Kokoda Spirit


The Battle for the Kokoda Track is Australia's Alamo. If Gallipoli symbolised theANZAC spirit in WWI, then Kokoda is its WWII equivalent. In August 1942Kokoda was a killing field. Today, it is hard to imagine what those young men endured for our freedombut the journey gives some clues. The track plays a leading role in the story ofKokoda. It has a character of its own. It is one of the world's most fascinatinglocations - at once an alluring, challenging obstacle of compelling beauty and yeta foreboding, perilous microcosm of life at its rawest and most savage. In Kokoda Spirit, Patrick Lindsay takes us on a journey that explores the track asit is today and how it was in 1942. With his unique storytelling he reconnects uswith the past while taking us on the gruelling journey that is Kokoda.

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ISBN:

9781740667692

Format:

Hardback

Dimensions:

23cm x 20cm

RRP:

$49.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2009

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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