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A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons
  

A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

By Hughes, Gareth

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Major biography of Jeanette Fitzsimons, hugely influential leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. This is the story of someone who battles National and Labour's lock on parliament and had the courage to cha...llenge political sacred cows. She was the co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand from 1995 to 2009, and a member of parliament from 1996 to 2010. Highly regarded by all, she was the first (and, until recently, the only) Green MP to win an electorate seat. She died very suddenly and unexpectedly in 2020. Fitzsimons is a unique figure in our political history yet someone whose personal story is still unknown. How did a girl from a conservative rural family get to the front lines of radical political thought and then into the front benches of Parliament? How did she become the first Green MP in the world to win an electorate seat? How did she survive the brutal world of politics and get through the death of her co-leader Rod Donald? How did the world's first national Green Party form in New Zealand, and what was Jeanette's role? What can we learn from her politics and what did she think of the Green Party that followed her? Fitzsimons lived a fascinating life, filled with moments of high political drama, and her example of how to navigate politics, adversity and triumph is more important than ever.
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ISBN 9780369386212
Released NZ 22 Jun 2022
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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ISBN-13 9780369386212
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 22 Jun 2022
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Hughes, Gareth
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 518
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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