'From Horse and Carts to Sputniks' is Released

'From Horse and Carts to Sputniks' is Released


As a septuagenarian, Phillip J. Noonan has worlds of stories to tell. In his new book, he shares some of these stories and gives voice to the struggles and triumphs of his generation. Readers will discover a treasure trove of wisdom and insights in the author's remarkable journey "From Horse and Carts to Sputniks."

Noonan was born in Cobar, New South Wales, in 1939. In his memoir, he looks back to some of the experiences that made his life story more exciting and meaningful. As the honest and compelling narrator, he guides readers on a fascinating journey through the Land Down Under, from his birthplace of Cobar to Winbar Station to hunting sprees with his family and finally to where he is today - a place of thoughtful recollection and gratitude.

"From Horse and Carts to Sputniks" has something to offer to every reader, there is humor, real-life adventure, poignant insight and thought-provoking reflections. Above all, Noonan's story reveals the indomitable human spirit.

Filled with hard-won wisdom and humor, "From Horse and Carts to Sputniks" is an immersive reading experience that will entertain and inspire at equal measures. It is compelling, insightful and most of all it is true.

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About the Author
Phillip J. Noonan was born in Cobar on June 12, 1939. When he was two weeks old, he and his mother moved to Winbar Station where his father was breaking in brumbies for saddle stock horses.

From Horse and Carts to Sputniks * by Phillip J. Noonan
My First Eighteen and a Half Years
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$45.77; 238 pages; 9781493134397
Trade Hardback; AU$76.29; 238 pages; 9781493134380
e-book; AU$3.99; 9781493134403

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