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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Eclipse was the code name given by the Allies to their last operation of the war in Europe-the occupation of Germany. Alan Moorehead's original intention was to chronicle the collapse of German Europe sociologically and politically.
Alan McCrae Moorehead, AO, OBE (22 July 1910 – 29 September 1983) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962). Australian-born, he lived in England, and Italy, from 1937. Alan Moorehead was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at Scotch College, with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Alan Moorehead (Author). Having owned Mooreheads' Desert War trilogy for some years, and having read several short excerpts from Eclipse I found this book to be just what I wanted. Any one with an historical interesr in these years and events or who is a fan of Mooreheads' writing will enjoy this book.
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.
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Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. This book is incredibly "readable" - that is it is in journalistic style.
Alan Moorehead was a newspaper correspondent in World War II, celebrated as a master of reportage. Eclipse by Alan Moorehead. Published by Thriftbooks. It is authentic - dates from WWII when the American and British troops drove into Italy, France and Germany offensively. It has so many interesting chapters it is truly a "page turner. Only one regret - it ends too soon.
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It is a book of excellent reporting, penetrative observation, and gives more than one clue to the chaos of those times, for the intimate knowledge and the personal experiences of the actual events are vivid and memorable. For an overall picture, this, to date, is worthy coverage. Here, with all the military strategy and importance, are the various phases of collapse, from the political to the emotional, the setbacks, the carry-through, the results of the successes. It is a book of excellent reporting, penetrative observation, and gives more than one clue to the chaos of those times, for the intimate knowledge and the personal experiences of the actual events are vivid and memorable.