The Resource Charles Bean

Charles Bean

Label
Charles Bean
Title
Charles Bean
Statement of responsibility
Ross Coulthart
Title variation
Charles Bean
Title variation remainder
if people really knew: one man's struggle to report the Great War and tell the truth
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joint winner: Prize for Australian History, 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards This award-winning biography is a long overdue reassessment of the iconic Australian war correspondent 'The book I have enjoyed most in recent times has been Ross Coulthart's on the great war correspondent Charles Bean' - Peter FitzSimons, Sun Herald 'Fascinating biography ... strongly recommend it' Hon. Malcolm Turnbull via Twitter Charles Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining on the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe. In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front - and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew? In this timely new biography, Ross Coulthart investigates the untold story behind Bean's jouralistic dilemma - his struggle to tell Australia the truth but also the pressure he felt to support the war and boost morale at home by suppressing what he'd seen. '[Bean] had an obsession with recording the truth and Coulthart has lived up to his legacy in this superb biography' - Tim Hilferty, Adelaide Advertiser 'This is among the best biographies of an Australian historian available, fittingly released during the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the events Bean meticulously recorded.' - Justin Cahill, Booktopiablog
Summary
On the eve of the centenary of Gallipoli, Ross Coulthart tells the real story of the iconic Australian war correspondent. CEW Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining on the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe. In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front - and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew? In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend
Award
Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
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10470677
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ross Coulthart
Dewey number
070.4333092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography & Autobiography / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Charles Bean
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014184
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460700525
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Charles Bean
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014184
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460700525
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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