The Resource His way : a biography of Robert Muldoon/, Barry Gustafson

His way : a biography of Robert Muldoon/, Barry Gustafson

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His way : a biography of Robert Muldoon/
Title
His way
Title remainder
a biography of Robert Muldoon/
Statement of responsibility
Barry Gustafson
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Language
eng
Summary
Robert Muldoon was Prime Minister of New Zealand for eight and a half years (1975-1984) and Minister of Finance for fifteen years (1967-72 and 1975-84) during one of the most difficult periods in the country's history. He was the dominant figure in New Zealand's political life over the last half century and one of its most controversial and divisive politicians. This major 'authorised' biography has occupied Professor Gustafson for ten years; it has been extensively researched and long awaited. From the opening chapters with their revealing account of Muldoon's childhood, His Way is gripping reading and will be of wide interest. The chapters on the calling of the 1984 election and on the currency crisis immediately after the election, for example, break new ground. Gustafson's view of Muldoon is fair and tolerant without either anger or sentimentality. It sees him as a champion of ordinary people, a skilled politician determined to preserve the world he had inherited, and an autocratic leader whose vision over time became anachronistic and inflexible. His Way is also, and inevitably, a picture of the changing political landscape from the 1940s to the 1980s, turbulent times very different from the years of depression and war in which Muldoon grew up and which so powerfully shaped his values and perspectives. The book is based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself and on interviews with political colleagues, civil servants, family and friends; it is rich with telling detail and revealing anecdote. Gustafoson's masterly biography provides for the first time a detached and detailed assessment of an extraordinary political figure
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MPP
Dewey number
  • 993.037092
  • 923.293
Literary form
non fiction
His way : a biography of Robert Muldoon/, Barry Gustafson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 523-540) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
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24 cm.
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x, 545 pages
Isbn
9781869402365
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unmediated
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Media type code
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(Sirsi) MH_53351

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