Born to Lead?: Portraits of New Zealand Commanders

Born to Lead?: Portraits of New Zealand Commanders
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Pages:
252
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ISBN13:
9780908988334
Goodreads Rating:
3.75
Published:
March 15th 2010 by Exisle Publishing
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ISBN10:
0908988338

New Zealand's military history has been both honorable and distinguished, and the key events of more than 150 years of military involvement have been recorded in a range of official histories and books. But what of the military commanders who led their troops in these conflicts? How do we assess their achievements? Is there a distinctive style of New Zealand command? Now, for the first time, this book attempts to answer these previously unexplored questions. Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward have assembled an impressive team of New Zealand military historians to profile some of the nation's most important commanders and examine the nature of New Zealand command. Each chapter is written by an expert on the commander concerned, with the subjects drawn from all three armed services: Army, Navy and Air Force. The commanders include both Maori and Pakeha, from the nineteenth century to the recent past: Alexander Godley, Andrew Russell, Edward Chaytor, Keith Park, Bernard Freyberg, Howard Kippenberger, Peter Phipps