Free talk: Antony Beevor in conversation at the Australian War Memorial FULLY BOOKED
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Join Antony Beevor, one of the world's foremost military historians, for an engaging and illuminating discussion on his approach to researching and writing military history, including some fresh perspectives from his latest book, The Second World War. Leading the conversation will be Professor Robin Prior of the University of Adelaide.
Location: BAE Systems Theatre, Australian War Memorial
Entry via Western Courtyard Gallery
Bookings essential (before 31 August): phone +61 (02) 6243 4473
A selection of Antony Beevor’s books will be on sale at the event, and the author will be available for signings.
Some reviewers’ comments:
“No one knows better than Beevor how to translate the dry stuff of military history into human drama of the most vivid and moving kind.”
MAX HASTINGS, Sunday Times
“Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history.”
DAVID EDGAR, Guardian
“This is a splendid book, erudite, with an admirable clarity of thought and expression. For a summary of the Second World War ... the general reader would need look no further.”
ROGER MOORHOUSE, Independent
About the author:
Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris: After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin: The Downfall, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award; The Battle for Spain; The Mystery of Olga Chekhova; and D-Day, which received the RUSI Westminster Medal. His books have appeared in 30 languages and sold more than five million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Kent and Bath and is visiting professor of Birkbeck College, London, and the University of Kent. His latest book, The Second World War, was released in June.
Antony Beevor is the inaugural Boeing Visiting Fellow at the Australian War Memorial’s history conference, “Kokoda: Beyond the Legend”, on (6–7 September 2012), and he will deliver the keynote address.
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