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The essence of patriotism, Trevor Richards

Spies and Revolutionaries: A History of New Zealand Subversion  Graeme Hunt Reed Publishing in association with Waddington Press, $29.99,  ISBN 9780790011400  Rutherford split the atom, Hillary climbed Everest and Kate Sheppard and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union ensured New Zealand…
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No longer young, male or Christian, Margaret McClure

Body, Mind and Spirit: YMCA Auckland Celebrating 150 Years 1855-2005  Colin Taylor Reed Publishing, $69.99, ISBN 0790009862 Auckland’s reputation has been assessed too long in terms of its founding father’s claim that “the whole and entire object of every one…
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The inside story, Stuart Murray

Where’s Waari? A History of the Maori through the Short Story ed Witi Ihimaera Reed Publishing, $29.95, ISBN 0790007355 “Here then are 28 stories,” writes Witi Ihimaera in his introduction to this anthology, “– 28 scenes if you like –…
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Preserving the personal myth, Harry Ricketts

Out On A Limb Martin Crowe Reed Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0 7900 0387 2 Tortured Genius Joseph Romanos Hodder Moa Beckett, $39.95, ISBN 1 86958 187 3 In Anthony Powell’s roman fleuve, A Dance to the Music of Time, the…
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