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Lipstick, ice cream and bombs, Trevor Richards

Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age Rebecca Priestley Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781869407278 In April 1960, thousands of Aucklanders and Wellingtonians flocked to their ports to welcome the USS Halibut. For the New Zealand Herald, the…
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Cheerful, funny and popular, Trevor Richards

Man for All Seasons: The Life and Times of Ken Douglas  David Grant Random House, $45.00, ISBN 9781869793890   In Man for All Seasons: The Life and Times of Ken Douglas we have as the central character a trade unionist…
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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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Volunteer photographers abroad, Paul Thompson

New Zealand Abroad – The story of VSA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Trevor Richards, Jeremy Rose, Margot Schwass (photographs: Bruce Connew, Nicola Dove, Bryn Evans, David Gurr, Gil Hanly, Louise Hyatt, Glenn Jowitt, Terry O’Connor) Bridget Williams…
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Blowing the whistle on the past, Russell Marshall

Human Rights and Sporting Contacts: New Zealand Attitudes to Race Relations in South Africa 1921-1994 Malcolm Templeton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 170 0 Dancing on our Bones: New Zealand, South Africa, Rugby and Racism Trevor Richards Bridget…
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