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The Yanks in New Zealand, Andrew Mason

Brief Encounter Jock Phillips, Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, $29.95 United States Forces in New Zealand 1942-45 Denys Bevan, self-published, Kakanui Post Shop, $39.95 The Yanks Are Coming Harry Bioletti, Century Hutchinson, 1989, out of print It is fifty

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Sacrificing the personal for the political, Jock Phillips

Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout  Jane Tolerton, Penguin Books, $39.95 Ettie Rout has been known to us primarily as the woman who stood on the platform in Paris during the Great War and handed out anti-VD kits to soldiers

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Issue 07 Summer 1992

  Volume 2, Number 3, Issue 7, Summer 1992 Editorial Andrew Mason: “The Challenge Continues” Letters 15 writers: “You must read this”: Best books (comment) Keri Hulme: John Puhiatau Pule, The Shark that Ate the Sun (Ko a Mago ne Kal

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Christmas crackers, Celia Dunlop

This selection of good New Zealand books worth considering for children at Christmas is made from titles which have appeared or won awards in the last year. The choice was based on the book’s overall quality, potential pleasure as a

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Simple fact or subtle fiction? William Broughton

The Quick World, Autobiography Volume 3 Lauris Edmond, Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 The Quick World completes Lauris Edmond’s promised autobiographical trilogy, and documents the most recent 15 or so years of her life. I find that I have come more and

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The woman question, Patricia Sargison

Kate Sheppard: A Biography. The fight for women‘s votes in New Zealand: the life of the woman who led the struggle Judith Devaliant, Penguin, $34.95 Recognition of the role Kate Sheppard played in New Zealand history has been slow, and

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Imported and adapted, Gavin McLean

The Chapman Legal Family Peter Spiller, Victoria University Press, $39.95 Waikato law professor Peter Spiller’s book examines the legal careers of Henry Samuel Chapman and his two sons, Frederick, the first New Zealand-born Supreme Court judge, and Martin, founder of

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The fall of a decent joker, Michael Gifkins

The Autobiography of My Father Martin Edmond, Auckland University Press, $29.95 There is an entry in the book of New Zealand literary politics which reads: Edmond, Trevor, schoolteacher, husband of Lauris, poet (late-flowering); father of (inter alia) Martin, scriptwriter, see

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Reading pictures, Jane Clendon

Colonial Constructs: European Images of Maori 1840-1914 Leonard Bell, Auckland University Press, $69.95 The language of art historical discourse has become more complex and demanding since Leonard Bell published his first book, The Maori in European Art, in 1980. Now, it

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