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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy


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Frank Walker has been an Australian journalist and foreign correspondent in Germany and the United States for forty years, covering wars and coups, floods and fires, terrorist attacks and political brawls, movie stars and street crime. His first two bestselling books - The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Ghost Platoon - revealed uncomfortable truths about Australia's actions in the Vietnam War. His third bestselling book, Maralinga, lifted the veil of secrecy thrown over the British atomic bomb tests in the outback and shocking human experiments in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. His fourth book, Commandos, examined the most daring secret raids behind enemy lines by Australians and New Zealanders in World War II. In 2017 Frank wrote Traitors, an expose on how Australia and its allies betrayed our Anzacs and let Nazi and Japanese war criminals go free. His most recent book is The Scandalous Life of Freddie McEvoy: The true story of the swashbuckling Australian rogue. He can be contacted via his website


Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot. - Errol FlynnPleasure is my business. - Freddie McEvoyan extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched - SUN-HERALD on Frank Walker s GHOST PLATOONthoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account - SUN-HERALD on Frank Walker s GHOST PLATOONone of those great untold stories . . . Walker tells it with verve and excitement and with meticulous attention to detail - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on Frank Walker s THE TIGER MAN OF VIETNAMWalker, and others like him, are doing their country a great service by bringing both the bad and good deeds of Aussie diggers out of the shadows and into the light. - SUNDAY AGE on Frank Walker s GHOST PLATOON'An original and compelling account that succeeds in exposing the subterfuge and myopia of both British and Australian governments - SATURDAY PAPER on Frank Walker s MARALINGA'Demonstrates powerfully why, regardless of the context in which the testing took place, the emotional legacy of Maralinga will linger in the Australian psyche - WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN on Frank Walker s MARALINGA

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