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King, Jonathan

Editore: Bolinda Audio, 2012
ISBN 10: 1743181566 / ISBN 13: 9781743181560
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Titolo: Gallipoli

Casa editrice: Bolinda Audio

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

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Riassunto: Landing on the beach at Gallipoli, Alec Campbell, aged 16, looked more like a 12-year-old in his big brother's uniform. An Australian country boy caught up in a war he knew little about, on a peninsula he couldn't even spell, he eluded snipers as he carried water up the line to the trenches above Anzac Cove. Eventually he succumbed to illness and was evacuated to Cairo. Back home again, he went bush as a drover and jackaroo, but Gallipoli had opened his eyes to the iniquities of war and of Empire, and the Depression reinforced his political radicalisation. He became an active unionist, a socialist and a committed republican. Living with the injury he sustained at Gallipoli, he devoted much of his working life to helping others with disabilities. Alec Campbell, who went to war for adventure and lived to become a national icon, epitomises the Aussie larrikin and reluctant hero.

L'autore: PETER FITZSIMONS is journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald and a television presenter and reporter. He speaks four languages, used to play rugby for Australia while the individuals he has interviewed range from George Bush and Sir Edmund Hillary to Jamie Oliver, Jodie Foster and Diego Maradona. He is also Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last decade. His books include Kokoda, Tobruk, Batavia and most recently, Ned Kelly.He lives with his wife, 'Today Show' co-host Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney.

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