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Ragnar Redbeard: the Antipodean origins of radical fabulist Arthur Desmond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Derby, Mark

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Mark Derby does justice to the spectacularly farflung radical and reactionary lives and the larger still legends of Arthur Desmond ... This is a thoroughly engaging work of historical detection and discernment.

ISBN 9780947493523
Published 1 January 2017 by Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780947493523
ISBN-10 0947493522
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Imprint Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Publication Date 1 January 2017
International Publication Date 20 July 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Derby, Mark
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 68
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.1
Catalogue Code 765720

Description of this Book

Mark Derby does justice to the spec-tacularly farflung radical and reactionary lives and the larger still legends of Arthur Desmond in the only way possible. He gives us a settler capable of siding with indigenous people and a muckraker on fire against wealth and privilege. But he equally shows a man, and eventually a persona, best known for his worst words, whose self-promotions and transnational bigotry remained connected to former commitments while tragically betraying them. This is a thoroughly engaging work of historical detection and discernment. David Roediger, Professor of American Studies and History, University of Kansas `Like a great shining plow driven by superhuman forces, it goes tearing, ripping, swearing through the brains of men, remorselessly rooting up the evil idols and the false foundations. The ablest authors of our era it leaves far in the rear.' From Arthur Desmond's publicity material for his 1896 book Might is Right.

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Author's Bio

Mark Derby is a New Zealand writer and historian. His books include Kiwi Companeros - New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War (Canterbury University Press, 2009)

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