Final Approaches: A Memoir

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Auckland University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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This memoir presents the life of a distinguished civil servant and gives a fascinating look into a dramatic political career spanning from Singapore to New York City. With an unerring eye for humor blended with thoughtful insight, this autobiography provides a diplomat’s viewpoint to some of the most important political events of the mid 20th century, including two revolutions, a war in Nigeria, and a peaceful attainment of independence.

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Two Manhattan and Other Islands
Three The Commonwealth Divided
Four War in Nigeria

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Gerald Hensley is a former New Zealand High Commissioner at the Department of External Affairs. He later served as the Permanent Head in the Prime Minister's Department. He is a contributing author to Celebrating New Zealand's Emergence, For the Record, Pacific Prospects, and Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

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