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- DescriptionFrom the first convict runaways to the spectacular showdown that ended Ned Kelly's career, bushranging has fascinated generations of Australians with swashbuckling tales of daring exploits, extraordinary horsemanship and courage under fire. In The Bushrangers , Evan McHugh explores the incredible stories of the men (and women) who achieved fame t just by what they did, but by the way they did it. They include heroic figures like Cash and Company, the prince of bushrangers Matthew Brady, Bold Jack Dohue, brave Ben Hall, Captain Thunderbolt and of course, Ned Kelly. They also include villains like Pearce The Cannibal, Jeffries the Monster and 'Mad Dog' Morgan. The result is a narrative that's as fast paced as a stolen thoroughbred and will bail up your attention as bushrangers go from down-trodden underdogs to self-made heroes, helping to forge Australia's identity. With extensive first-hand accounts and meticulous research, McHugh stands and delivers.
- Author BiographyEvan McHugh is a journalist who has written for newspapers, television and radio. His previous books include the bestsellers Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters, Outback Heroes, Outback Pioneers and Birdsville. Evan's book about true crime in the outback, Red Centre, Dark Heart, won the Ned Kelly Award for best non-fiction in 2008. He writes a weekly column, 'Dry Rot', in the Sunday Telegraph, and lives with his wife in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.
- Author(s)Evan McHugh
- PublisherPenguin Books Australia
- Date of Publication01/08/2011
- SubjectTrue Stories
- Place of PublicationHawthorn
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintViking Australia
- Content Notecol. Illustrations
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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