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Balancing Acts: Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
 

Balancing Acts: Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017 (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By McGhie, Gerald

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Gerald McGhie's insightful account of 40 years of service as a NZ diplomat, including two postings in Moscow - during Brezhnev and Cold Ward years and later during the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Yeltsin and collapse of the Soviet Union.Samoa and New Guinea are also discussed

ISBN 9781927212318
Published 24 May 2017 by Dunmore Publishing Limited
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And I'd Do it Again
 

And I'd Do it Again (Hardback)

By Crocker, Aimee

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Moonlit seances in Honolulu. Exotic cobra dances. Drinking games with Oscar Wilde. Enchanting tales in Victorian world traveller Aimee Crocker's autobiography.

ISBN 9781784979850
Published 1 April 2017 by Head of Zeus
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The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail
 

The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Kienzle, Robyn

If one person made the Kokoda Track that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of WWII.

ISBN 9780733627637
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733630262
Published 27 October 2014 by Hachette
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Series Hachette Military Collection
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Mr Ambassador: Memoirs of Sir Carl Berendsen
  

Mr Ambassador: Memoirs of Sir Carl Berendsen (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

Edited by Templeton, Hugh

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Sir Carl Berendsen (1890-1973) was the founder of New Zealand foreign policy. He was a dynamic thinker, a gifted writer, an outstanding administrator and a considerable orator. Few civil servants before or since have addressed both Cabinet and Parliament; few have made or been in ...

ISBN 9780864735843
Published 2 June 2009 by Victoria University Press
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The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
 

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition)

By Salmond, Anne

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In this rich and stylish description by New Zealand scholar Salmond, Cook's voyages take on a peculiar, dreamlike quality. Salmond's claim is that Cook was far more affected by his exposure to the Polynesian world than historians have thought. This book is fascinating as an incom ...

ISBN 9780141021331
Published 25 August 2004 by Penguin
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Captain Alex MacLean: Jack London's Sea Wolf
 

Captain Alex MacLean: Jack London's Sea Wolf (Hardback)

By MacGillivray, Don

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Alex MacLean was a sailor and sealer, originally from Cape Breton. When he was just 21, MacLean sailed to the Pacific side of North America, where he operated for 35 years. This is not only the story of this character but also the construction of his legend.

ISBN 9780774814713
Published 7 May 2008 by Inbooks
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Garrow, David

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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Bearing ...

ISBN 9780008229405
Published 1 June 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
 

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (Hardback)

By Garrow, David

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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Bearing ...

ISBN 9780008229375
Published 22 May 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Dumont d'Urville: Explorer & Polymath
 

Dumont d'Urville: Explorer & Polymath (Hardback)

By Duyker, Edward

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Explorer Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) is sometimes called France's Captain Cook. Born less than a year after the beginning of the French Revolution, he lived through turbulent times. He was an erudite polymath: a maritime explorer fascinated by botany, entom ...

ISBN 9781877578700
Published 1 September 2014 by Otago University Press
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A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
 

A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice (Hardback)

By Summers, Anthony; Swan, Robbyn

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An account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the scapegoat Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, the failure of the top brass in Washington to provide Kimmel with vital intelligence prior to the attack, and the continuing efforts of the family to have Kimmel formally exone ...

ISBN 9780062405517
Published 1 April 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
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