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    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
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459672468
    Publisher
    Penguin Random House New Zealand
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    12-Oct-2013

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