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    DescriptionReaders are drawn into the greatest Australian legend outside of wartime, the Eureka BlockadeAustralia's answer to the Boston Tea Party and to the French people's storming of the Bastille was the Eureka Blockade. It was the moment when the diggers sense of outraged justice united them into a force that changed the course of Australian history. It is the greatest Australian legend outside of wartime, and one that has enormous resonance in the 21st Century as Australians continue to discuss what their formal relationship with Britain should be. Karl Marx followed it closely and wrote about it extensively, while Mark Twain described it as "the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution--small in size; but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for principle, a stand against injustice and oppression." Peter FitzSimons brings the whole story to life in his trademark fashion, making the reader feel like they're there as the mighty Eureka flag is first raised and rebels swear allegiance to it; as the British redcoats first launch their attack, and as the digger-rebels fight back in kind.


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    Title
    Eureka
    Subtitle
    The Unfinished Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Fitzsimons
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742755250
    ISBN 10: 1742755259
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    DC22: 994
    BIC subject category V2: HBTV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBFV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC classification: DU
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBFV
    DC23: 994.57031
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.7.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTV, NHM
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Random House Australia
    Imprint name
    William Heinemann Australia
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Milsons Point
    Author Information
    Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the "Sun-Herald" and the "Sydney Morning Herald," and the author of more than 20 books, including "How Hemlines Predict the Economy."