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Not as interesting as his Bio of other people. It felt a bit defensive in places but I really enjoyed the bites that further explained the circumstances of some of his other work. He seems to me he was to young to wright this at the time, but as he died at a relativity young age I guess its good we have this, I believe this will be the starting point of a Bio of him that will be written by a Maori writer and that when that book is written it will be the book the has the magic, I look forward to...more
Quite possibly the best book I have ever read. The quote that "Pakeha New Zealanders who are committed to this land and its people are no less "indigenous" than Maori" is something that I believe fully and try to live up to in my everyday life. Michaeal King = amazing.
Michael King was one of New Zealand's leading historians and biographers. In 2006 he was named one of 100 most important New Zealanders that have ever lived. He published more than 34 books in his lifetime. His last, The Penguin History of New Zealand, has sold more than 200,000 copies and is widely considered to be the definitive history of New Zealand. His work in literary biography - most notab...moreMore about Michael King...