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Perry, Roland 1946-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 4,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Personal narratives  Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK526, 324.9730926
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Roland Perry
 
Most widely held works by Roland Perry
Hidden power : the programming of the president by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last of the Cold War spies : the life of Michael Straight, the only American in Britain's Cambridge spy ring by Roland Perry( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most damaging spy network of the Cold War, the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring, was comprised of several powerful and influential British citizens - and one American, Michael Straight (1916-2004). Born to a wealthy New England family, Straight attended Cambridge University in the 1930s and fell in with the notorious circle of young men working for Soviet intelligence: Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, and Kim Philby, who was to become the most famous spy of the century." "For the next several decades, Michael Straight led a secret life. While working at the State Department, he passed intelligence reports to a Russian agent; while running his family's magazine, The New Republic, he funded several communist fronts; and while serving U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, he continued to meet with agents around the world."
Program for a puppet by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylish and brilliantly paced thriller from a great Australian writer
The Australian light horse by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Light Horse was a unique force, first raised during the Boer War, and then reformed for World War I. most of the men were from the outback, had a special bond with their horses (which were all brought from Australia) and they knew how to survive and fight in the desert
The fifth man by Roland Perry( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changi Brownlow by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Singapore fell to the Japanese in early 1942, 70000 prisoners, including 15000 Australians, were held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison. To amuse themselves, a group of sportsmen created an Aussie Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches, a final game, and a Brownlow Medal
Lethal hero : the Mel Gibson biography by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history by Roland Perry( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intensely revealing and entertaining account of a great royal secret and hidden love story - an unbuttoned history of Queen Victoria's loves and intrigues. Long before her successful marriage to Prince Albert, Princess Victoria had an affair with the dashing Scottish 13th Lord Elphinstone. After the liaison was exposed, Elphinstone was banished to India, appointed Governor of Madras, which allowed Victoria's mother to engineer a royal union for her with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. After five years pining for Elphinstone, Victoria finally gave in and married Albert. Despite a successful marriage, Victoria never forgot Elphinstone and after a decade in India he returned to her side as Lord-in-Waiting at Court. He only left her to take up the critical role of Governor of Bombay during the Indian Uprising of 1857. Elphinstone died soon after in June 1860 from a fever. Many attempts were made to bury the memory of Lord Elphinstone, his long-running relationship with the monarch and his grand service for the Empire, but Victoria recorded it in letters to her confidant, her first- born, the Princess Royal: 'Vicky'. The revealing correspondence, like a ticking time-bomb, sat in a German castle attic until 1945 when King George VI, Victoria's great-grandson, sent a courtier, MI5 operative Anthony Blunt, on seven special missions to gather the letters
Bradman's best : Sir Donald Bradman's selection of the best team in cricket history by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Team, selected from all cricket-playing nations since the first test was played in 1877, and discusses why he chose its illustrious members
The programming of the president : the hidden power of the computer in world politics today by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after fours years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win major battles, forcing Germany to capitulate. His obsessional, brilliant planning, coupled with a ruthless streak, caused him to break the German army in a succession of battles that led to the end of the Great War. Author Roland Perry brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many have judged as the greatest-ever Australian. This book draws on the subject's comprehensive letter and diary archive - one of the largest in Australia's history. The result is a riveting portrait that reaches to the heart of the true Monash character. It weaves together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts
The honourable assassin by Roland Perry( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The execution of a Mexican drug cartel hit man in a Carlton laneway draws Vic Cavalier to Thailand and back to a past he'd rather forget in this tense, action-packed thriller
Pacific 360 : Australia's Battle for Survival in World War II by Roland Perry( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PACIFIC 360 is a sweeping national narrative that looks for the first time at the Pacific War in its entirety, bringing together the story behind one of the most crucial times in Australian history. On 7 December 1941, Australia was pushed to centre stage as Japan entered World War II and began the offensive which triggered the Pacific War
Bill the bastard : the story of Australia's greatest war horse by Roland Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic yarn based on the true story of a great Australian war horse who rode with bravery and valour at Gallipoli, the desert campaigns of Egypt, and Palestine. Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage and in performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. He was unrideable except by a single man, Major Michael Shanahan. Bill, it seemed, was reliable in every way including his ability to unseat men from his saddle. Some even thought he took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bill's heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men. By September 1918, Bill the Bastard was so named, not as an insult, but as a term of endearment from the entire Light Horse force. He had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard
The exile : Burchett, reporter of conflict by Roland Perry( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horrie the War Dog by Roland Perry( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a little stray pup the boys of First Australian Machine Gun Battalion saved from harsh Libyan Desert. He became their much-loved mascot and saviour. But what happened to Horrie on his return to Australia? An extraordinarily moving and fascinating story of bravery, mateship and the lengths people will go to to save a friend
Captain Australia : a history of the celebrated captains of Australian test cricket by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bradman's best Ashes team : Sir Donald Bradman's selection of the best Ashes teams in cricket history by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Céleste by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Countess Céleste de Chabrillan is a rich and tempestuous tale of an extraordinary woman. Born in the gutters of Paris in 1824, Céleste made her name as a dancer in the Parisian dance halls, where it is said she invented the can-can. Then, as an equestrienne at the Paris hippodrome, her daring feats on horseback thrilled the crowds. However, it was as the city's most celebrated courtesan that the young Parisian found genuine fame and fortune. Strikingly beautiful and charismatic, her lovers included famous novelists, artists and composers, not least Georges Bizet, whom, many believe, based his free and fearless Carmen on Céleste. But when Céleste married the Count de Chabrillan, a prominent member of the French aristocracy, Parisian society was scandalised. And when the pair turned up in far off Australia, where the count served as the first French consul, Melbourne society was scandalised in turn. Later a bestselling memoirist, novelist, playwright and librettist, the remarkable Countess Céleste de Chabrillan was, indeed, a woman far ahead of her time
Blood is a stranger by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'You don't blow a person's head away, and then shoot him in the back.' Ken Cardinal pulled the sheet back over the body ...Ken Cardinal is summoned to Australia to identify the murdered body of his son, a laser physicist. His search for the killer - and the motive - takes him from Sydney to remote Arnhem Land and across Asia to the wilds of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains. Along the way he is beguiled by a smart investigative journalist. Both are caught up in the web of betrayal, and discover that the hunters can become the hunted. Set in Australia's Arnhem Land and Indonesia it covers the issue of the misuse of uranium mining and dangers of nuclear weapons
 
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Last of the Cold War spies : the life of Michael Straight, the only American in Britain's Cambridge spy ring
Alternative Names
Roland Perry Australian writer

Roland Perry écrivain australien

Roland Perry escritor australiano

페리, 롤랜드 1946-

페리, 롤런드 1946-

ペリー, ローランド

ペリイ, ローランド

ペリイ, ローランド 1946-

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The Australian light horseThe Changi BrownlowBradman's best : Sir Donald Bradman's selection of the best team in cricket historyMonash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commanderCaptain Australia : a history of the celebrated captains of Australian test cricketBradman's best Ashes team : Sir Donald Bradman's selection of the best Ashes teams in cricket history