• Along for the Ride

    Along for the Ride
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    ISBN: 9780473392345
    Title: Along for the Ride
    Author: SIMPSON TONY

    On Thursday May 4 Tony Simpson is launching Along
    for the Ride, his memoir as a unionist and public servant
    of life and society from the 1970s through to the
    new millennium.
    The author of sixteen published books, including
    the award-winning Sugarbag Years, Tony is one of
    New Zealand’s best known social historians. But through his working
    life he has also been a witness to and participant in major events
    shaping current society: irritating Muldoon, watching Thatcher’s rise
    during his OE, seeing off the Lange government and its Rogernomics,
    and ultimately serving as senior advisor to
    Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.
    With dollops of wry wit, Along for the
    Ride offers us a politically committed
    insider’s probing insights into some
    of recent history’s most momentous
    changes.
    Along
    for t h e
    Ride
    A Political Memoir
    TONY SIMPSON
    Author of sixteen published books, including
    the award-winning Sugarbag Years, Tony
    Simpson is one of New Zealand’s best known
    social historians. But he has also had a secret
    life as a unionist and a public servant. Over
    four decades he has been a witness to and
    participant in the major events shaping
    our society: irritating Muldoon, watching
    Thatcher's rise during his OE, seeing off the
    Lange government and its Rogernomics, and
    ultimately serving as senior advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.
    Sometimes it got really weird – like eating a bear in Slovenia, or writing letters
    to cats. This is his account of his experiences: a wry and entertaining journey
    behind the scenes of New Zealand politics of the 1970s onwards, full of
    recognisable landmarks seen from fresh vantage points, interspersed with
    intriguing diversions down less familiar sidetracks.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
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