Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

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October 2006, no. 285
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Jeffrey Grey reviews 'Tobruk' by Peter Fitzsimons

Tobruk

by Peter Fitzsimons

HarperCollins, $39.95 hb, 580 pp

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Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

Reviewed by
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

Tobruk

by Peter Fitzsimons

HarperCollins, $39.95 hb, 580 pp

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