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Breaking Ranks
 

Breaking Ranks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McNeish, James

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Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a ju...dge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin. All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price. The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster. New Zealand seems to have the knack of neutralising those who try to foist moral greatness on their countrymen, James McNeish writes. In Breaking Ranks, the author celebrates three brave men whose guiding spirit - subversion? anarchy? - challenges our assumptions of what it is to be a good New Zealander.
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ISBN 9781775540908
Published NZ 27 Mar 2017
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775540908
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 27 Mar 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McNeish, James
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 920.71
Weight 362g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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