battles in Australian History (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By King, Jonathan

              • RRP: $59.99
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              From battle on the high seas in the 18th century, to the peace - keeping forces in the 21st century, award - winning author Dr Jonathan King describes the battles that have had the greatest influence on Australian history. Great Battles in Australian History tells the story of th...e forty most remarkable conflicts involving Australians through the eyes of the great heroes who were there. Alongside them, we can ride a horse into battle to save a wounded bugler in the Boer War; charge up the cliffs with the Anzacs at Gallipoli to help forge the legend; ride history's last great cavalry charge with the legendary Light Horse; shoot Japanese planes down as they bomb Darwin; beat off Hitler's Desert Fox, Rommel, with the 'Rats of Tobruk'; escape from a Viet Cong ambush in a tropical downpour, or slide down a rope from a helicopter into the jaws of a Taliban attack in Afghanistan. Many of these great warriors won the Victoria Cross; some died winning it. As historian Jonathan King takes us to the battlefields of long ago and then on a rollercoaster - ride right up to the war in Afghanistan, he brings history alive, laying bare the significance of each battle. Despite the heroics and the glory, the devastation that war wreaks is inescapable. This book serves as a tribute to all the Australian servicemen and women who have fought selflessly for their country over the last two centuries.
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              ISBN 9781525201080
              Released NZ 7 Feb 2012
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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