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Book Review: An Energetic Life-Colin Maiden


Book Review: An Energetic Life. Colin Maiden, an autobiography of our first ME graduate student and a long-time Vice Chancellor of this University

From the book jacket:
“Colin Maiden was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in the late 50’s, a research engineer in space and defence science in Canada and a leading General Motors engineer and executive in the US. He was subsequently Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland for 24 years and professional company director or chair of companies such as NZ Synthetic Fuels, NZ Steel, and Independent Newspapers. This autobiography provides fascinating insights into the operations and challenges of many core New Zealand businesses.

This is a compelling account of a truly energetic life, and revealed as the reader travels with the author are the talents, and the consequent considerable contribution, of a New Zealander who has earned wide respect. Few other New Zealanders have been involved at the highest levels in such a variety of activities in this country and overseas as Sir Colin”. Engineering Library: Call number LB2342.2.N5 M35 2008

For those who want to read the book review by Graeme Beattie:


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