This year a whole swag of my older print books have been brought back into print as second editions. They’ve also come with new covers – strongly branded, themed, and to my mind highly evocative of the subject matter.
I thought I might feature them for a few weeks, starting this week with the cover of Kiwi Air Power: a history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War. The photo of the Iroquois is one of mine – it was doing aerobatics about 100 metres overhead back in 2014. Since then it’s been taken out of RNZAF service, making it impossible for me to say things such as ‘I luuurve the smell of napalm in the morning’ or start humming Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ whenever a whole pile of them hove into view overhead (not that the RNZAF actually had a whole pile of them, anyway).
The book was first published in 1998 by Reed New Zealand. This edition, released in 2017 in print by Intruder Books but given a new cover to brand it with the rest this year, tells the story of New Zealand’s air force, including its adventures in the Pacific Islands during the Second World War. It’s available in any good New Zealand bookstore – or, in any event, through Amazon. Click to buy.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2018