Alan McCrae Moorehead AO OBE (22 July 1910 - 29 September 1983) was a war correspondent and bestselling historian, most notably of 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. He became a renowned foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express. Writer, world traveller, biographer, essayist, journalist, Moorehead was one of the most successful writers in English of his day. According to the critic Clive James, 'His copy was world-famous ... he was a far better reporter on combat than his friend Ernest Hemingway.'
'A searching, colourful and brilliantly written account of the greatest historical event of modern times, the echoes of which are rolling yet.' -- John Gunther, author of INSIDE U.S.A. and DEATH BE NOT PROUD