Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Edition

The Making of a Legend

Peter Cochrane
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Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Edition

Published

2 January 2014

ISBN

9780522866032

Pages

320

Weight

344g

Size

197mm x 128mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Edition

The Making of a Legend

Peter Cochrane
Anniversary Edition, new foreword
The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story.
Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the man with the donkey and is the subject of this book, Simpson's 'afterlife', the legend.
The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story.
Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the man with the donkey and is the subject of this book, Simpson's 'afterlife', the legend.

Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane is an historian and novelist based in Sydney. He is an Honorary Associate in History at University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His most recent work is the novel The Making of Martin Sparrow (Penguin/Viking 2018). The Italian edition was published in Rome in March 2019 under the title La Grande Occasione di Martin Sparrow. His most recent work of non-fiction is Best We Forget:

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