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The Price of Valour by John Hamilton (Paperback, 2012)

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The Price of Valour by John Hamilton

When Hugo Throssell joined the Light Horse during the First World War, he symbolised the Australian nation at that time: full of youth, vigour, courage and idealism. And when he killed himself in 1933, he remained as emblematic to his country as he'd been in those heady days of 1914 – his youth and future forever darkened by the triumph and tragedy of war.

John Hamilton, bestselling author of Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You and Gallipoli Sniper, has written an extraordinary account of Throssell's life: winner of the Victoria Cross, due to his bravery on Gallipoli; husband to novelist and committed socialist Katharine Susannah Pritchard; and fallen hero, thanks to his public denunciation of the war. The Price of Valour details the battles in Gallipoli and Palestine, and a provides a compassionate and intimate portrait of a real Australian hero.

About the Author

John Hamilton served in the Royal Australian Navy before embarking on a long career as a reporter and foreign correspondent. His interest in Gallipoli began when he covered the 85th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove, inspiring his bestselling books Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You and Gallipoli Sniper. He has won a number of awards, including the Melbourne Press Club's Quill Lifetime Achievement Award, Walkley Awards and the National Press Club Canadian Award of Journalistic Merit. John is a lifetime Australia Day Ambassador and is currently Adjunct Professor of Journalism Leadership at Swinburne University.


Format: Paperback | 416 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 3.1 | 568g

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2012

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Imprint: Macmillan

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1742611230

ISBN13: 9781742611235


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including a very minor crease on the bottom-right corner of the front cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. There are a few tiny specks of discolouring that only show on the  block of the book when the book is shut. No missing pages.