The Ballad of Les Darcy by Peter FitzSimons

The Ballad of Les Darcy

Peter FitzSimons
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  • ISBN
    9780732289515 / 0732289513
  • Title The Ballad of Les Darcy
  • Author Peter FitzSimons
  • Category Boxing
    Biography: Sport
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 256
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Dimensions 128mm x 200mm x 18mm

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The story of Les Darcy - Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer' - a ballad of love, war, betrayal, mystery, patriotism and heroism, a ballad of a champion whose story still has the power to move the stoniest heart.

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“Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him.” That was the message Australia's great 'Blacksmith Boxer' was getting, as debate about conscription raged in the middle of World War 1. The problem was that Les Darcy didn't want to march at the fore of such a procession, nor to such a destination. He wanted to continue what he had been doing to extraordinary acclaim before the war began - taking on the best boxers the world could throw at him, and lifting his entire family out of poverty as he did so. Torn between the duty he felt he owed his family, and the duty many felt he owed his country, Les made his choice - and faced the consequences. And so unfolds a ballad of love, war, betrayal, mystery, patriotism and heroism, a ballad of a champion whose story still has the power to move the stoniest heart.

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