The mind of Norman Bethune
contains the most important and
revealing writings of Norman Bethune. Illustrated with over 100
contemporary photographs The Mind of Norman Bethune
uncovers one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of
the 20th century.
Bethune''s distinctive place in modern history is now fully
acknowledged. As a Montreal surgeon in the Great Depression,
Bethune was drawn to left-wing politics. Determined to act on his
beliefs, he went to Spain at the outbreak of its Civil War,
and set up the first ever mobile blood transfusion service for the
Loyalist forces which operated in the thick of the fighting. In
1937, Dr. Bethune journeyed to China and aided Mao Zedong''s forces
who were then under attack by the Japanese.
Bethune was a complex, volatile man. His interests were many and
political, literary and artistic. In this unique and engaging
collection, the development of a most passionate and paradoxical
man is finally revealed.