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Charles Bean

by Ross Coulthart

CEW Bean’s wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining on the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe.

In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front – and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew?

In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend.

About Ross Coulthart

Part of the team on Channel 7's Sunday Night, Ross is one of Australia's foremost investigative journalists. He's won a Logie and five Walkley journalism awards including the Gold Walkley. Ross has previously reported for Four Corners, Sixty Minutes and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is the author of two previous bestsellers.


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