Sir Joseph Ward : a political biography / Michael Bassett.
By: Bassett, Michael.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 1993Description: xi, 330 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869400798 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Ward, Joseph, Sir, 1856-1930 | Politicians -- New Zealand -- Biography | Politicians Biography | -- New Zealand -- Politics And Government | New Zealand -- History | WARD, JOSEPH, SIR | Politicians -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Biography | New Zealand -- Politics and government | New Zealand -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 324.9307092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The story of an ambitious, first-generation New Zealander of Irish Catholic parents, who spent more than half a century in local and central government politics, influencing much in New Zealand life. Ward was the leading political figure during the Liberal Party's forty-year life: he was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet in 1891, twice Prime Minister, and died in 1930, still a Minister. This lively biography contains much new material about Ward's private business dealings, his flourishing Southland company, his bankruptcy, and rehabilitation. It shows a genial, courteous, fast-talking man of vision who nevertheless had difficulty adapting to a changing world and is told with the rare insight of a former practitioner.
"Distributed outside New Zealand by Oxford University Press"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-320) and index.
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