Author: Peter Rees
First complete portrait of Charles Bean - war correspondent and official historian of World War I. Captures and portrays the essence of the man, his work, his influence on Australian history, and how Australians have seen themselves in the century since the Great War. Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Bean is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country's most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness changes that omission in our national biography. It is the story of a boy from Bathurst and his search for truth: in the bush, on the battlefield and in the writing of the official history of Australia's involvement in World War I. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed exploration of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him.Insightful, unexpected and compelling, Bearing Witness gives rich personality to a remarkable life.
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Allen & Unwin Crows Nest 2015 1st edition. Card covers trade paperback size 548pp b&w plates. New book. Signed by the author.
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