Bearing witness : the remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent / Peter Rees. Bearing witness : the remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent

Collection type Library
Author Rees, Peter, 1948-, author.;
Call Number 070.4333092 R328b
Document type Monograph
Year 2015. 2015. 015.
Pagination xix, 548 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm.
Publisher Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin,
Note Record machine-generated from publisher information. Includes bibliography (pages 528-534) and index. Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the man who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the man who created the Anzac legend. He is the man who was absolutely central to the creation of this country's most important cultural institution, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about the real man. Bean was not just a key figure in the telling of Australia's military history but also in the shaping of the emerging Austr alian identity in the years after Federation.
Place made Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Crows Nest, NSW :
Abstract

Machine generated contents note: pt. One THE EARLY YEARS -- 1.Here, My Son -- 2.Waterloo -- 3.Tempering steel -- 4.Moral stance -- 5.The lure of the pen -- 6.Seeds of the myth -- 7.The cub -- 8.The Sydney passenger -- 9.Moral certainty -- 10.Agent of chan ge -- pt. Two THE WAR YEARS -- 11.The booted heel -- 12.A hell of a time -- 13.Play the game -- 14.Digging in -- 15.Sideshow -- 16.Boosting a reputation -- 17.The non-combatant -- 18.Brothers in arms -- 19.General failure -- 20.The workhorse and the gadfl y -- 21.A question of discipline -- 22.Counting the bullets -- 23.A new prism -- 24.A monumental folly -- 25.The giant mincing machine -- 26.The war gets personal -- 27.No way out -- 28.Good will not come of it -- 29.Self doubt -- 30.British impetuosity - - 31.Bean does a Murdoch -- 32.A change of focus -- 33.Cultural stereotyping -- 34.The juggler -- 35.War on a different front -- 36.An assessment of character -- 37.An ill-judged intervention -- 38.And so it is peace -- Contents note continued: pt. Three AFTER THE NIGHTMARE -- 39.The bush backwater -- 40.The Nipper -- 41.Bluff and double bluff -- 42.Censorship, tragedy and farce -- 43.In his own hands -- 44.The ghastly spectre -- 45.The straight line -- 46.About turn -- 47.Back among old Diggers.

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