Author(s): Patrick Lindsay
The Battle for the Kokoda Track is Australia's Alamo. If Gallipoli symbolised the Anzac spirit in WWI, then Kokoda is its WWII equivalent. In August 1942, Kokoda was a killing field. Today, it is hard to imagine what those young men endured for our freedom but the journey gives some clues. The track plays a leading role in the story of Kokoda. It has a character of its own. It is one of the world's most fascinating locations - at once an alluring, challenging obstacle of compelling beauty and yet a foreboding, perilous microcosm of life at its rawest and most savage. In Kokoda Spirit, Patrick Lindsay takes us on a journey that explores the track as it is today and how it was in 1942. With his unique storytelling, he reconnects us with the past while taking us on the gruelling journey that is Kokoda.
After a long career as a print and television journalist, Patrick Lindsay is now a best-selling author and public speaker. THE ESSENCE OF KOKODA, BACK FROM THE DEAD, THE SPIRIT OF THE DIGGER, THE SPIRIT OF KOKODA and COSGROVE: Portrait of a Leader were all best-sellers. Prior to writing fulltime, Patrick had leading roles on the Nine Network's Today, Sunday, Wide World of Sports, Sports Sunday, A Current Affair Summer Edition, and Seven's Today Tonight. Patrick lives in Sydney with his wife, Lisa Cotton. He has three adult children, Nathan, Kate and Sarah.