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              Bastard Behind the Lines: The extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese

              Bastard Behind the Lines: The extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese (Paperback)

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $32.99
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              He escaped from Singapore's Changi prisoner of war camp to become one of Australia's great World War II guerrilla fighters.

              ISBN 9781760875879
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Adventures of Miles and Isabel
               

              Adventures of Miles and Isabel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $25.99
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              A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Gilling's wonderful and magical ( Library Journal ) novel is set in turn-of-the-century Sydney. A bestseller in Australia, it follows the strangely converging lives of two young daredevils united by a dream of flight and true love.

              ISBN 9780802140197
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

              Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gilling, Tom

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              The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began.

              ISBN 9780733634017
              Published NZ 27 Sep 2016
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Lost Battalions
               

              The Lost Battalions (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Gilling, Tom; Read by Tredinnick, David

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              A little known story of two Australian battalions abandoned in Java during World War II and the heroes who kept them alive in the worst of Japan's prisoner of war camps. They were thrown into a hopeless fight against an overwhelming enemy. Later, hundreds died as prisoners of war... on the Thai-Burma Railway and in the freezing coal mines of Taiwan and Japan. Through it all, wrote Weary Dunlop, they showed 'fortitude beyond anything I could have believed possible'. Until now, the story of the 2000 diggers marooned on Java in February 1942 has been a footnote to the fall of Singapore and the bloody campaign in New Guinea. Led by an Adelaide lawyer, Brigadier Arthur Blackburn VC, and fighting with scrounged weapons, two Australian battalions - plus an assortment of cooks, laundrymen and deserters from Singapore - held up the might of the Imperial Japanese Army until ordered by their Dutch allies to surrender. Drawing on personal diaries, official records and interviews with two of the last living survivors, this book tells the extraordinary story of the 'lads from Java', who laid down their weapons, but refused to give in.
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              ISBN 9781489487162
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Lost Battalions

              The Lost Battalions (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Gilling, Tom; Read by Tredinnick, David

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              A little known story of two Australian battalions abandoned in Java during World War II and the heroes who kept them alive in the worst of Japan's prisoner of war camps. They were thrown into a hopeless fight against an overwhelming enemy. Later, hundreds died as prisoners of war... on the Thai-Burma Railway and in the freezing coal mines of Taiwan and Japan. Through it all, wrote Weary Dunlop, they showed 'fortitude beyond anything I could have believed possible'. Until now, the story of the 2000 diggers marooned on Java in February 1942 has been a footnote to the fall of Singapore and the bloody campaign in New Guinea. Led by an Adelaide lawyer, Brigadier Arthur Blackburn VC, and fighting with scrounged weapons, two Australian battalions - plus an assortment of cooks, laundrymen and deserters from Singapore - held up the might of the Imperial Japanese Army until ordered by their Dutch allies to surrender. Drawing on personal diaries, official records and interviews with two of the last living survivors, this book tells the extraordinary story of the 'lads from Java', who laid down their weapons, but refused to give in.
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              ISBN 9781489487179
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap
                 

              Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $54.99
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              At the height of the Cold War the chief of one of Australia's spy agencies joined three CIA men at a remote site in Central Australia to toast the success of a top secret project known in US intelligence circles as RAINFALL. The CIA listening station at Pine Gap was officially ca...lled the Joint Defence Space Research Facility, but it had nothing to do with research and was joint in name only: Australians were hired as cooks and janitors but the first spies were all American. The job of the satellites controlled from Pine Gap was to eavesdrop on Soviet missile tests. While government ministers denied that Australia was a nuclear target, bureaucrats in Canberra secretly planned for Armageddon in the suburbs of Alice Springs. No longer just a listening station, Pine Gap has metamorphosed into a key weapon in the Pentagon's war on terror, with Australians in frontline roles.Drawing on declassified documents in Australian and US archives, Tom Gilling's explosive new book tells, for the first time, the uncensored story of Australia's most secret place.
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              ISBN 9780369327956
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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              Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap
                

              Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $54.99
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              At the height of the Cold War the chief of one of Australia's spy agencies joined three CIA men at a remote site in Central Australia to toast the success of a top secret project known in US intelligence circles as RAINFALL. The CIA listening station at Pine Gap was officially ca...lled the Joint Defence Space Research Facility, but it had nothing to do with research and was joint in name only: Australians were hired as cooks and janitors but the first spies were all American. The job of the satellites controlled from Pine Gap was to eavesdrop on Soviet missile tests. While government ministers denied that Australia was a nuclear target, bureaucrats in Canberra secretly planned for Armageddon in the suburbs of Alice Springs. No longer just a listening station, Pine Gap has metamorphosed into a key weapon in the Pentagon's war on terror, with Australians in frontline roles.Drawing on declassified documents in Australian and US archives, Tom Gilling's explosive new book tells, for the first time, the uncensored story of Australia's most secret place.
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              ISBN 9780369328571
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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              Miles Mcginty

              Miles Mcginty (Paperback)

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $29.00
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              Sydney in 1856 is a chaos of bankrupt impressarios and charismatic tricksters such as Balthasar the mysterious levitator, and Titus Windsor, a meddling and light-fingered pedagogue. Amidst this, Miles McGinty and Isabel Dowling come to share a conviction. From the author of The S...ooterkin .
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              ISBN 9781877008597
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2003
              Publisher Text Publishing
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              Dreamland

              Dreamland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $38.00
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              It was just a little lie. But it has landed Nick Carmody in serious trouble. It didn't seem much, to say he was the one driving Danny Grogan's car when it was caught by a speed camera. And Danny's billionaire father has promised to make the lie worth his while.

              ISBN 9781921145797
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2008
              Publisher Text Publishing
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              Smack Express: How organised crime got hooked on drugs
               

              Smack Express: How organised crime got hooked on drugs (Paperback)

              By Small, Clive; Gilling, Tom

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Exposes the raw insides of Australian organised crime and the multi-billion dollar drug trafficking business that is at its core and in a way only a senior police officer could.

              ISBN 9781742372082
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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