By Peter Rees

'Peter Rees has performed what not anyone else has controlled: learn the big Bean archive and get contained in the head of the main influential determine in Australia's army historical past. Rees's excellent e-book exhibits how Bean bore witness to Australia's nice War.' - Professor Peter Stanley

'Part subtle army background, half tale for a kingdom, Peter Rees offers a hot and deeply relocating portrait of Charles Bean, one of many maximum Australians of the 20th century.' - Michael McKernan

Charles Bean used to be Australia's maximum and most famed conflict correspondent. he's the journalist who informed Australia in regards to the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western entrance. he's the historian who did loads to create the Anzac legend and form the rising Australian identification within the years after Federation. he's the patriot who used to be valuable to the institution of 1 of this country's most crucial cultural associations, the Australian warfare Memorial. but we all know so little approximately him as a guy. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our nationwide biography.

This is the 1st entire portrait of Charles Bean. it's the tale of a boy from Bathurst and his look for fact: within the bush, at the battlefield and within the writing of the respectable background of Australia's involvement in global conflict I. yet past this, it's a strong and unique exploration of his existence, his accomplishments and a wedding that sustained and enriched him.

Insightful, unforeseen and compelling, Bearing Witness supplies wealthy character to a notable life.

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