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              A Long Petal of the Sea

              A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

              By Allende, Isabel

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              That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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              ISBN 9781526615909
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Imagining Decolonisation
                

              Imagining Decolonisation (Paperback)

              Contributions by Kiddle, Rebecca; Elkington, Bianca; Jackson, Moana; Mercier, Ocean

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              • Pub Date
                9 Mar 20

              This book sets out the case for decolonisation by illuminating - through anecdotal, real life examples - what decolonisation might look and feel like.

              ISBN 9781988545783
              Published NZ 9 Mar 2020
              Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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              Series BWB Texts
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              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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              ISBN 9781408891612
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
                

              The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

              By Procter, Alice

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

              ISBN 9781788401555
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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              A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

              A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

              Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would b...e all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
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              ISBN 9781526609083
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
               

              A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Hardback)

              By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

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              Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would b...e all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
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              ISBN 9781526609076
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)

              By Dikoetter, Frank

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              Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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              ISBN 9781408891629
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't
               

              Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marquet, L. David

              • RRP: $38.00
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              Few of us realize that much of our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues. Former U.S. ...Navy Captain David Marquet drew on his experiences transforming the USS Santa Fe from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best to write Turn the Ship Around! Marquet calls his approach Intent-Based Leadership, a set of principles and tools that help leaders empower their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do. His new book expands on those principles with a fresh approach to workplace communication. Marquet's insights and examples show how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in impact. Praise for Turn the Ship Around! 'I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 'To say I'm a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement... I'm a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn't just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them' Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why
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              ISBN 9780241373668
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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              ISBN 9780241314319
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
                

              The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy (Hardback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              • Pub Date
                26 Feb 20

              As democracy shows signs of decay, how do we not only arrest its decline but build something better - a state which is democratic in the fullest sense?

              ISBN 9781786077189
              Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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