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This is a second-hand paperback book.

Condition: The book has no faults; it’s in near new condition.

The dimensions: 152x235mm.
Pages: 493
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 2010

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Man for all Seasons: The life and times of Ken Douglas
By David Grant

How did an avowed communist get to become he most powerful trade union leader in a country where calling someone a communist was akin to decrying them as a traitor?

How did he conduct a long-running love affair with Russia and yet still delight in his time in the army during compulsory military training?

How did a failure at school end up winning deep respect from some of this country's sharpest business minds? And eventually sitting on their boards?

What was it about his rough, tough, alcohol-cursed childhood that made him so determined?

This major biography of arguably the country's most dynamic and controversial trade union leader describes the arc of an extraordinary life. It also traverses this country's industrial relations history: an elected union leader at age 23, Ken Douglas was at the forefront during the movement's fiercest battles with Robert Muldoon, went head-to-head with a Labour government bent on reform, faced bitter debate as a result of his reaction to National's revolutionary Employment Contracts Act in the early 1990s, and has led a radical new order for unions in a very different world.

Ken Douglas gave his biographer unfettered access. The man that David Grant reveals is an enigmatic, complex, larger-than-life and fascinating New Zealander.

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