Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments

The Crossroad

Mark Donaldson


PUBLISHED: 1st November 2013
ISBN: 9781742612287
ANNOTATION:
A revealing and frank memoir from Mark Donaldson: the first Australian since 1969 to be decorated with the Victoria Cross.
The Crossroad
$26.59
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 2 to 4 days
From Sydney (AU)
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
PUBLISHED: 1st November 2013
ISBN: 9781742612287
ANNOTATION:
A revealing and frank memoir from Mark Donaldson: the first Australian since 1969 to be decorated with the Victoria Cross.

Annotation

A revealing and frank memoir from Mark Donaldson: the first Australian since 1969 to be decorated with the Victoria Cross.

Publisher Description

When Mark Donaldson was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2009, he was the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery since Keith Payne's medal in 1969. Mark showed extraordinary courage when he rescued an Afghan interpreter under heavy fire during a bloody ambush in Afghanistan. Something about Mark's modesty and quiet determination struck a chord with the Australian public, because in 2010 he was voted Young Australian of the Year. Mark's journey to that crucial decision in Afghanistan, where he chose to risk his own life to save another's, is almost as extraordinary as the act itself. He was rebellious child and teenager, even before the death of his father - a Vietnam veteran - when Mark was in his mid-teens. A few years later, Mark's mother was murdered, although her body has never been found. Mark's path could so easily have turned to a life of alcohol abuse, self-destructiveness and petty crime. But Mark pulled himself together and chose a different road - the army. It was his salvation and he found himself a natural soldier, progressing unerringly to the very peak of the Australian military: the SAS. From teenage rebellion to the stark realities of combat in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan, Mark's book is the frank and compelling story of a man turning his destiny around by sheer determination and strength of mind.

Author Biography

Mark Donaldson was awarded the VC in 2009. He is the first Australian to receive this honour since 1969. He was also the Young Australian of the Year in 2010. He is still a serving member of the SAS.

Prizes

Winner of ABIA Biography of the Year 2014

Product Details

Author
Mark Donaldson
Publisher
Pan Macmillan Australia
Year
2013
ISBN-10
1742612288
ISBN-13
9781742612287
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2013-11-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
A Story of Life, Death and the SAS
Pages
432