Banks : Behind the Mask

Author(s): Noel Harrison

NZ Non Fiction

Who is the real John Banks and how many are there? Successful businessman and entrepreneur, Member of Parliament, controversial Cabinet minister, radio talkback host and Mayor of Auckland - John Banks remains an enigma even after two decades in the public eye. A self-styles morals crusader - on law and order, race relations, abortion, homosexuals, academics and socialists, 'dole bludgers' and trade unionists - John Banks has polarised opinion across the political spectrum. Noel Harrison (who successfully sued John Banks for defamation in the 1990s) is the former principal of Northland Polytechnic and author of a biography of Sir Garham Latimer. In this no-holds-barred expose, based on John Banks' own statements and actions in Parliament, on radio and as Auckland mayor, he investigates the John Banks phenomenon and highlights its contradictions and mysteries. A fascinating and revealing account of a unique player in contemporary New Zealand politics.


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  • : 9780476009905
  • : noel.harris
  • : noel.harris
  • : 240x170mm
  • : books

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  • : Noel Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : 196pp
  • : BxW illustrations