Alan Moorehead was lionised as a literary man of action: the most famous war correspondent of the Second World War; Drawing on Moorehead's diaries and correspondence, as well as interviews with his family and friends, Tom Pocock tells the story of a thrilling, but ultimately tragic, life.
Alan Moorehead was lionised as a literary man of action: the most famous war correspondent of the Second World War; the award-winning and best-selling author of books that vividly combin adventure and hisotry; the star travel-writer of the New Yorker; and a pioneer advocate of wildlife conservation. Drawing on Moorehead's diaries and correspondence, as well as interviews with his family and friends, Tom Pocock tells the story of a thrilling, but ultimately tragic, life.
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"Pocock's biography is excellent...it would be hard to thing of a better guide to the life of a Second World War correspondent" -- Frank McLynn * Sunday Telegraph * "This is a model biography" * London Review of Books * "Pocock's book is as significant for the issues it broaches about war reporting as for its chronicle of Moorehead's life...it is important reading" * Independent * "No one has captured better the war correspondent's trade" * Spectator *
About Tom Pocock
Since the end of the Second World War when, at the age of nineteen, he was the youngest war correspondent, Tom Pocock has been a Fleet Street journalist. On the staff of The Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and finally the Evening Standard, he travelled widely and reported a number of wars, recording his experiences in two volumes of memoirs: 1945: The Dawn Came Up Like Thunder (1983) and East and West of Suez (1986). He is the author of eight other books, mostly biographies, one of which, Horatio Nelson, was chosen as a runner-up for the Whitbread Award for Biography in 1988.
Alan Moorehead by Tom Pocock
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