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Perry, Roland 1946-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 4,502 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  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 )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 483 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 364 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."
Bradman's best : Sir Donald Bradman's selection of the best team in cricket history by Roland Perry( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The programming of the president : the hidden power of the computer in world politics today by Roland Perry( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program for a puppet by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylish and brilliantly paced thriller from a great Australian writer
Monash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander by Roland Perry( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 169 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 ascendancy after four years of unprecedented human slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War. But Australia's greatest military commander fought as many battles with those on his side as he did with his enemies. Monash was the classic outsider who rose to greatness despite the mighty odd of his 'handicaps of birth' - having a German-Jewish background at a time when racism and prejudice were rife: and being a part-time colonial soldier in an Imperial British army. Roland Perry brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many have judged as the greatest ever Australian. Monash 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 weaves together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and reveals why, in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity
The fifth man by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian light horse by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Light Horse was a unique force, first raised during the Boer War and reformed for World War I. Most of the men were from the outback, had a special bond with their horses, and they knew how to survive and fight in the desert. This is their story which few people have heard
Bill the bastard : the story of Australia's greatest war horse by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 150 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
Lethal hero : the Mel Gibson biography by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changi Brownlow by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners including 15 000 Australians, were held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular Chicken Smallhorn, created an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season was between Victoria and the Rest of Australia, which attracted 10 000 spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded in this unlikely setting under the curious gaze of Japanese prison guards. Meet the main characters behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his immediate family who volunteer to fight and serve in WW2; Chicken Smallhorn, the Brownlow-medal winning little man with the huge heart; and Weary Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment. This is a story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and highlights not only the Australian love of sport, but its power to offer consolation in times of extreme hardship
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 132 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
Horrie the War Dog by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 115 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
The Don by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Donald Bradman is considered by every prime minister from Billy Hughes to Paul Keating to be the greatest Australian ever born. He became a legend while still young, and that status grew as a result of his deeds and character even during retirement. But what is a myth and what is real? What motivated Bradman to be the best? Who were his enemies? This biography answers these questions based on interviews with Bradman and his contemporaries
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 107 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
The exile : Burchett, reporter of conflict by Roland Perry( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The honourable assassin by Roland Perry( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vic Cavalier has certainly had better weeks. His newspaper editor is hell-bent on showing him the door, his footy team lost its last game, and his drinking habit is winning the war with his better angels. And then there's the man with the bullet in his head and links to a Mexican drug-cartel lying in a Carlton laneway. When his editor wants the story Cavalier finds himself in Bangkok uncomfortably close to the action and under the watchful eye of a local cop with an intriguing background herself ... In the steamy violent world of Thai elite power plays and the chaos of a coup Cavalier's motivation becomes clear - this same cartel is implicated in the disappearance and possible murder of his daughter. He has no choice but to pursue them - whatever it takes ... Weaving together a face-paced, all-too-real story The Honourable Assassin is part psychological thriller and part today's headlines about massive illegal drug trafficking in Australia and corruption at the highest levels in South East Asia
Bradman's invincibles by Roland Perry( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood is a stranger by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Cardinal is summoned to Australia to identify the murdered body of his son, a laser physicist. His search for the killer and their motive takes him from Sydney to remote Arnhem Land and across Asia to the wilds of Cambodia's Cardomom Mountains. Along the way he is beguiled by an investigative journalist. Both are caught up in a web of betrayal, and discover that the hunters can become the hunted
 
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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

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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English (115)

French (3)

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Bradman'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 commanderThe Australian light horseThe Changi BrownlowCaptain Australia : a history of the celebrated captains of Australian test cricketBradman's invincibles