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The Resource Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish

Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish

Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead
Title
Our man elsewhere
Title remainder
in search of Alan Moorehead
Statement of responsibility
Thornton McCamish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation . . . and yet forgotten? In this dazzling book, Thornton McCamish delves into the past to reclaim a remarkable figure, Alan Moorehead. As a reporter, Moorehead witnessed many of the great historical events of the mid-20th century: the Spanish Civil War and both world wars, Cold War espionage, and decolonisation in Africa. He debated strategy with Churchill and Gandhi, fished with Hemingway, and drank with Graham Greene, Ava Gardner and Truman Capote. As well as being a regular contributor to the New Yorker, in 1956 Moorehead wrote the first significant book about the Gallipoli campaign. With its countless adventures, its touch of jet-set glamour and its tragic arc, Moorehead's story is a beguiling one. Thornton McCamish tells it as a quest – intimate, perceptive and superbly entertaining. His funny, ardent book reveals an extraordinary Australian and takes its place in a fresh tradition of contemporary biography
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non Fiction, 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
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10513221
Cataloging source
ANL
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McCamish, Thornton
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Moorehead, Alan
  • War correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Historians
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
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in search of Alan Moorehead
Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056517008
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781863958271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930556188
Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056517008
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781863958271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930556188

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