by Roland Perry
William Heinemann Australia, 1988, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0855611065
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has small chips and tears at the back and is curled at top (see photographs)
'Bertrand Russell called him 'the greatest historian of our time'. To Richard Hughes, the doyen of foreign reporters in Asia, he was 'one of the best and bravest correspondents I've ever known.'
Burchett made history with his scoop on the devastation of Hiroshima. in the face of official cover-ups, he revealed the after effects of the bomb in his dramatic eye-witness story: I Write This As A Warning To The World. he smuggled Jews out of Nazi Germany in 1938, risked assassination to help friends in Pol Pot's Kampuchea in 1980; he always battled to give another view.
In this gripping account of Burchett's life and trial, Roland Perry brings to life the story of an extraordinary, and puzzling, man.'