I get a lot of books through the year and somehow this one – The Fight for Australia by Roland Perry – slipped off the radar. It was published previously in hardback under the title Pacific 360. Roland Perry is a prolific writer across a number of non fiction genres including biography, politics, espionage and history (WW1 and WW2) so I am sure his name will be familiar to you.
In this book he covers the most critical phase of the war, from Australia’s viewpoint, focusing on Curtin’s insistence, against the Allied leaders, on bringing home Australian troops from the Middle East to defend Australia against the threat of Japanese invasion.
He was interviewed last year by Gillian O’Shaughnessy on the afternoon program on ABC Radio South West WA. Click on the link to listen to the audio.
The book is published by Hachette, in paperback, RRP $32.99 www.hachette.com.au