Download e-book for iPad: Bearing Witness: The remarkable life of Charles Bean, by Peter Rees

By Peter Rees

'Peter Rees has performed what nobody else has controlled: learn the colossal Bean archive and get contained in the head of the main influential determine in Australia's army historical past. Rees's magnificent booklet exhibits how Bean bore witness to Australia's nice War.' - Professor Peter Stanley

'Part subtle army historical past, half tale for a country, Peter Rees presents a hot and deeply relocating portrait of Charles Bean, one of many maximum Australians of the 20 th century.' - Michael McKernan

Charles Bean used to be Australia's maximum and most renowned battle correspondent. he's the journalist who instructed Australia in regards to the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western entrance. he's the historian who did loads to create the Anzac legend and form the rising Australian id within the years after Federation. he's the patriot who used to be principal to the institution of 1 of this country's most crucial cultural associations, the Australian struggle Memorial. but we all know so little approximately him as a guy. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our nationwide biography.

This is the 1st whole portrait of Charles Bean. it's the tale of a boy from Bathurst and his look for fact: within the bush, at the battlefield and within the writing of the professional heritage of Australia's involvement in international struggle I. yet past this, it's a strong and certain exploration of his lifestyles, his accomplishments and a wedding that sustained and enriched him.

Insightful, unforeseen and compelling, Bearing Witness supplies wealthy character to a extraordinary life.

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