7 Introduction 23Wexford 49 Taranaki 77 The Altar 89 Church 115 Wellington 141 Ninth Floor 193 Armageddon 211 Washington 237 Waikanae 277 Afterword 282 Acknowledgements 283 About the Author
Wellington journalist David Cohen is the author of five books, and has written for overseas mastheads the Spectator, the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New York Times and, in New Zealand, Metro and NBR.
'In exploring the life and times of Bolger through his conversations over the best part of a year, Cohen ranges widely. Besides its political content, and its reflections on leadership, his fine book journeys into Bolger's past, his family origins in Ireland, the strength he drew from his upbringing in Taranaki, and his fervent Catholicism. This, together with the extended speeches he delivered in places as far apart as Mumbai and Georgetown University in Washington, gives the book real depth.' - Ian Templeton, Newsroom.