Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
A Life of J. C. Beaglehole
A Life of J. C. Beaglehole

A Life of J. C. Beaglehole

New Zealand Scholar


600 Pages, 6 x 10

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $49.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780864735355

Rights: WOR X NZ

Victoria University Press (Apr 2007)

Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock


The life of one of New Zealand’s greatest scholars, J. C. Beaglehole, is presented through firsthand writings, including previously unpublished letters, in this comprehensive volume. A prolific writer and critic—recognized in particular for his editing of James Cook’s journals—Beaglehole devoted his life to academic freedoms, civil liberties, and improving the intellectual and cultural life of New Zealand. This biography, written by Beaglehole’s son, weaves together all aspects of the scholar’s life into an immensely compelling narrative.

Author Biography

Tim Beaglehole is a professor emeritus at Victoria University of Wellington and the chancellor of the university.