Based on true events Letters from the emu war tells the story of the great emu war of 1932 from the unique perspective of those who won. (Spoiler alert: It was the emus.) The book follows a number of fictional characters including Edward R Long-toe, the leader of the Mob and William J Whistlebeak, a researcher/historian as they travel west in search of food and inevitably find themselves in war. The story is told entirely through letters, Journals and newspaper articles. It's a book like no other based on a true event like no other.