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Title:The Rugby War
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The Rugby War by Peter FitzSimons

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Rugby War Tells the story of the revolution in world rugby that led to the game becoming fully professional The author relates the battle for control of Rugby Union between Kerry Packer and Rupert Murdoch

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The Ballad of Les Darcy, Mawson: And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, Tobruk, Nancy Wake, Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend, A Simpler Time, Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution, Batavia, Gallipoli, Kokoda
i Freedom is the only thing worth living for While I was doing that work I used to think that it didn t mater if I died because without freedom there was no point in living i br b Nancy Wake b br br In the early s 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 br br As a naive young journalist Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street From that moment she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazi presence 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 he had to flee France to escape the Gestapo who had dubbed her the white mouse for her knack of slipping through its traps br br But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away She trained with the British Special Operations Executive and parachuted back into France behind enemy lines Again this singular woman rallied to the cause helping to lead a powerful underground fighting force the Maquis Supplying weapons and training the civilian Maquis 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 br br Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake s compelling story a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things, b 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 b br br 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 br br 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 days in Beveridge Victoria in the mid s to the i Felons Apprehension Act i which made it possible for anyone to shoot the Kelly gang to Ned s appearance in his now famous armour prompting the shocked and bewildered police to exclaim He is the devil and He is the bunyip FitzSimons brings the history of Ned Kelly and his gang exuberantly to life weighing in on all of the myths legends and controversies generated by this compelling and divisive Irish Australian rebel See more at a target blank href http www randomhouse com au books peter fitzsimons ned kelly aspx sthash krvD GcJ dpuf rel nofollow http www randomhouse com au books p a, Peter FitzSimons s account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the s is first and foremost a tribute to family But it is also a salute to times and generations past In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir Peter describes a childhood of mischief camaraderie eccentric characters drama The childhood of a simpler time, The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world s first corporation the brutality of colonisation the battle of good vs evil the derring do of sea faring adventure mutiny ship wreck love lust blood lust petty fascist dictatorship criminality a reign of terror murders most foul sexual slavery natural nobility survival retribution rescue first contact with native peoples and so much more br br Described by author Peter FitzSimons as a true Adults Only version of Lord of the Flies meeting Nightmare on Elm Street the story is set in when the pride of the Dutch East India Company the Batavia is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland The magnificent ship is already boiling over with a mutinous plot that is just about to break into the open when just off the coast of Western Australia it strikes an unseen reef in the middle of the night br br While Commandeur Francisco Pelsaert decides to take the long boat across miles of open sea for help his second in command Jeronimus Cornelisz takes over quickly deciding that people on a small island is unwieldy for the small number of supplies they have Quietly he puts forward a plan to odd mutineers how they could save themselves kill most of the rest and spare only a half dozen or so women including his personal fancy Lucretia Jansz one of the noted beauties of Holland to service their sexual needs A reign of terror begins countered only by a previously anonymous soldier Wiebbe Hayes who begins to gather to him those are prepared to do what it takes to survive hoping against hope that the Commandeur will soon be coming back to them with the rescue yacht br br It all happened long ago and it is for a very good reason that Peter FitzSimons has long maintained that this is far and away the greatest story in Australia s history if not the world s FitzSimons unique writing style has made him the country s best selling non fiction writer over the last ten years and he is perfect man to make this bloody chilling stunning tale come alive