Kiwi Keith: A Biography of Keith Holyoake
Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland University Press. 2007, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 9781869404000). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 420 pages. Illustrations. Sir Keith Holyoake, New Zealand's most successful post-war Prime Minister, has waited a long time for the biography he deserved or any comprehensive assessment for that matter. Holyoake was a fixture of national life in the 1960s, a calm, cheerful patrician who kept our politics sensible and dull through that effervescent decade. Politics became so much more exciting after he stepped down - immediately so as his successor, Sir John Marshall, mishandled the apartheid rugby issue through 1972 - that Holyoake's remarkable record, four election victories on the trot, has been almost wilfully underrated by commentators and scholars. Barry Gustafson, former professor of politics at the University of Auckland, has filled the gap after a similar study of Sir Robert Muldoon, who always said Holyoake was much underrated by those who did not work with him. As New/Near Fine.
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