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Perry, Roland 1946-

Works: 93 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 5,709 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAustralian 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK526, 324.9730926
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Most widely held works about Roland Perry
Most widely held works by Roland Perry
The assassin on the Bangkok Express by Roland Perry( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Perry's first book, The Honourable Assassin (2016) in a new series of thrillers that incorporate actual events, criminal organisations and key figures in the underworld of Asia as they play out globally, involving international law enforcement and intelligence operations. The Honourable Assassin finishes with the main protagonist, Victor Cavalier, learning from former Thai supercop and boxer, Jacinta Cin Lai, that his daughter may be alive although a mysterious video sent to him which seemed to show that she had been decapitated by Mexican drug warlord, Mendez. Now, in The Assassin on the Bangkok Express, he learns that the video may have been doctored to ensure that Cavalier accepted the assassination assignment to eliminate Mendez. However, Cavalier has now heard that his daughter is alive but is a sex slave for the Mexican drug gang operating in the Golden Triangle
Hidden power : the programming of the president by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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 416 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."
Bill the bastard : the story of Australia's greatest war horse by Roland Perry( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 225 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
Program for a puppet by Roland Perry( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylish and brilliantly paced thriller from a great Australian writer
The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 191 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
The Australian light horse by Roland Perry( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 191 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 greatest part of the Allied victory over the Turks was theirs. Colonel Lawrence had a strategy for actually defeating the Turks - as opposed to the British High Command's acceptance of the status quo. What Lawrence needed was a mobile, elite force to join his own troops - and in the Light Horse he had them. Battle-hardened by Gallipoli and the repulse of the Turkish invasion of Egypt, the Australians were ready. Under their brilliant commander, Sir Harry Chauvel, they won great victories in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria - culminating in the last great cavalry charge in our military history, and the taking of Beersheba in 1917. Every Australian has heard of the Light Horse - but practically none have read their story. Roland Perry brings their story to life, and tells it with colour, emotion - and authority
The Changi Brownlow by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 164 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
The honourable assassin by Roland Perry( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 156 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
Monash & Chauvel : how Australia's two greatest generals changed the course of world history by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Monash and Harry Chauvel were the two most outstanding battlefield commanders of the First World War across all of the Allied armies. In Monash and Chauvel, bestselling author Roland Perry has written a gripping narrative history that takes us into the very heart of their war-winning campaigns in France and Palestine
Horrie the War Dog by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 154 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 fifth man by Roland Perry( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANZAC sniper by Roland Perry( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary story of Stan Savige - from Gallipoli marksman to Pacific War General and the founder of Legacy 'Stan Savige had been on Gallipoli for just two weeks, in the trenches firing at Turks less than 20 metres away. But Sniper's Ridge was a different proposition. Killing took on another dimension. In the flurry of trench warfare, a soldier would rarely be certain he had hit an enemy. On this ridge of death, however, Savige's job was to make sure he struck as many of the opposition as possible.' The son of a country butcher, Stan Savige left school at twelve to become a blacksmith's striker. But in 1915, a passage in the bible inspired the devout scout leader and Sunday school teacher to enlist. Soon his abilities as a crack marksman attracted the attention of the officers and he was put in charge of Sniper's Ridge, his job to eliminate the enemy assassins in Anzac Cove. Savige succeeded and survived Gallipoli, only to be sent to the Western Front then Iran as part of the crack squad Dunsterforce. It was the beginning of a long, dangerous and distinguished military career spanning both world wars, with Savige commanding and fighting in Europe, Iran, North Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific in World War II, initially as Major-General then Lieutenant General. In this gripping biography, Roland Perry paints a fascinating and complex portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley George Savige, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, ED, a man of character and compassion, a quiet outsider who founded the war veterans' support charity Legacy, who still has few peers in courage, skill and achievement and whose record is second to none in Australian military history, in the scope of his combat over two world wars
Lethal hero : the Mel Gibson biography by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 120 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 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bradman's invincibles by Roland Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1948 Ashes series in Britain was quite unique. The Australian team went through the whole summer undefeated. Of the five-match Test series they won four and drew the fifth. This text presents a comprehensive account of the whole tour, match by match, as this remarkable side moved around the country, conquering all before them
Céleste by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 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
Monash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 107 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 Don by Roland Perry( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 105 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
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Last of the Cold War spies : the life of Michael Straight, the only American in Britain's Cambridge spy ring
The Australian light horseThe Changi BrownlowBradman's invinciblesMonash : the outsider who won a war : a biography of Australia's greatest military commander
Alternative Names
Roland Perry Australian writer

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Roland Perry écrivain australien

Roland Perry escriptor australià

Roland Perry escritor australiano

Roland Perry escritor de non ficción australianu

Roland Perry shkrimtar australian

Роланд Перри

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페리, 롤랜드 1946-

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