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Such Absolute Beginners Ian Cross
PB medium Size 2007 Edition pages brilliant overall condition, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Journalist, author & broadcaster Ian Cross has made many splashes in New Zealand's small pond & in this rich & rewarding memoir he reveals much of his life that would easily elude any would-be biographer. Bizarre troubles he & another journalist fell into in Panama under direction of a New Zealander who turned out to be a British Intelligence agent & his implication in gun-running through association with a Panamanian playboy & hopeful revolutionary who, later crippled by a would be assassin's bullets visited him in Wellington. How a journalistic fellowship at Harvard could turn his life upside down & have him write 'The God Boy a novel that has been in print for 50 years & recently re-published by Penguin Classics. His innovation as editor of the Listener & help to expose McCarthyism in NZ. Dogged funding pursuit to recompense authors for library use of their work over 23 years returns have amounted to 22 million $'s. Years with the country's single television channel, misadventures as Chairman of Broadcasting trying to save TV from becoming hopelessly dysfunctional, 1981 facing demands to ban rugby coverage during Springbok tour, Throughout importance of Lord Byron's complete works.
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