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Rhetoric At The Red Dawn

Scarce NZ first edition in good condition. Binding looks read but tidy with some chipping to lower edge of dust jacket. Spine is sun faded.  Has a name written on first page.

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Meet The Author

These pen portraits of the outstanding personalities on the New Zealand political stage from before the First Worlds War to the second, have an immediacy and a vividness.  This is partly due to the author’s habit of writing letters home every day – recounting events, stories and conversations that struck him as noteworthy, and partly because they were his friends, his colleagues, and his opponents.

These portraits are warm, vital, challenging, often ribaldly amusing ( there are more real belly-laughs in this book than in anything else he has written).  John A Lee lived in, and through tempestuous days; he writes whit vigour.

Old issues, fiercely contested in their day, tend to be forgotten.  John A Lee makes them live again.  As he says “the Wet/Dry-Catholic/Protestant period had to be lived through to be believed”.

Publisher

Collins UK

Publication date

1965

Edition

UK First

Format

Hardback

Language

English

Condition

Good