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Alan Moorehead

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Alan Moorehead was lionized 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. Then, 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. With exclusive access to unpublished letters and diaries and after extensive interviews with Moorehead's family and friends, Tom Pocock tells the story of the young Australian whose fame as a writer gave him the friendship of Ernest Hemingway, George Bernard Shaw and Field Marshall Montgomery and whose courtship and marriage to the beautiful Lucy Milner is reflected in a remarkable sequence of love letters. In this biography Moorehead appears as a man with a great appetite for experience and the ability to convey it, worthy of the epic times in which he lived.

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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.

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