- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: WILLIAM HEINEMANN AUSTRALIA; 1 edition (1 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857987801
- ISBN-13: 978-0857987808
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
He was an ABC war correspondent in Vietnam in 1967 and 1970, and for three years was the ABC's Bureau Chief in Jakarta. He also reported for the ABC from London, New York and major Asian capitals. In television, he was one of the original reporters on the ABC's groundbreaking This Day Tonight in the 1970s. He also worked for Nine Network News, and A Current Affair.
In 1980 Mike turned to talk radio, first at Sydney's 2GB with a top-rating breakfast program, and then for four years in London at Newstalk 97.3FM, where he won a coveted Sony Radio Academy award in 1993 for Britain's best talk breakfast show. His radio satire on current affairs, Friday News Review, was "must listening" in Australia and the UK.
In television, he reported and hosted Indonesia- A Reporter Returns, a three-part documentary for SBS; he worked on Radio 2UE as a broadcaster for many years and wrote a long-standing column for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Mike has had a life-long passion for naval history and is the author of Cruiser, First Victory and Flagship.
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The various feuds between warriors of the left and right make absorbing reading. If you're not an Australian then the book is fascinating reading if just for the amazing life of its author. The Vietnam and Indonesia tales remind us of the struggles those countries faced as they entered a world then dominated by the USA. Anyone with an interest in this period will be unable to put the book down. Most highly recommended.
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