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Author Gustafson, Barry

Title Kiwi Keith : a Biography of Keith Holyoake
Published Chicago : Auckland University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (858 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title Page; Table of Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE : The Young Kiwi, 1904-31; CHAPTER TWO : MP for Motueka, 1932-38; CHAPTER THREE : Motueka to Pahiatua, 1938-49; CHAPTER FOUR : Minister of Agriculture and Deputy Prime Minister, 1949-57; CHAPTER FIVE : Kinloch; CHAPTER SIX : Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister Again, 1957-60; CHAPTER SEVEN : Prime Minister, 1960-72; CHAPTER EIGHT : Social Transformation, 1960-72; CHAPTER NINE : Minister of External Affairs, 1960-72, and the Nuclear Issue; CHAPTER TEN : Decolonisation and Africa
CHAPTER ELEVEN : Collective Security and Forward Defence in AsiaCHAPTER TWELVE : Vietnam, 1960-65; CHAPTER THIRTEEN : Vietnam, 1966-72; CHAPTER FOURTEEN : China; CHAPTER FIFTEEN : Britain's Entry to the European Economic Community; CHAPTER SIXTEEN : Holyoake and the Economy, 1960-72; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN : From Prime Minister to Minister of State, 1972-77; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN : Governor-General, 1977-80, and the Final Years, 1980-83; BIBLIOGRAPHY; A, B, C; INDEX; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Copyright
Summary The definitive life story of New Zealand Prime Minister "Kiwi" Keith Holyoake is revealed in this deftly composed exploration of how one man was able to weather complex changes in society to stay in power for more than 11 years. Through his leadership in the 1960s to his position as Governor General in the late 1970s, Holyoake was often derided as pompous and unprincipled, but this biography demonstrates the astute understanding of people and political issues that allowed him to defuse division and preserve order while encouraging gradual and incremental progress. Holyoake's performance as Minister of Foreign Affairs is also examined, including his opposition to nuclear testing and his reluctant commitment to assisting the United States in Vietnam
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Subject Holyoake, K. J.
Holyoake, K. J.
Prime ministers -- New Zealand -- Biography
Elections -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century
International relations.
Politics and government
Prime ministers.
New Zealand -- Politics and government -- 20th century
New Zealand -- Relations
New Zealand.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781775581031