Now in paperback: Monash: The outsider who won a war by Roland Perry

There won’t be many Australian readers unfamiliar with the name Roland Perry. He has published 27 books in a range of genres including biography, politics, espionage, history (WW1 and WW2), sport and fiction.

In military history his notable titles include The Australian Light Horse and the more recent The Fight for Australia (also published as Pacific 360).

This book is a republication of the hardback edition which first appeared in 2004.

Monash’s story is an interesting one; he is a man whom many have judged as the greatest-ever Australian. Author Roland Perry has accessed Monash’s comprehensive letter and diary archive – one of the largest in Australia’s history – to write this engaging story, which former Prime Minister John Howard described as a ‘superb work’.

John Lack, writing in The Age (27/11/2004) offered a critique of the book when it first appeared in hardback in that year. I’ve provided a link here to the review.

Published by William Heinemann Australia RRP $34.99 ISBN 9780857982131 http://www.randomhouse.com.au

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