Denny Neave et al (Eds)
Big Sky Publishing 2019
Hardback 264pp $69.99
Reviewer: Neville Taylor, May 2019
Big Sky Publishing has produced a superb coffee table tribute and momento to the Invictus Games held in Sydney in October 2018. Many Australians were spellbound by the images they saw on television, and now some of these have they have been preserved in print form.
The poem Invictus, written by William Ernest Henley in 1875 and first published in 1888 inspired the naming of the games for those servicemen and women physically and mentally damaged whilst serving their country. Almost 500 from eighteen countries competed in eleven sports and description of the events lead into the stories of many of our Australian competitors’ background, struggles and recent successes in life.
As Australia’s largest producer of military books, with this excellent publication Big Sky continues to make its presence felt in the literary sphere.
The RUSI – Vic library thanks the publisher for providing this work for review.