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Breaking ranks, James McNeish

Label
Breaking ranks
Title
Breaking ranks
Statement of responsibility
James McNeish
Title variation
Breaking ranks
Title variation remainder
three interrupted lives
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin. All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price. The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster. "New Zealand seems to have the knack of neutralising those who try to foist moral greatness on their countrymen," James McNeish writes. In Breaking Ranks, the author celebrates three brave men whose guiding spirit - subversion? anarchy? - challenges our assumptions of what it is to be a good New Zealander
Summary
"This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin.All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price.The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster"--Publisher information
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560304
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNeish, James
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahon, P. T.
  • Saxby, John
  • Saxby, John
  • Miles, Reginald
  • Mahon, P. T.
  • Men
  • Physicians
  • Soldiers
  • Judges
  • Men
  • Physicians
  • Soldiers
  • Judges
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
three interrupted lives
Label
Breaking ranks, James McNeish
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059750711
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781775540908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)979997513
Label
Breaking ranks, James McNeish
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059750711
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781775540908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)979997513

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