Fear Drive My Feet

Fear Drive My Feet

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Australia's finest war memoir.--Peter Pierce

At age eighteen, Peter Ryan was an intelligence operative, patrolling isolated regions of New Guinea during World War II.

Isolated, with Japanese forces closing in, he endured the hardships of the jungle without adequate supplies, a radio, or even a proper map. His very survival depended on forging relationships with the local tribes, and every choice could lead to catastrophe. For his work, Ryan was awarded the Military Medal and mentioned in dispatches.

Ryan's gripping account has become a classic memoir of the war in the Pacific, rarely out of print in forty years.



Author: Peter Ryan
Publisher: Text Classics
Published: 09/13/2016
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781925240054

About the Author
PETER RYAN worked as a newspaper columnist, the director of Melbourne University Press and as an officer of the Victorian Supreme Court. He was an intelligence operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea in World War II. He died in late 2015.

PETER PIERCE is adjunct professor in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies at Monash University. He edited The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia and is the author of Australian Melodramas: Thomas Keneally's Fiction. His reviews are often published in Australian newspapers.