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The History Makers: Adventures in New Zealand Biography by Vaughan Yarwood

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THE HISTORY MAKERS is a journey into New Zealand's past. In this selection of biographical portraits, Vaughan Yarwood has chosen people who have left their mark on our history and national character, New Zealanders who, above all, have been motivated by a compelling passion. Their interests and achievements span a broad range of endeavour, from aviation to politics, from ecology to religious ministry. Included areSr Mary Aubert Jean BattenJames K Baxter Governor George GreyHerbert Guthrie-Smith Sir Edmund HillaryFelix von Luckner Richard PearseJoan WiffenThis personal, almost accidental selection offers a comprehensive, rounded view of each subject's life and work, incorporating the latest scholarship. But it is also a record of one writer's very personal foray into New Zealand's past, highlighting moments of discovery amid a gradual accumulation of revealing detail. Intelligently written and illustrated throughout, THE HISTORY MAKERS shows how all history can be revisited and brought to life again, and confirms that interesting people have at least one thing in common: their lives make good stories.Vaughan Yarwood has an MA in history from Auckland University. A former editor of Management magazine and Associate Editor of New Zealand Geographic, he has written widely for New Zealand and international publications. This 2002 Random House New Zealand Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9781869415419 SKU: 1273132 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.