The Resource Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish

Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish

Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead
Title
Our man elsewhere
Title remainder
in search of Alan Moorehead
Statement of responsibility
Thornton McCamish
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation... and yet forgotten? In this dazzling book, Thornton McCamish delves into the past to reclaim a remarkable figure, Alan Moorehead. As a reporter, Moorehead witnessed many of the great historical events of the mid-20th century: the Spanish Civil War and both World Wars, Cold War espionage, and decolonisation in Africa. He debated strategy with Churchill and Gandhi, fished with Hemingway, and drank with Graham Greene, Ava Gardner and Truman Capote. As well as being a regular contributor to the New Yorker, in 1956 Moorehead wrote the first significant book about the Gallipoli campaign. With its countless adventures, its touch of jet-set glamour and its tragic arc, Moorehead's story is a beguiling one. Thornton McCamish tells it as a quest -- intimate, perceptive and superbly entertaining. His funny, ardent book reveals an extraordinary Australian and takes its place in a fresh tradition of contemporary biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCamish, Thornton
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Sharpe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharpe, John
  • Queensland Narrating Service
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  • Moorehead, Alan
  • War correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Historians
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3968MP3
  • Print edition published: Black Inc Books, 2016
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251108662
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3968MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Our man elsewhere : in search of Alan Moorehead, Thornton McCamish
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 3968MP3
  • Print edition published: Black Inc Books, 2016
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251108662
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
3968MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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