Author: Paddon, HaydenCode: 56928Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (NZ) Published date:20/08/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2019
Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway to the World Rally Championship, where he footed it with the best rally drivers on the planet. But it didn't come easy. In Driven, Paddon ......
An Australian ObsessionAuthor: Wakely, JoelCode: 56861Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:05/08/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2019
Gathers dozens of stories about many of the ute models imported and produced since the 1920s. Includes the history of utes: Fords first true ute in the 1930s, the first all-Australian (Holden) ute in the early 1950s, and more recent highlights. With stories and photographs from dozens of Holden enthusiasts, this is a Holden book from the heart.
A Notable Aborigine in War and PeaceAuthor: Ramsland, JohnCode: 56863Price:AU $26.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date:05/08/2019Availability:Please contact us for availability
The versatile and gifted Douglas Grant was stereotyped in the media as the Black Digger with a Scottish accent. He was much more than that. Well educated by White parents who rescued him from an 1886 massacre in the frontier wars, Douglas became an engineering draftsman, woolclasser, charismatic public speaker and storyteller.
Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destructionAuthor: Pemper, TammyCode: 56427Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come.
Author: Apthorpe,GrahamCode: 56428Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Through the insights of those around Naka, together with new research including the personal accounts of Australian interrogators, the author shows how this handsome loner provided the impetus for the dramatic events in the early hours of August 5, 1944 where hundreds of Japanese soldiers stormed the Camp defences for honour, or death!
Life of a Helicopter Pilot in VietnamAuthor: Grandin,BobCode: 56426Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
‘There’s the bend in the road at Long Tan,’ I said. ‘We’re behind enemy lines. Turn back east, quickly.’ I had been scared before but now I was terrified. In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at ......
The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945Author: Brady, Tony JamesCode: 56111Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to an Allied victory, and that the key to winning the ‘battle of training’ was the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).
The Company Commanders StoryAuthor: Smith, HarryCode: 56110Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2019
18 August 1966, five kilometres from the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist & heavy monsoon rain, a Company of 108 men held its ground with courage against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong & North.....
Life on the Commonwealth RailwaysAuthor: Anchen, ,NickCode: 56561Price:AU $35.00Format: PaperbackPublisher: PITSTOP Published date:30/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Central Australia Railway – North Australia Railway – Trans-australian Railway
"Outback Railwaymen – Life on the Commonwealth Railways" explores the life and times of three extraordinary railways, through the recollections and humorous stories of a selection of retired railwaymen and women.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:25/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAFAuthor: Elliott, MalCode: 56856Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:24/05/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants.
Author: Neville, LeighCode: 56403Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:21/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Since the end of their involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian Army has been modernized in every respect. After peacekeeping duties in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the 1980s-90s, Diggers were sent to safeguard the newly independent East Timor from Indonesian harassment in 1999, and to provide long-term protection and ......
The untold story of automation and QF72Author: Sullivan, KevinCode: 56743Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ABC BOOKS Published date:21/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military ......
most daring commando raid of WW2Author: McPhedran, IanCode: 56690Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:06/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler ......
Over 100 delicious recipesAuthor: Proctor, CathyCode: 56450Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:05/05/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From roasts to rissoles, salads to savouries and dampers to deserts, The Caravan & Campervan Cookbook will help bring a tempting new twist to your travel cooking.
Author: Rankin, AdamCode: 55336Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/05/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2019
In the last devastating months of the First World War, the British Fourth Army pursued the Germans to their final defensive position — the Hindenburg Line, a formidable series of defensive positions studded with concrete dugouts and thickly set barbed wire.
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $61.01Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The very concept of such units was a radical one for the deeply conservative Australian Army.
A century on from the visionAuthor: Gower, SteveCode: 56635Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:12/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Steve Gower, the highly successful director of the Australian War Memorial from 1996 to 2012, gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Memorial from its inception just over a century ago. The Australian War Memorial also goes behind the scenes to provide insights into the many facets of a major, modern cultural institution.
The Hidden Victoria CrossAuthor: Alan, Leek,Code: 56633Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:09/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great WarAuthor: Sheard, Heather and Lee, RuthCode: 56625Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date:02/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women ......
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $26.46Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:02/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful ......
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
Myth vs historyAuthor: Dapin, MarkCode: 56623Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
Far West & Far EastAuthor: Silver, Lynette RamsayCode: 56624Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East follows the gripping stories of two different Australiannursing sisters, who overcame the challenging adversities of two very different circumstances.In the 1930s, Marjorie Silver was employed by The Far West Childrens Health Scheme andbecame their first permanent flying sister, based in Bourke. She fought a ......
Johnson finally goes the distance at BathurstAuthor: ChevronCode: 51651Price:AU $29.95Format: DVDPublisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
THE 1989 Tooheys 1000 at Mount Panorama, Bathurst was one of the most memorable days in the careers of Ford heroes Dick Johnson and John Bowe, who swept to an all-the-way victory in their turbo Shell Ford Sierra.
The win was Johnson’s second Bathurst 1000 win though his first over the full 1000-kilometre distance given his win in ......
The Ultimate Guide for the Budget TravellerAuthor: Koch, MikeCode: 55574Price:AU $55.00Format: Spiral bound / 580 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:20/03/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The result of 7 years travel and research by a single author, Australia Free 3 is the latest edition of Australia’s best guide on fun travel in Australia on a budget. Other books simply show you where to rest up or camp: fully half of Australia Free’s content is actually about making the best use of your time once you get there.
The Australian Corp and the 100 DaysAuthor: Brune, PeterCode: 56576Price:AU $49.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:18/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......
Bentley Drivers Club of AustraliaAuthor: Hay, Dr ClareCode: 51881Price:AU $235.00Format: Hardback / 420 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:07/03/2019Availability:Please contact us for availability
Vintage Bentleys were made by the original Bentley company between 1921 and 1931, when it was under the direction of the great man himself, Mr WO Bentley. This book is the story of his cars that have come to Australia, of the enthusiasts who have owned them and of the club that was established to keep them running, and their stubborn ......
Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War OneAuthor: Pajic, BojanCode: 56569Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 514 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:07/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australian and New Zealand volunteers were already in Serbia, treating wounded Serbian soldiers and fighting a typhus epidemic, before the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli in 1915. The Gallipoli Campaign sealed Serbia's fate, however, as Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria moved to secure a land supply corridor to Turkey through Serbia. Australians ......
History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War OneAuthor: Prickett, DarrenCode: 55335Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/03/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of the AIF to deploy on active service and to come under enemy fire, in defence of the Suez Canal against a Turkish attack in February 1915, almost three months before the Gallipoli landing.
Every Ford, Every Year, Every CarAuthor: Noonan, AaronCode: 55628Price:AU $119.95Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:20/02/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
For the first time, the ultimate photographic history of Ford at Bathurst is being published to coincide with the final year of Falcon competing in the Bathurst 1000.
Never-before-attempted, this 300-plus page, hardcover, limited edition collector’s book by author Aaron Noonan and publisher V8 Sleuth will include over 800 photos, ......
A Championship Journey BookAuthor: Hodges, TimCode: 56124Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:15/02/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Scott McLaughlin is the new young gun of Australian and New Zealand motorsport. He is a star on the rise, and was recently voted the most popular driver in the sport. He is brilliant with the media, brilliant with the fans, and is an absolute weapon behind the wheel. And he is driving for a team that has the backing of Aussie motorsport legend ......
How the 1970s transformed Aussie Motorcycle RacingAuthor: Darryl Flack and Don CoxCode: 55609Price:AU $85.00Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:08/02/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The widely acclaimed Race Across The Great Divide explores why Australia became a crucible for some of the best riders in world championship motorcycle history, and how it created the world’s longest-running and most successful race category, Superbikes.
Authors Don Cox and Darryl Flack chronicle motorcyclings spread across Australias ......
Author: Mattey, ColinCode: 54989Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/02/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the wave of devastating German offensives launched in the spring of 1918, it is Operation Michael that has captured most attention, characterised by astonishing advances and their potentially shattering impact on the British Expeditionary Force’s (BEF) Third and Fifth armies. While this offensive eventually petered out, albeit tantalisingly ......