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              Books by James McNeish

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              Breaking Ranks
               

              Breaking Ranks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McNeish, James

              • RRP: $35.00
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              "This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. 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"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775540908
              Published NZ 27 Mar 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              An Albatross Too Many
               

              An Albatross Too Many (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McNeish, James

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              This is the "long awaited" sequel to "As For the Godwits" in which the author returns to the remote headland community of Te Kuaka without roads, power and phone, and with only intermittent access.

              ISBN 9780908990559
              Published NZ 1 Dec 1998
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              Touchstones
                 

              Touchstones (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By McNeish, James

              • RRP: $44.99
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              A memoir that is at once a self - portrait, a hymn to a vanishing New Zealand, and a record of a varied cast of influential people. A young man leaves home as a deckhand on a Norwegian freighter, to travel the world. He returns to New Zealand changed almost beyond recognition. Al...ong the way he meets nine people who influence his life and help ma...
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              ISBN 9781459657601
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2013
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-tung
                 

              Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-tung (Paperback, Large Print 16 pt)

              By McNeish, James

              • RRP: $89.99
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              The true story of five talented young men in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse - Tung. 'Altogether they knew five wars, three revolutions and - in the case of Ian Milner, accused in the Cold War of being a spy - a slander.' Regarded by one critic as 'the best book published... in New Zealand in the last twenty years', this is a fascinating st...
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              ISBN 9781459672208
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2013
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              The Crime of Huey Dunstan
                 

              The Crime of Huey Dunstan (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McNeish, James

              How do I describe him? Bubbly, mischievous. Surly, uncooperative. Happy-go-lucky, straightforward. Devious, calculating? Professor Chesney - Ches for short - recalls a court case in which he was an expert witness. At its centre is Huey Dunstan, a young man accused of murdering a ...taxi driver in cold blood. Ches, called in to try to determine the motivation behind this uncharacteristic act of violence, is at first baffled by an ordinary, unassuming, polite young man who seems determined at all costs to incriminate himself. The crux of the case involves the twin enigmas of buried memory and provocation, both contentious elements that require risk-taking at the edge of New Zealand law. But Ches is no foreigner to dilemmas of this kind: he is a trained psychologist, specialising in trauma, and he is blind. This is a compelling, beautifully written novel. It is both emotionally engaging and thought-provoking - an important insight into the workings of the law . . . and of humanity. 'A tale told with such beguiling modesty that its toughness, maturity and emotional power will take you by surprise.' Helen Garner
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              ISBN 9781869793166
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              Published NZ 18 Jun 2010
              Publisher Penguin
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              Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung
                 

              Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McNeish, James

              This is a story based on letters, diaries and interviews in several countries. It is the story of a group of Rhodes scholars, five young men - James Bertram, Geoffrey Cox, Dan Davin, Ian Milner, John Mulgan - caught up in the turmoil of their times: Spain, Hitler's Germany, Greec...e and North Africa, Eastern Europe, China. They left New Zealand in the thirties for "the dreaming spires" of Oxford. War intervened. Only one returned. Reviews of books by James McNeish: "What unifies his books is that they all focus on the place where politics and personal morality meet, whether it is with Mackenzie and Amos Polson in nineteenth century Canterbury, G.M. Smith in Northland, Jack Lovelock in Berlin, Danilo Dolci in Sicily ..." - Lawrence Jones, Journal of NZ Literature "James McNeish is a marvel. Those of us who knew him when he had published nothing but newspaper reports are repeatedly surprised by the breadth and power of his work." - Ted Reynolds, NZ Listener James McNeish has published over 20 books and plays, including LOVELOCK and THE MACKENZIE AFFAIR. He knew four of the subjects of his book and had a similar life overseas, though he now lives in New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9781869796624
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              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello
                 

              The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McNeish, James

              Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy? Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's 'most brilliant linguist and ablest foreign envoy'. The man who ...alerted the West to Soviet possession of the atom bomb. The first Allied diplomat to enter and report on the Nazi death camps at the end of the war. General Freyberg's favourite Intelligence officer. This masterful biography explores the truth behind the rumours and reveals a fascinating man.
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              ISBN 9781775530350
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              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Penguin
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              Seelenbinder: the Athlete Who Defied Hitler
               

              Seelenbinder: the Athlete Who Defied Hitler (Paperback)

              By McNeish, James

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              An Olympic athlete has been enlisted to expose Hitler and his war aims.

              ISBN 9780947493011
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2016
              Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
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              My Name is Paradiso
               

              My Name is Paradiso (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McNeish, James

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              In July 1943, David Mulberry, New Zealand born scholar, archaeologist, British officer, is parachuted into Sicily with the Allied forces and disappears. Twenty years later his son arrives to search for him and solve the riddle of his presumed death.

              ISBN 9780908990276
              Published NZ 1 Jul 1995
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              Lovelock
                

              Lovelock (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By McNeish, James

              • RRP: $59.99
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              A classic fictionalised biography of the enigmatic Olympic athlete Jack Lovelock. Jack Lovelock has been called the first modern athlete. He became famous internationally when he broke the world record to take the gold medal in the 1500 metres event at the Berlin Olympic Games in... 1936. His unexpected victory against 'the greatest field of milers...
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              ISBN 9781459672321
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2013
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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