You'll Never Take Me Alive by Nick Bleszynski
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You'll Never Take Me Alive
By Nick Bleszynski

You'll Never Take Me Alive

The Life and Death of Bushranger Ben Hall

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You'll Never Take Me Alive by Nick Bleszynski

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"I'm not a criminal. I've been driven to this life. I was held for a month in gaol, an innocent man. While I was away me wife ran away with a policeman. Then I was arrested for the mail coach robbery and held another month before I was let out on bail. When I came home, I found my house burned down and cattle perished of thirst, left locked in yards. By Gawd, Mr Norton, it's your mob have driven me to it and, I tell you straight, you'll never take me alive!" A powerful tale of betrayal and vengeance, You'll Never Take Me Alive tells the story of Ben Hall, a hero in the great outlaw tradition. Falsely imprisoned for bushranging by New South Wales police in 1863, Ben Hall declared, "I might as well have the game as the blame." He bailed up more banks, stations, squatters and towns than any other bushranger and masterminded the Eugowra escort robbery, netting the biggest haul in the colony's short history. Known as 'the gentleman bushranger', Ben Hall was a chivalrous champion of the people. He told police, "You'll never take me alive!" and they took him at his word. But 140 years later there is one last shocking revelation still to come. Mixing archival research, folklore and the power of imagination, Nick Bleszynski, author of the controversial and bestselling Shoot Straight You Bastards!: The truth behind the killing of 'Breaker' Morant, brings Ben Hall out of the shadow of Ned Kelly and in vivid detail re-creates the life and struggles of the landowner who became an Australian bushranging legend.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741667554
ISBN-10: 1741667550
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Nick Bleszynski

Nick Bleszynski was born in Scotland and grew up in central and eastern Africa. After returning to the UK and graduating from Anglia University, he went into television and for more than 20 years has worked as a writer, producer and director for some of the world's biggest broadcasters. His films include- Bronzed Aussie Gods, a documentary on Australian beach culture (broadcast on ABC TV, Channel 5 UK and the National Geographic Channel USA); and Hairaiser, an insider's look at the annual Dylan Dog International Horror Festival. Nick is the author of the bestselling Shoot Straight, You Bastards! The truth behind the killing of Breaker' Morant and You'll Never Take Me Alive- the life and death of bushranger Ben Hall

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