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The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours) – (paperback)

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by Peter Jessup

This is perfect for those who want history in a hurry — this tightly edited paperback edition provides a readable and simple summary of New Zealand’s history.

It’s ideal for visitors to New Zealand or for students cramming for a history exam.

At the average reading speed of 120 words per minute, we reckon you’ll have a decent grasp of our nation’s history in less than a couple of hours.

Note: Originally published as an ebook in 2013, the Kindle edition was revised and updated in January 2019. This paperback edition was updated at the same time.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

What the reviewers say

‘All you need to know about New Zealand’s past in the time it takes to watch a movie.’Hawkes Bay Today.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

The late Peter Jessup wrote about New Zealand history and sport for more than 30 years, as a newspaper journalist and author.

 

 

 

 

Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-19767626-2-8

paperback format

RRP US$12.99

A print edition of this book, published in 2013, is available for the New Zealand market. For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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Stranger Than Fiction: The Life & Times of Split Enz (paperback)

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by Mike Chunn

In the early 1970s, a group of impoverished students formed a rock band in Auckland, New Zealand, and planned their assault on the world’s music charts.

For a decade Split Enz fought to be understood by audiences and music critics who often struggled to accept their madcap on-stage performances and innovative sounds.

Eventually, they found chart success in the UK, United States, Canada, Europe, Australia with hits like I Got You and with best-selling albums such as Mental Notes, Frenzy, True Colours, Waiata/Corroboree and Time and Tide.

At home, they remain New Zealand’s most successful rock band. The band launched the careers of its leader Tim Finn and brother Neil Finn who later formed the hugely-successful Crowded House. But success had its price for members of Split Enz and founding bass-player Mike Chunn shares his inside story of the band in this searingly honest account of the life and times of Split Enz.

What the reviewers say

‘I hate the term “must read” but it truly is a must read for devotees of the Enz and all things Judd and Finn. Even if you’re not specially an Enz fan, it is still a great book, very well written, and with Mike’s often surreal sense of humour punctuating the already fascinating story of the band.’ – DC Cartwell, Music You Can Feel

Mike Chunn

Mike Chunn

 About the author

Mike Chunn, CNZM, is a founding member of Split Enz and Citizen Band, and has managed Sony Music Publishing, Mushroom Records and APRA and established the music charity Play It Strange.

 

 

 

 

 

You can preview and buy the paperback edition from Amazon here:


Specifications
Author: Mike Chunn

ISBN: 978-0994135940

paperback format

RRP NZ$24.99/US$19.99