Baker, Mark: Phillip Schuler: The remarkable life of one of Australia’s greatest war correspondents

Baker, Mark

Phillip Schuler: The Remarkable Life of One of Australia’s Greatest War Correspondents, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2016

A biography of The Age war correspondent, who reported unofficially from Egypt in 1914-15, spent time at Gallipoli, producing two ground-breaking books on the campaign, then enlisted in the AIF and was killed on the Western Front in 1917. The book unpicks some of his private life as well as his journalism and his battles with official constraints.

The book is reviewed for Honest History by Kristen Alexander. Extracts from the book have appeared in Inside Story and the Sydney Morning Herald and Baker has written about Schuler previously here and talked about him on the ABC and at the launch of the book (and a longer version including Les Carlyon). There is biodata on Schuler here and here. Extract about the Murdoch letter.

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