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'A perceptive and fascinating account of an exceptionally talented man' - Scotland on Sunday

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.

Reviews

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

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

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  • Alan Moorehead
    Tom Pocock

    Paperback

    9780712650311

    September 27, 1991

    Pimlico

    320 pages

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    9781446468029

    April 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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