Accessibility Tools

  • Content scaling 100%
  • Font size 100%
  • Line height 100%
  • Letter spacing 100%

Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

October 2006, no. 285

Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

HarperCollins, $39.95 hb, 580 pp

Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

October 2006, no. 285

Books like this are not written for people like me, and it is only fair to acknowledge that at the outset. ‘Australia’s most beloved popular historian’ (he must be, it says so on the inside flap) actually doesn’t want to be regarded as an historian, but as a storyteller (he says so himself), and so has little or no interest in satisfying the requirements and expectations that a professional historian might seek to apply to his undertaking. He will make a lot of money in the process, and good luck to him.

Jeffrey Grey reviews 'Tobruk' by Peter Fitzsimons


by Peter Fitzsimons

HarperCollins, $39.95 hb, 580 pp

From the New Issue

You May Also Like

Comment (1)

  • Bravo!
    Posted by James Wieland
    14 March 2021

Leave a comment

If you are an ABR subscriber, you will need to sign in to post a comment.

If you have forgotten your sign in details, or if you receive an error message when trying to submit your comment, please email your comment (and the name of the article to which it relates) to ABR Comments. We will review your comment and, subject to approval, we will post it under your name.

Please note that all comments must be approved by ABR and comply with our Terms & Conditions.