A Press Achieved: The Emergence of Auckland University Press, 1927-1972 : with a Brief Epilogue to 1986 and a List of of Auckland University College, University of Auckland and Auckland University Press Publications, 1927-2000

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Auckland University Press, 2001 - History - 166 pages
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Written by a former managing editor who is also a distinguished writer, this book charts the origins of the Auckland University Press up to its formal recognition in 1972. It provides a valuable document in the history of the book in New Zealand, an intriguing view of university politics and administration, and glimpses of New Zealand culture in the making.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE 1 Genesis
8
Joseph needs protection
13
McCormicks plans
17
Sorrensons vision
22
Search for an editor
28
PART
35
The Editor arrives
36
Learning on the job
40
Finding books
57
Rexcourt
65
A guerrilla war
69
Books found
73
Mowey
78
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Dennis McEldowney is a well-known writer, critic, and editor. He is the author of a number of autobiographical works, including The World Regained and Shaking the Bee Tree. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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