"Hudson Fysh" by Grantlee Kieza tells the extraordinary life of the World War I hero who founded Qantas and gave Australia its wings.
Hudson Fysh was a decorated World War I hero who not only founded Australia’s national airline, Qantas, but steered it for almost half a century from its humble beginnings with two rickety biplanes to the age of the jumbo jets.
More than anyone, Fysh shaped the way that Australians saw the world.
It is a fascinating, lively and thoroughly researched portrait of a modest, resolute family man who changed the way that millions of Australians saw the world; an Aussie war hero and innovator whose courage and grit helped him transform a little bush airline into a global giant.
Award-winning journalist Grantlee Kieza OAM held senior editorial positions at the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and the Courier-Mail for many years. He is a Walkley Award finalist and the author of twenty acclaimed books, including the recent bestsellers Lawson, Banks, Macquarie, Banjo, Mrs Kelly and Monash. Grantlee lives in Brisbane.
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