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This is an auction for THE GREAT WRONG WAR: NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY IN WORLD WAR ONE, by Stevan Eldred-Grigg .

“THE GREAT WRONG WAR is an entirely new look at the shocking impact of the First World War on New Zealand. For New Zealand, World War One was wholly avoidable, wholly unnecessary - and almost wholly disastrous. Stevan Eldred-Grigg believes that the enormous cost of the war to our people was way too high - and that we still feel its effects, both socially and culturally, today. This is excellent narrative non-fiction, analyzing our history in a novel way. It's very accessible but is backed up by meticulous research. Stevan goes against the accepted line and gives us a fascinating look at our social history before, during and just after WW1. Why did we go to the war in Europe? Was the country united in its desire for war? What were the economic and social consequences? What has been the impact on the psyches of New Zeland men? These and many other questions are answered in this fascinating book. In 2007 Harvey McQueen wrote in a review of NZ's Great War (an anthology of essays) that 'there is a need for a general, popular history of 'our' Great Wara we need a skilled writer in the mould of Sinclair, Oliver or King to give an overview and link the various elements into a coherent whole.' This is that book."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stevan Eldred-Grigg is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, biographer and historian, who grew up and was educated in Canterbury, New Zealand, and Canberra, Australia. He gained an MA in History from the University of Canterbury, and a PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Hardback 2010.

Illustrations throughout.

488 pages.

New condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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