I Shall Not Die: Titokowaru’s War, 1868–1869

Bridget Williams Books
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Leading historian James Belich presents Titokowaru, a Taranaki chief in the 1860s, as one of the great figures of New Zealand history. A leader in peace and war, he ran a stunning military campaign against colonial forces as he sought to save his people and their lands from European invasion.

In a powerfully written, compelling book, Belich restores the image of a man who, after winning numerous victories and almost repelling colonial forces in 1868–69, was then ‘forgotten by Pākehā as a child forgets a nightmare’. A new introduction by Belich brings his 1989 work up to date.
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About the author

James Belich is a Professorial Fellow and Beit Professor of Commonwealth and Imperial History at the University of Oxford.

His first book, The New Zealand Wars, won the Trevor Reece Memorial Prize in 1988. I Shall Not Die was first published in 1989, and won the 1990 Adam Award for the ‘most significant contribution to [New Zealand] literature in the preceding two years’.

His research interests include indigenous responses to European expansion, patterns of European settlement, New Zealand ethnic, cultural and social history.
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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Dec 23, 2015
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9781927131190
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
History / Modern / 19th Century
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