Alan Moorehead





Alan Moorehead

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born
in Melbourne, Australia
July 22, 1910

died
September 29, 1983

gender
male

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Alan Moorehead was lionised as the literary man of action: the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II; author of award winning books; star travel writer of The New Yorker; pioneer publicist of wildlife conservation. At the height of his success, his writing suddenly stopped and when, 17 years later, his death was announced, he seemed a heroic figure from the past. His fame as a writer gave him the friendship of Ernest Hemingway, George Bernard Shaw and Field Marshall Montgomery and the courtship and marriage of his beautiful wife Lucy Milner.

After 1945, he turned to writing books, including Eclipse, Gallipoli (for which he won the Duff Cooper Prize), The White Nile, The Blue Nile, and finally, A Late Education. He was awarded an...more


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The White Nile
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 1960 — 22 editions
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The Blue Nile
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1962 — 13 editions
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Gallipoli
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1956 — 11 editions
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The Russian Revolution
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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Darwin and the Beagle
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1969 — 10 editions
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Cooper's Creek
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1963 — 13 editions
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The Fatal Impact
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1966 — 13 editions
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Desert War: The North Afric...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1959 — 12 editions
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Eclipse
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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No Room in the Ark
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1959 — 8 editions
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