Author(s): David Lange
The long-awaited memoir of NZ's outstanding prime minister of the late 20th Century. David Lange ushered in a revolution in NZ when he came to power in 1984, aged just 41. His Labour government introduced sweeping new legislation that freed the country from its old conservative bonds, established the world's first nuclear-free state and let loose a free-market economic agenda that radically transformed the country. It was a rapid climb to the very top for the overweight doctor's son from working class South Auckland. As leader during the final years of the Cold War, he confronted the agendas of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and lived through the political upheavals of the fall of the Soviet Union, post-apartheid South Africa and Rajiv Ghandi's India.
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