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    Howard Kippenberger
    Howard Kippenberger
    Dauntless Spirit
    Thoughtful and meaty biography of Sir Howard Kippenberger - New Zealand hero and all - round 'good bloke'. Sir Howard Kippenberger is widely acknowledged as the ideal of a New Zealand citizen - soldier and our foremost soldier - scholar; a country lawyer and provincial intellectual who became a national figure as New Zealanders made the transition from colonials to a forthright nationhood. As a military leader, editor and author he was one of the prime movers in that process. His democratic style of leadership reflected the ethos of a new nation - active, competent and engaged in the world in its own right, no longer a dependency of Britain. A second - generation New Zealander, born in 1897, his military career was probably unique in that he was a 19 year old private soldier in one war and emerged in the next as the commander of choice of what was in effect a national army - the 2nd NZ Division - whenever the British - born (and trained) Bernard Freyberg was absent. Kip was never a regular officer; a part - time Territorial soldier in peacetime, with no formal British staff training, he stood in the line of the New Zealand self - made man. Hard - boiled ordinary New Zealanders at war truly admired and respected him, not only for his mastery of the business of fighting but because he was known for a very real and deep rapport with his soldiers and concern for their welfare; he ''made men realise that here was one who thought more of them than of himself.''
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    UK£ 24.99

    Book Author
    Denis Mclean
    Genre Biography & Autobiography
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Penguin Random House New Zealand
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