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The Resource A life in words : collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, Les Carlyon

A life in words : collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, Les Carlyon

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A life in words : collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup
Title
A life in words
Title remainder
collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup
Statement of responsibility
Les Carlyon
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Les Carlyon was one of Australia's greatest journalists and writers. His career in newspapers was stellar, becoming editor of The Age at 33, and going on to become editor in chief of The Herald & Weekly Times. But he was always more about the written word than about management, winning two Walkley Awards and the coveted Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award across a career where he covered everything from politics to horse racing. Yet most Australians will know him as an author, writing books that gave us the very essence of our history and our culture - whether in the trenches of the Western Front, or in the betting ring at Flemington. His epic account of the Gallipoli campaign, Gallipoli (2001), was as ground-breaking in its day as Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, combining incredible research and an ability to capture the human essence with a style that was distinctively his own. Gallipoli went on to sell over 250,000 copies in Australia, and his follow-up book The Great War (2006) won the Prime Ministers Prize for History, and was the 2007 ABIA Book of the Year. The Master (2012), an intimate portrait of Bart Cummings, cemented Les's place as Australia's greatest ever horse racing writer. From Don Bradman to Paul Keating, from Flemington to Flanders, from Henry Lawson to Clive James, A Life in Words is a collection of Les's very best writing, taken from across his career
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NJB
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1942-2019
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Carlyon, Les
Dewey number
A828.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1972-
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Carlyon, Patrick
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  • Carlyon, Les
  • Carlyon, Les
  • Sportswriters
  • Authors, Australian
  • Journalists
  • Australian essays
  • Journalism
  • Australian literature
  • Australian literature
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Label
A life in words : collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, Les Carlyon
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069133925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 450 pages
Isbn
9781760879723
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2021060067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251245869
Label
A life in words : collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, Les Carlyon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069133925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 450 pages
Isbn
9781760879723
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2021060067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1251245869

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