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              Fit to Fight
               

              Fit to Fight (Hardback)

              By Cooke, Peter

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              What do Colin Meads and Carmen have in common? Or Barry Brickell, Jim Bolger, John Hawkesby, Paul Reeves and Witi Ihimaera? They all took part in compulsory military training (CMT). Just four years after the greatest war the planet had witnessed, New Zealand thought it was going ...to have to do it all again. As the Cold War brewed over ideology and atom bombs, New Zealand determined to play its part in collective security. People argued over how to raise the necessary force but the country willingly adopted Compulsory Military Training. Young men were registered, examined and forced to learn basic Army, Navy or Air Force skills. In this ground-- breaking study, military historian Peter Cooke follows these men through the process of being given a number, called up and regimented. The voices of over 830 trainees are heard as they fill out Labour Department forms, try for a postponement and shuffle into barracks. We witness them getting shouted at, broken -- and begrudging the discipline, discomfort and NCOs. But then over three months we see them emerging as confident, disciplined cogs in a machine. In almost a quarter century, around 100,000 young New Zealand men were trained in CMT and National Service. This was felt to be essential at the time and, thankfully, the men were never sent to war. Instead, they came out of it with something unexpected, something they've harboured for life - and were keen to reveal.
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              ISBN 9781877378799
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin

              Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin (Paperback)

              Edited by Cooke, Peter; Lubbren, Nina

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              Before Modernism, narrative painting was one of the most acclaimed and challenging modes of picture-making in Western art, yet by the early twentieth century storytelling had all but disappeared from ambitious art. France was a key player in both the dramatic rise and the controv...ersial demise of narrative art. This is the first book to analyse French painting in relation to narrative, from Poussin in the early seventeenth to Gauguin in the late nineteenth century. Thirteen original essays shed light on key moments and aspects of narrative and French painting through the study of artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Charles Le Brun, Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche, Gustave Moreau, and Paul Gauguin. Using a range of theoretical perspectives, the authors study key issues such as temporality, theatricality, word-and-image relations, the narrative function of inanimate objects, the role played by viewers, and the ways in which visual narrative has been bound up with history painting. The book offers a fresh look at familiar material, as well as studying some little-known works of art, and reveals the centrality and complexity of narrative in French painting over the course of three centuries.
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              ISBN 9780367200275
              Released NZ 14 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studies in Art Historiography
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              Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition

              Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (Paperback)

              Edited by Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Whitehead, Peter; Cooke, Peter

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              The savannas of northern Australia are the most fire-prone part of a fire-prone continent. This book documents key challenges and novel options for addressing chronic landscape-scale fire management issues in north Australian savannas through development of cross-cultural approac...hes and commercially supported environmental services programs.
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              ISBN 9780643094024
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2009
              Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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              Scunthorpe's Industries
               

              Scunthorpe's Industries (Paperback)

              By Cooke, Reg; Cooke, Peter

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              Scunthorpe's Industries (Archive Photographs: Images of England)

              ISBN 9780752416342
              Released NZ 1 Sep 1999
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              Series Archive Photographs: Images of England
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              Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition
               

              Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Whitehead, Peter; Cooke, Peter

              Deals with the management of fire in one of the world's most flammable landscapes: Australia's tropical savannas.

              ISBN 9780643099999
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              Language en
              Published NZ 26 Oct 2009
              Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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              Defending New Zealand: Ramparts on the Sea 1840-1950'S
               

              Defending New Zealand: Ramparts on the Sea 1840-1950'S (Paperback, 10th Edition)

              By Cooke, Peter

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              ISBN 9780473068332
              Published NZ 30 Jul 2000
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Great Guns: The Artillery Heritage of New Zealand
               

              Great Guns: The Artillery Heritage of New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Cooke, Peter; Maxwell, Ian

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              Describes artillery on public display in New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780473255558
              Published NZ 27 Aug 2013
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Gustave Moreau: History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
               

              Gustave Moreau: History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism (Hardback)

              By Cooke, Peter

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              The acclaimed French painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) strove to renew history painting by creating epic art in a nonacademic manner. This book explains how Moreau essentially created pictorial Symbolism through his novel approach to the genre of history painting.

              ISBN 9780300204339
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2014
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Gustave Moreau Et Les Art Jumeaux: Peinture Et Litterature Au Dix-Neuvieme Siecle
               

              Gustave Moreau Et Les Art Jumeaux: Peinture Et Litterature Au Dix-Neuvieme Siecle (Paperback)

              By Cooke, Peter

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              Associant l'histoire de l'art a l'analyse litteraire, ce livre traite des rapports entre peinture et litterature au dixneuvieme siecle. Il porte sur des questions de poetique et s'interesse au langage de la peinture et au discours sur la peinture, etudies dans leur contexte histo...rique. L'auteur s'appuie en cela sur l'oeuvre de Gustave Moreau, peintre d'histoire, reste fidele jusqu'a la fin de ses jours a l'ideal humaniste, litteraire, de la peinture. Ce dernier poursuivit sa carriere a une epoque de profonde crise esthetique, ou le paradigme litteraire etait remis en question et ou les artistes et les critiques etaient portes a s'interroger sur les frontieres des arts. Dans le meme temps, la critique d'art poursuivait ses habitudes descriptives, litteraires, tandis que les poetes pratiquaient la transposition d'art, privilegiant comme refernet les tableaux de Gustave Moreau. Lui-meme ne se contenta pas de la seule peinture comme moyen d'expression, mais il se consacra egalement a l'ecriture de commentaires poetiques sur ses oeuvres picturales. Le cas Moreau offre donc un champ d'etudes privilegie a ceux qui s'interessent aux rapports feconds et ambigus entre peinture et litterature.
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              ISBN 9783039100040
              Released NZ 28 Jul 2003
              Publisher Verlag Peter Lang
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Romanticism & after in France
              Language (French)
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              All Formed Up: A History of Wellington Returned and Services' Association, 1917-2007
               

              All Formed Up: A History of Wellington Returned and Services' Association, 1917-2007 (Hardback)

              By Cooke, Peter

              Describes Wellington RSA's colourful beginnings and chronicles the individuals and events that shaped its personality.

              ISBN 9780958285513
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2008
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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