This is a second-hand copy of the book The Beating Heart: A Political and Socio-economic History of Te Arawa by Vincent O'Malley and David Armstrong. It is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. The dust jacket is covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover to keep the dust jacket safe. This can be easily removed as it is simply folded in place.
From the blurb:
This work is particularly significant for examining how an iwi with a "loyalist" reputation suffered at the hands of the Crown as much as any other tribal grouping: and how, especially, it continued to exercise rangatiratanga in the face of the marginalising pressures of colonisation. The detailed and convincing way in which these and other matters are depicted provides a model history of an indigenous body with its own powerful agency, and of the complexities of Māori interaction with the state and Pākehā.'
Condition: this is a used book in excellent condition.