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A Simpler Time : A memoir of love, loss and billycarts [used book]

By: , Peter FitzSimons

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 0732288045

ISBN: 0732288045

Condition: Good


Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. The childhood of a simpler time. View more info

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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution [used book]

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2013

Seller ID: 1742755259

ISBN: 1742755259

Condition: Good


In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation's first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes? In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets ... View more info

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Tobruk [used book]

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 003921

ISBN: 0732276454

Condition: Good


"Tobruk" narrates the taking of Tobruk as part of a general thrust in North Africa by Allied forces. A panicked Winston Churchill wrote: "Tobruk seems to be the place to be held to the death without thought of retirement...nothing must hamper the capture of Tobruk". In the dark heart of World War II, when Hitler turned his attentions to conquering North Africa, a distracted and far-flung Allied force could not give its all to the defence of the key city of Tobruk in Libya. So the job was left to the roughest, toughest bunch they could muster. "Tobruk" is the story of an incredible battle in ex... View more info

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The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down: How an Over-50 Former Footballer Went from Fat to Fit ... and Lost 45 Kilos

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Ebury Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1175

ISBN: 0143781863

Condition: New


"The story of one man who had the guts to lose his gut. This is a book that will finally help an ordinary bloke lose weight. (Don't worry, it has nothing to do with wearing a red bandana.) Ever struggled with your weight? Or did you stop struggling years ago and let the pies win? Peter FitzSimons has been there and eaten that. In The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down, he will lead you through the fads that failed him, the diets that died fast and left him furious, and the ways his waistline kept the belt industry in business. Take tips from someone who knows how to eat and drink way too much - and ... View more info

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Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's most Notorious Legend

By: Peter FitzSimons

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2015

Seller ID: 9780857988140

ISBN: 085798814X

Condition: New


Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy's brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home? Was he a lawless thug or a noble Robin Hood, a remorseless killer or a crusader against oppression and discrimination? Was he even a political revolutionary, an Australian republican channelling the spirit of Eureka? Peter FitzSimons, bestselling chronicler of many of the great defining moments and people of this nation's history, is the perfect person to tell this most iconic of all Australian stories. From Kelly's early d... View more info

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Kokoda : 75th Anniversary Edition [used book]

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2010

Edition: 75th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 0733619622

ISBN: 0733619622

Condition: Good


Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle. Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved. 'for Australians, the battles in Papua New Guinea were the most important ever fought' Paul Keating 'This reads like fiction, but it is all fact.' Lieutenant Allan 'Kanga' Moore, 39th Battalion 'It was just a series of muddy footholds in the m... View more info

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Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2016

Seller ID: 9781460751909

ISBN: 1460751906

Condition: New


The must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer. In an action-packed life, the indomitable 'Smithy' went from fighting as a soldier amid the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front to taking to the skies against the likes of the Red Baron - for which he won the Military Cross for gallantry - before becoming the greatest peacetime aviator of his generation. Along with Charles Ulm, he was the first to conquer the Pacific by air, the first to fly across the Tasman Sea, the fastest to fly from England to Australia, and the first pilot to cir... View more info

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Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend [unabridged audio CD]

By: Peter Fitzsimons and read by Richard Aspel

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Bolinda: 2013

Seller ID: 9781486202041

ISBN: 1486202047

Condition: New


Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy's brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home? Was he a lawless thug or a noble Robin Hood, a remorseless killer or a crusader against oppression and discrimination? Was he even a political revolutionary, channelling the... View more info