The Spirit of Gallipoli
By (author) Patrick Lindsay
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Spirit of Gallipoli by Patrick Lindsay
Book DescriptionIn The Spirit of Gallipoli Patrick Lindsay explores the source of the Anzac legend as he continues his quest to understand what it means to be Australian. His most recent book, The Essence of Kokoda, is an accessible, distilled version of the remarkable story of the battles that saved Australia during WWII, full of wonderful images and personal stories. In The Spirit of Gallipoli, Patrick again writes for those who would never wade through a fully-fledged history book but who want to understand the remarkable spirit that emerged from a doomed campaign. He digs deep into the bedrock of the Australian character and examines the spirit that sets Australians apart and enables them to so often fight above their weight on the international stage. He places the Gallipoli campaign in context, telling the story through the eyes of those who were there and he delves into the remarkable spirit which sustained the Anzacs as they clung to the ridges in their baptism of fire, half a world from their homelands. The Spirit of Gallipoli is a must-read for all those who want to understand what the Anzac spirit is and where it was forged.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740663885
(194mm x 119mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Patrick Lindsay
Spirit of Gallipoli, Hardback (April 2013)
Patrick Lindsay explores the source of the Anzac legend that emerged from the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War.
Kokoda Spirit, Paperback (February 2012)View all books by Patrick Lindsay
In 1942 a small band of young Australian soldiers overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to preserve Australia's freedom along the Kokoda Track. The Battle for the Kokoda Track is Australia's Alamo. Seventy years on, it is hard to imagine what those young men endured for freedom but the journey gives some clues.
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Author Biography - Patrick Lindsay
After a long career as a print and television journalist, Patrick Lindsay has also become one of Australia's leading non-fiction authors. Among his published books are: The Spirit of Kokoda (Hardie Grant), the story of the battles which saved Australia in WWII; TheEssence of Kokoda, a concise guide to the Kokoda story; The Spirit of Gallipoli. Cosgrove... Portrait of a Leader; Kokoda Spirit exploring the spirit of the Diggers of Kokoda in words and images; and The Coastwatchers covering the story of the remarkable band of men and women who reported on the Japanese operations, many from behind enemy lines, during WWII. Prior to writing full time, Patrick spent 20 years in network television as a reporter, presenter, producer and writer. During that time he had leading roles on the Nine Network, Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel and the Seven Network. He has also reported, written and presented documentaries and feature series in Los Angeles, New York, Hawaii, France, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, London, Romania and Papua New Guinea. He wrote and directed the acclaimed documentaries, Kokoda... the Bloody Track and Kokoda... The Last Parade. Patrick devised the format for the highly-successful documentary TV series, In Their Footsteps, broadcast on the Nine Network in 2011. Patrick is a founding director and Chairman of the Kokoda Track Foundation Ltd (see www.ktf.ngo), an Australian philanthropic organisation that aims to repay the selfless help given to Australia during World War II by the beloved Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of Papua New Guinea by helping to improve the lives and futures of their descendants. In 2015, Patrick was named a Member of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to the media as a television presenter and journalist, to international relations, and to literature as an author'. Patrick and his wife Lisa Cotton live in Sydney. He has three grown-up children, Nathan, Kate and Sarah and one grandson, Lucas.
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