Born to Lead?: Portraits of New Zealand Commanders (Google eBook)

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Glyn Harper, Joel Hayward
Exisle Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
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Is there a distinctive style of New Zealand command? An examination of New Zealand military commanders and the style of New Zealand command is long overdue, and this superb new book now fills the gap. Glyn Harper, Joel Hayward and a team of top military historians profile the most important commanders in New Zealand history, both Maori and Pakeha, from the nineteenth century to the recent past. Each writer is an expert on the commander concerned, with the subjects drawn from all three arms of the defence forces: Army, Navy and Air Force. The commanders profiled are: Alexander Godley, Andrew Russell, Edward Chaylor, Keith Park, Bernard Freyberg, Howard Kippenberger, Peter Phipps, Harold Barrowclough, Arthur Coningham, Leonard Thornton, Maori Battalion commanders and commanders of the infantry battalions of the 2nd New Zealand Division.
  

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Contents

Introduction
11
A New Zealand Way of War and a New Zealand Style of Command?
27
the last imperial commander
39
divisional commander on
54
New Zealands
69
air commander of the few
85
a necessary commander?
97
the education of a commander
120
New Zealands first admiral
132
leadership
144
Commanding Officers of the Infantry Battalions of 2nd New Zealand Division
177
Maori Commanders of the 28 Maori Battalion
198
Current and Future Challenges for New Zealand Commanders
222
List of Contributors
239
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About the author (2003)

Glyn Harper is a professor of military studies at the New Zealand Army’s Military Studies Institute at Massey University, Palmerston North. He is the author of several books on New Zealand military history.

Joel Hayward was until recently a senior lecturer at the Centre for Defence Studies at Massey University, Palmerston North. The author of many acclaimed international books and peer-reviewed articles, he is now a freelance analyst and writer.

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