Paradise Reforged: A History Of The New Zealanders From The Beginning Of The Twentieth Century by James BelichParadise Reforged: A History Of The New Zealanders From The Beginning Of The Twentieth Century by James Belich

Paradise Reforged: A History Of The New Zealanders From The Beginning Of The Twentieth Century

byJames Belich

Hardcover | April 1, 2002

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Paradise Reforged picks up where Making Peoples left off, taking the story of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the end of the twentieth century. It begins with the search for "Better Britain" and ends by analyzing the modern Maori resurgence, the new Pakeha consciousness, and the implications of a reinterpreted past for New Zealand's future. Along the way the book deals with subjects ranging from sport and sex to childhood and popular culture.

Critics hailed Making Peoples as "brilliant" and "the most ambitious book yet written on this country's past." Paradise Reforged, its successor, adopts a similarly incisive, original sweep across the New Zealand historical landscape in confronting the myths of the past. That some of its themes are uncomfortably close to the present makes the result all the more fascinating.

Title:Paradise Reforged: A History Of The New Zealanders From The Beginning Of The Twentieth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9.46 × 6.62 × 1.86 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:University Of Hawaii PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082482542X

ISBN - 13:9780824825423

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"A considerable literary as well as historiographical achievement, a work of the creative imagination that provides an epic narrative. It is a pleasure to read."