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Lee, John A. (John Alexander) 1891-1982

Overview
Works: 114 works in 319 publications in 3 languages and 2,256 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Action and adventure fiction  Humor  War stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.L44, NZ823.2
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Children of the poor by John A Lee( Book )

45 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fictionalised account of a harsh boyhood of the man who rose from juvenile fugitive to become, at the time, New Zealand's youngest Member of Parliament and an Under-Secretary in the first Labour government
Civilian into soldier by John A Lee( Book )

17 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism in New Zealand by John A Lee( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughnecks, rolling stones & rouseabouts : with an anthology of early swagger literature by John A Lee( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I heard you were dead, Shiner, ' the farmer said. 'So did I. So did I, ' the Shiner replied. 'But I never believed it.' This was the Shiner - his exploits in fact, and his fancied exploits are New Zealand folk stories. Before New Zealand ceased to be a physical frontier, characters abounded. Few were better known than Barney Whiterats, the roadside entrepreneur, who carried his performing white mice around along with his magic lantern. Children would sight the bent and bandy old man coming down the road and plague their parents for pennies to see the show. In those days pennies were more scarce than entertainers. These characters and many more come to life again in the pages of Roughnecks, Rolling Stones & Rouseabouts. The times have gone forever but John A. Lee's stirring account preserves a fascinating side of our country's story
The hunted by John A Lee( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a boy's desperate attempts to escape the brutality of an Industrial School in the early 1900s. It is a story of floggings and sadism and police hunting small, terrified boys across the country
Shining with the shiner by John A Lee( Book )

10 editions published between 1942 and 1963 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once, in New Zealand, most men had tramped the roads, carrying the swag. 'The Shiner', around whom this book is centred, was one of New Zealand's most colourful vagabonds. In his time he tramped the country from end to end. His adventures are told with an authenticity due to the fact that the author spent part of his boyhood on the road and, at one time, tramped for many miles side by side with the Shiner."--Fly-leaf
The Scrim-Lee Papers : C.G. Scrimgeour and John A. Lee remember the crisis years 1930-40 by C. G. (Colin Graham) Scrimgeour( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Depression -- in New Zealand as elsewhere a period of distress, mass unemployment, breadlines, political and big business skulduggery and at times, violence and repression. In broader view the period can also be seen to be the catalyst for dramatic social change, for challenging the order of a powerful elite: demands for a greater sharing of wealth and opportunity that were pitted against the inertia of a system which put moneyed interests before the basic welfare of people. Prominent in the turbulent tide of events in this country were two men, one a Methodist parson, the other a Labour Party MP, both committed to improving the common lot. The parson, C.G. (Uncle Scrim) Scrimgeour, had established the Auckland City Mission and was feeding and clothing Depression down-and-outs as best he could. The MP, John A. Lee, was spurring his Party to its first term of government. The two men first met one day in the early thirties when the imperfections of the world's trading systems were beginning to assume chronic proportions: inextricably tied as they were (and still are) to profitability, the systems incapable of adjusting to a time of over-production and under-consumption. Millions overseas, and tens of thousands in New Zealand were made redundant and went hungry, though raw materials and food abounded. And, as the authors tell in this book, it was all largely unnecessary. There were solutions. It was the refusal of Coates's Coalition Government to seek out those solutions and to put people before banks and overseas bond holders that set the stage for Labour's landslide victory at the 1935 election. It was their shared concern for the socialism of fair distribution that drove Lee and Scrim together, and as friends they supported each other through the numerous tribulations which that concern meant -- the jamming of Scrim's 1ZB "Friendly road" radio station on the eve of the '35 election; antagonism towards Lee from Labour Government administration; Scrim's banning and eventual sacking as first Controller of Commercial Broadcasting; Lee's dramatic expulsion from the Labour Party. The "Papers" is a unique record by two participants in those "crisis years"--Years in which the character of the country's future as a welfare staqte was largely formed. Many of the events the authors reconstruct have never been widely revealed before, let alone published. The story is told in the form of a statement and comment between Scrim and Lee, as it was in their voluminous correspondence from which the book grew ..." -- Inside front over
Shiner Slattery by John Alexander Lee( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shiner Slattery was a professional tramp in Otago and south Canterbury throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. He was a specialist in the art of not working for a living. Of Irish origins, he had a ready wit, an entertaining fund of stories and an ability to get on with most people
Soldier by John A Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On leave in London in 1917, John is a young New Zealand soldier who falls in love with Hawea, a New Zealand woman working at the YMCA
Mussolini's millions by John A Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Burns returned from incarceration in a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp more injured in mind than in body. He went to the New Zealand sheep station of Kevin McArthur and his lovely daughter Jean to recuperate. It was there that Burns stumbled on two kinds of treasure - the sinister and mysterious hoard with which Mussolini had intended fleeing his defeated country; and the love and affection he had not known he craved
For mine is the kingdom by John A Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized biography of Sir Ernest Davis
Rhetoric at the red dawn by John A Lee( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pen portraits of outstanding personalities on the New Zealand political stage, the author's friends, colleagues and opponents
The politician by John A Lee( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debt finance for war and peace versus democracy; a speech which aroused New Zealand by John A Lee( Book )

10 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This debt slavery : being the July 1940 budget speeches of John Alexander Lee, D.C.M., M.P. and Harry Atmore, M.P by John A Lee( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money power for the people; labour's way out; the government's achievements reviewed; a policy for the future suggested by John A Lee( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yanks are coming by John A Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter which every New Zealander should read by John A Lee( Book )

2 editions published between 1939 and 1945 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Labour fought capitalism and sung 'The Red Flag' : a pamphlet reprinted to recall the stirring days of 1916 when Robert Semple, James Thorn, Tom Brindle, Peter Fraser stood trial for sedition by New Zealand Labour Party( Book )

5 editions published between 1916 and 1949 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John A. Lee neuseeländischer Politiker und Schriftsteller

John A. Lee New Zealand politician

John A. Lee newzealandsk skribent

John A. Lee nyzealandsk skribent

John A. Lee nyzeeländsk författare

John A. Lee politician neozeelandez

John A. Lee político neozelandés

John A. Lee schrijver uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1891-1982)

Lee, J. A. 1891-1982

Lee, J. A. (John Alexander), 1891-1982

Lee John A.

Lee, John A. 1891-1982

Lee, John Alexander 1891-1982

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