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Adult Literature

  • The Battle for North Africa. El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II. [Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2017].
  • With Colin Richardson, Acts of Valour. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016].
  • Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War. [Auckland: Exisle Press, 2015].
  • Images of War. New Zealand and the First World War in photographs. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2013].
  • With John Tonkin-Covell. The Battles of Monte Cassino. The campaign and its controversies. [Auckland: Allen & Unwin, 2013].
  • Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home. [Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2011].
  • Images of War, World War One, A photographic record of New Zealanders at war 1914-1918. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008].
  • Dark Journey. Three key New Zealand battles of the Western Front. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007].
  • With Colin Richardson. In the Face of the Enemy. The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006].
  • Spring Offensive. New Zealand and the Second Battle of the Somme. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003].
  • With Joel Hayward (ed.) Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders. [Auckland: Exisle Publishing Limited, 2003].
  • With John Crawford. Operation East Timor. The New Zealand Defence Force in East Timor 1999-2001. [Auckland: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2001].
  • Letters from the Battlefield. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001].
  • Massacre at Passchendaele. The New Zealand Story. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000].
  • Kippenberger. An Inspired New Zealand Commander. [Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997].
  • With Garth Pratten. Still the Same: Reflections on Active Service from Bardia to Baidoa. [Sydney: Australian Army Doctrine Centre, 1996].
  • With Jennifer Dunn. Marist College North Shore 1888-1988. [Sydney: Marist Publications, 1988].

 

Children’s Books

  • With Colin Richardson. Best and Bravest. Kiwis Awarded the Victoria Cross. (Revised) [Auckland, HarperCollins Publishers, 2016].
  • Gladys Goes to War. [Auckland, Puffin Books, 2016]

    Storylines Notable Book Awards 2017.

  • Roly the Anzac Donkey. [Auckland, Puffin books, 2015].

    Storylines Notable Book Awards 2016.

  • Jim’s Letters. [Auckland, Puffin Books, 2014].

    Storylines Notable Book Awards 2015.

    LIANZA Children’s Book Awards, Russell Clark Illustration Awards 2015 Finalist.

    LIANZA  Children's Book Awards 2015, Special Recognition Award.

    Winner, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015.

  • Le Quesnoy: The Story of the Town New Zealand Saved. [Auckland, Puffin Books, 2012].

    Storylines Notable Book Awards 2013.

  • My Grandfather’s War. [Auckland, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2007].
  • James the Cat. [Christchurch, Christchurch City Libraries, 2007].
  • With Colin Richardson. Best and Bravest. Kiwis Awarded the Victoria Cross. [Auckland, HarperCollins Publishers, 2006].     
  • The Sky Soldiers. [Auckland, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2005].     
  • The Donkey Man. [Auckland, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2004].
  • Mission to East Timor. [Auckland, Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2002].

   Storylines Notable Book Awards 2003.    

Book Chapters

  • Entries on Godley, Freyberg, Chaytor, Bean, Baxter and Anzac in
  • Encyclopedia of World War One. A Political, social and Military History, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2014.
  • ‘”No Model Campaign”: The Second New Zealand Division and the Battle of El Alamein, October-December 1942’ in Jill Edwards (ed.) El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century, Cairo, The American University Press in Cairo, 2012. 73-92.
  • ‘”Old Bill was all righ”’: William Ferguson Massey and the Soldiers’ in James Watson and Lachy Paterson (eds.) A Great New Zealand Prime Minister? Reappraising William Ferguson Massey, Dunedin, Otago University Press, 2011. 87-95.
  • ‘Introduction’ in Arthur Anderson Martin, A Surgeon in Khaki. Through France and Flanders in World War I’, Lincoln, Bison Books, 2011. v-xvi.
  • ‘Bloody Bapaume: New Zealand soldiers battle for the town, August-September 1918’ in Ashley Ekins (ed.) 1918 Year of Victory: The end of the Great War and the shaping of history, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2010. 146-160.
  • ‘Masterpiece or Massacre: the New Zealand Division and two battles of 1917’, in Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey (eds.) 1917. Tactics, Training and Technology, Canberra, Australian Military History Publications (AMHP), 2007. 62-70.
  • ‘Stopping the Storm: the New Zealand Division and the Kaiser’s Battle (Kaiserschlacht) March-April 1918’, in John Crawford & Ian McGibbon (eds.), New Zealand’s Great War. New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2007. 266-286.
  • ‘Caging the Dogs of War: The Armistice and its Aftermath’, in Peter Greener (ed.) Push for Peace. Commemorating the Past, Reflecting on the Present, Resolving Conflict in the Future, Auckland, Auckland University of Technology and Auckland War Memorial Museum, 2005. 32-45.
  • ‘Major General Howard Kippenberger: the education of a commander’, in Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward (eds.), Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2003. 120-131.
  • ‘Major General Sir Andrew Russell: divisional commander on the Western Front’, in Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward (eds.), Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2003. 54-68.
  • ‘A New Zealand Way of War and a New Zealand Style of Command?’ in Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward (eds.), Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2003. 27-38.
  • ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusion’, in Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward (eds.), Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders, Auckland, Exisle Publishing Limited, 2003. 11-14 and 234-237.
  • ‘From darkness to light: Kippenberger and a tale of two battles’, in Crawford, J. (ed.), Kia Kaha. New Zealand in the Second World War, Auckland, Oxford University Press, 2000. 123-139.
  • ‘Kippenberger and the Learning Curve’, in Ewing-Jarvie, S. Commanding Kiwis, Wellington, Awesome Kiwi NZ Limited, 1998. 35-52.
  • ‘Society, Culture and Socialisation’, in Furze, B. and Stafford, C. (eds.), Society and Change: A Sociological Introduction to Contemporary Australia, Melbourne, Macmillan Education Australia, 1994. 28-46.
  • ‘The Military’, in Furze, B. and Stafford, C. (eds.), Society and Change: A Sociological Introduction to Contemporary Australia, Melbourne, Macmillian Education Australia, 1994. 191-207.      

 

Journal Articles

  • ‘The Gallipoli gallop: dealing with dysentery on the ”fringes of hell”’, Microbiology Australia, 16 July 2014, with Steve Flint & Nick Wilson. A-C.
  • ‘Men of Mont St Quentin: between victory and death’, First World War Studies, Volume 5, No. 1. 134-5.
  • ‘’To Be Truly British We Must Be Anti-German’: New Zealand, enemy aliens and the Great War Experience, 1914-1919’, Britain and the World, Volume 7, No. 1. 143-5.
  • ‘Fatal injury epidemiology among the New Zealand military forces in the First World War’, The New Zealand Medical Journal, 1 November 2013, Vol. 126, No. 1385, with Nick Wilson, Jennifer A. Summers, Michael G. Baker & George Thomson.
  • ‘A nutritional analysis of New Zealand military food rations at Gallipoli in 1915: likely contribution to scurvy and other nutrient deficiency disorders’, The New Zealand Medical Journal, 19 April 2013, Vol. 126, No. 1373, with Nick Wilson, Nhung Nghiem, Jennifer A. summers & Mary-Ann Carter.
  • ‘The Great War: Breaking Some of the Mythology’, New Zealand Army Journal, No.23, July 2000. 10-17.
  • ‘Allies in East Timor. A Personal Reflection’, The Volunteers. The Journal of the New Zealand Historical Society, Vol. 26, July 2000. 66-69.
  • With Carl Bridge, ‘Beyond Hindsight: Why the United States Dropped the Atomic Bomb’, The Volunteers. The Journal of the New Zealand Historical Society, Vol. 26, July 2000. 59-61.
  • ‘Interview: Major General Peter Cosgrove’, New Zealand Defence Quarterly No.28, Autumn 2000. 15.
  • ‘New Zealand Gets Its’ Own Victoria Cross’, The Volunteers. The Journal of the New Zealand Historical Society, Vol. 24, March 1999. 130-31.
  • ‘The Kippenberger Military Archive and Research Library: Waiouru's Best Kept Secret’, New Zealand Army Journal, No.18, January 1998. 25-28.
  • "Major General Sir Howard Kippenberger and the Preparation for Command", New Zealand Army Journal, No.16, December 1996. 48-67.
  • With Carl Bridge and Iain Spence, ‘The Anzac Way of War’, New Zealand Army Journal, No. 16, December 1996. 2-17.
  • ‘Penetrating the Fog of War: the Use of Oral History In Military History Research’, Oral History Association Of Australia Journal, Number 15,1993. 38-46.
  • ‘Threat Perception and Politics: the Deployment of Australian and New Zealand Ground Forces in the Second World War’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, April 1992. 36-43.
  • ‘The American Alliance’, Australian Defence Force Journal, No. 74 January-February 1989. 19-21.