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  • The Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived to take up land for which they had paid before it had been procured. The King party, one of the earliest... more...

  • The Treaty of Waitangi Companionby Vincent O'Malley; Bruce Stirling; Wally Penetito

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs and Governor Hobson in 1840 it has become the defining document in New Zealand history. From the New Zealand Wars to the 1975 Land March, from the Kingitanga to the Waitangi Tribunal, from Captain Cook to Hone Harawira,The Treaty of Waitangi Companiontells the story of the Treaty and Maori and... more...

  • 'Hauhau'by Paul Clark

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on... more...

  • Coates of the Kaiparaby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878?1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving... more...

  • Die Allied Mobile Force 1961 bis 2002by Bernd Lemke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    The Allied Mobile Force (AMF) was created by NATO to fortify its border regions. Designed as both a deterrent and display of Western solidarity, the AMF was intentionally composed of elite units from nations that did not border the Eastern Bloc (including West Germany). The author analyzes the AMF at the strategic, political, and communicative... more...

  • Final Approachesby Gerald Hensley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Final Approaches is a memoir by a distinguished senior civil servant, written in a tradition of wit, elegance, learning and intelligence more familiar in Europe than in our own literary history. In a career that engaged with international and national dramas at every turn Hensley writes not about himself but about people, the famous and the forgotten;... more...

  • Fish of the Weekby Steve Braunias

    Awa Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    A collection of New Zealand's most celebrated journalist's works, this lascivious selection of Steve Braunias's columns addresses a variety of topics, including the current state of New Zealand steak, the beauty of mangroves, the lunacy of film festivals, the attractions of small towns, the charms of Cambridge University, and the strange habits of... more...

  • His Way: a Biography of Robert Muldoonby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    His Way is the only authorised biography of New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon ? one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. His Way was based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister's official and private papers and... more...

  • Julius Vogelby Raewyn Dalziel

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Julius Vogel (1835?99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled and isolated provinces into a unified nation, he cultivated trade connections and was an advocate of greater colonial autonomy and equal rights... more...

  • Kiwi Keithby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    New Zealand's leading political biographer and author of the bestselling biography of Robert Muldoon now writes a definitive life of another prime minister, Keith Holyoake. One of our great farming politicians, Holyoake was Prime Minister for over eleven years chiefly in the 1960s, Governor General from 1977 to 1980 and an MP for over 40 years. Though... more...