Ballad of Les Darcy by Peter FitzSimons
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Authors
Peter FitzSimons
ISBN
9780732289515
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
256
Dimensions
128 x 198mm
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'Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him.'

That was the message Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer' was getting‚ as debate about conscription raged in the middle of World War 1.

The problem was that Les Darcy didn't want to march at the fore of such a procession‚ nor to such a destination.

He wanted to continue what he had been doing to extraordinary acclaim before the war began - taking on the best boxers the world could throw at him‚ and lifting his entire family out of poverty as he did so.

Torn between the duty he felt he owed his family‚ and the duty many felt he owed his country‚ Les made his choice ... and faced the consequences.

And so unfolds a ballad of love‚ war‚ betrayal‚ mystery‚ patriotism and heroism; a ballad of a champion whose story still has the power to move the stoniest heart.
ISBN:
9780732289515
Publication Date:
03 / 08 / 2009
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
128 x 198mm

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