His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon

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Auckland University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 545 pages
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This the only authorized biography of New ZealandOCOs prime minister, Robert MuldoonOCoone of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime ministerOCOs official and private papers and diaries, this book has been awarded the Ian Wards Prize for published historical writing. Muldoon is shown as a champion of the ordinary people whose vision over time became anachronistic and inflexible. The book is also a fascinating picture of New ZealandOCOs changing political landscape from the 1940s to the 1980s.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Family and Childhood
17
School and Church
27
War and Work
35
The Junior Nationals and Marriage
45
The Mount Albert 1954
54
The MP for Tamaki 196063
64
The UnderSecretary 196366
81
Economic Restructuring and Think Bigafter 1978
262
The ColonelsCoup 1980
290
The Springbok Tour and the 1981 Election
309
Third World Debt the Clyde Dam the Quigley Affair
322
Unions Consumers and Finance Houses
343
The 1984 Election
362
The PostElection Currency Crisis
384
Muldoon McLay
398

Minister of Finance 196769
92
The End of the Holyoake Era 196972
115
In Opposition 197275
131
The 1975 Election
152
Power Personality and Political Process
173
SIS Abortion the Moyle Affair and the GovernorGeneral
192
Foreign Policy and Overseas Trade 197578
214
National Superannuation and Restoring New Zealands
237
Court Cases Radio Pacific and the 1987 Election
423
The Global Economic Action Institute and the 1990 Election
436
Mr Speaker I Say Goodbye
450
Notes
472
Bibliography
523
Index
541
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Barry Gustafson is a former professor of political studies at the University of Auckland. He was made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2004 for his services to political science and historical research. He is the author of "His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon,"

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