Book review: Friendly Fire, nuclear politics & the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, Gerald Hensley

Gerald Hensley is an intelligent man, a good researcher and a pleasing and witty writer. Friendly Fire is his third book, about New Zealand’s mid-1980s nuclear politics. But unlike his earlier books, he has written about a subject where he is more bitter than witty.

Standing Upright Here, New Zealand in the Nuclear Age 1945-1990, by Malcolm Templeton

Standing Upright Here, New Zealand in the Nuclear Age 1945-1990, by Malcolm Templeton,Victoria University Press ISBN 08647354-0-5

Book review by Nicky Hager

Inside Spin, the dark underbelly of the PR industry, Bob Burton

Inside Spin, the dark underbelly of the PR industry, Bob Burton, Allen & Unwin

review by Nicky Hager

No Left Turn, by Chris Trotter

No Left Turn, by Chris Trotter, Random House, Auckland, $36.99.

“Power and the People”, New Zealand Listener, 25 August 2007

Review by Nicky Hager

The Baubles of Office, The New Zealand General Election of 2005

The Baubles of Office, The New Zealand General Election of 2005, edited by Stephen Levine and Nigel S. Roberts, Victoria University Press, March 2007, 600pp, $49.95.

reviewed by Nicky Hager

The Interrogator’s War, Inside the secret war against al Qaeda

The Interrogator’s War, Inside the secret war against al Qaeda, Chris Mackey with Greg Miller, John Murray

review by Nicky Hager

Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival, America’s Quest for Global Dominance

Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival, America’s Quest for Global Dominance, Allen and Unwin

Reviewed by Nicky Hager

Soldiering On, by Alan Brosnan and Duke Henry with Bob Tauber

Soldiering On, by Alan Brosnan and Duke Henry with Bob Taubert, T.E.E.S., Southaven, Mississippi, 2002, 330pp.

Nicky Hager, review for Dominion Post

The Big Breach – Inside the Secret World of MI6, by Richard Tomlinson

The Big Breach – Inside the Secret World of MI6 by Richard Tomlinson, Harper Collins, 2001

Book review by Nicky Hager

Body of Secrets – anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency from the Cold War through the dawn of the new century, by James Bamford

Body of Secrets – anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency from the Cold War through the dawn of the new century, James Bamford, Doubleday, 2001, 721pp.

Book review by Nicky Hager