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ISBN: 1569471649
Author: Alan Moorehead
Language: English
Publisher: Soho Press (July 1, 2003)
Pages: 300
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 783
Size Fb2: 1955 kb
Size ePub: 1938 kb
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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.

A renowned Australian-born WWII correspondent vividly describes his experiences accompanying the Allied invasion of Europe and the final defeat of Hitler. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Comments:

Survivors
Eclipse is a thought provoking read about the last months of the war in Europe from Normandy to the surrender of the Germans, Moorhead takes us from Sicily to the ruins of Berlin.

Here is a man that is not only a great correspendent but one that is extremely well connected and so was able to provide some wonderfull insights. This book, along with his other writings at the time provide.s first hand accounts of the second world war and insights about events that have challenged the historical view that I have been exposed to.

Most interesting in this book was the reaction to the liberation
Pedora
Definitely this is an extraordinary work by an outstanding author. I have one reservation though: you can appreciate the work only if you are tenacious enough to read the whole book. The skill of the author becomes evident from the first few pages. However, up to the last part of the book I asked myself why an author of such a skill would waste his time on dwelling on the primitive problem of boredom. Nevertheless, the writing was so remarkable that I made myself read the book to the end, hoping that the ending will be worth it. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.

The following features seem most prominent to me:
- Banville knows when and how to peak the interest of the reader to make it possible for you to last through a purposefully uneventful story. I have no doubts that he would be able to keep reader's interest throughout the whole narration if he wanted to. However, the aura of slight boredom seems to be pre-calculated and necessary for the culmination.

- The exact issues, emotions and personalities brought to life in the book, may have nothing to do with your particular experiences. But the book touches you on a very deep personal level, stirring thoughts and emotions and leaving you with a sensation of a bliss (half hysterical of course).

In my mind it is humiliating for Banville to be compared to any other author: he is quite a master by himself. So the following string of names is just to bring up associations. If you liked reading any of the following authors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Heinrich Boell, Marcel Proust, Aldous Huxley, John Dos Passos, and of course Banville's famed predecessor, James Joyce, you have a high chance to enjoy the "Eclipse".
Nakora
Eclipse is a captivatingly lush novel. Telling a poignant story, the language and writing is rich and regal. Banville’s mastery of the craft and his lush style makes one savor every passage he invents. It is very fine literary wine.
Niwield
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. If you have either book you should buy the other. Any one with an historical interesr in these years and events or who is a fan of Mooreheads' writing will enjoy this book. His account of the fighting at Villers Bocage put a whole different interpetation on that action compared to a televised account and a passage in Alexander McKees'Last Round Against Rommel' Battle of the Normandy Beaches.
Owomed
The book is extremely well written and a pleasure to read. It is a very engaging account of the war by a British jouranlist.
The reprinting of the book is almost laughable. A third grader could have produced a better product on an old xerox machine running out of ink.
Type changes size from page to page and type is cut off at the bottom of pages.
This fine piece of writing deserves better.
Shem
Beautifully written with wonderful imagery of places, people and events but a maudlin novel that I found to be bore. Sorry. This author is one of my favorite artists, but like all artists he cannot be consistently brilliant.
Anayaron
Great read. Consumed with Shroud and Ancient Light.
Wonderful, lyrical style - hard to put down.
Would recommend entire series to a book club.
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but I thought this book was vague, poorly structured, self-indulgently verbose with periods of almost hallucinatory rambling. The main character, actually all the characters, were unlikeable and lacked substance, and the little mysterious subplot of the daughter's history and suicide wasn't enough to make me care very much. I should try another Banville novel before I pass final judgment but I wouldn't recommend this one.

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