We know of Charles Bean as a war correspondent and official historian of World War I, but we don't really know Bean the man. This book changes that and rightly gives Bean his proper place in history.
Peter Rees has been a journalist for forty years. He is the author of several books including Desert Boys, Anzac Girls and Lancaster Men.
'Peter Rees has done what no one else has managed: read the vast Bean archive and get inside the head of the most influential figure in Australia's military history. Rees's superb book shows how Bean bore witness to Australia's Great War.' - Prof. Peter Stanley, UNSW Canberra. 'Part sophisticated military history, part story for a nation, Peter Rees provides a warm and deeply moving portrait of Charles Bean, one of the greatest Australians of the twentieth century.' - Michael McKernan