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              A Promised Land
               

              A Promised Land (Hardback)

              By Obama, Barack

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              A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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              ISBN 9780241491515
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Te Kai a te Rangatira: Leadership from the Maori World
               

              Te Kai a te Rangatira: Leadership from the Maori World (Hardback)

              Edited by Tapiata, Rawiri; Smith, Renee; Akuhata-Brown, Marcus

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              'Awe-inspiring collective wisdom and a snapshot into the current state of Maori leadership' - this extraordinary book of interviews and photographs created by rangatahi enriches our understanding of what it means to be a leader. Featuring in-depth interviews with more than 100 Ma...ori leaders spanning the length and breadth of Aotearoa.
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              ISBN 9781988587738
              Published NZ 23 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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              The Most Powerful Woman in the World: How Jacinda Ardern Exemplifies Progressive Leadership
                

              The Most Powerful Woman in the World: How Jacinda Ardern Exemplifies Progressive Leadership (Hardback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

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              The fascinating story of an international icon - one of the world's most inspiring, progressive leaders. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the ...rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compassion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success: donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781510760035
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present

              When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bryant, Nick

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              The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, B...ryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
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              ISBN 9781760896232
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

              The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

              By Bolton, John

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              Bolton's account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria's chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he says in the opening pages,... "If you don't like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk; all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work; and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else." The conflicts, ego and otherwise, are all there-from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea's Kim Jong Un. But so too is the story of a chaotic White House and of a President with his own set a rules. "The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning," writes Bolton, who served Reagan, and George HW Bush and George W. Bush. His account makes that clear.
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              ISBN 9781982167349
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Joe Biden: American Dreamer

              Joe Biden: American Dreamer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Osnos, Evan

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              A concise, brilliant and trenchant examination of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his lifelong quest for the presidency Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest - fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career ...that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship - an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.
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              ISBN 9781526635167
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
               

              Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Hardback)

              By Kendzior, Sarah

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              Pulls back the veil on a history spanning decades, a history of an American autocrat in the making. In doing so, [Kendzior] reveals the inherent fragility of American democracy: how our continual loss of freedom, the rise of consolidated corruption, and the secrets behind a burge...oning autocratic United States have been hiding in plain sight for decades --
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              ISBN 9781250210715
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Flatiron Books
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              The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family

              The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Patterson, James

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              Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses - yet, even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.

              ISBN 9781529125108
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Cornerstone
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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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              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 Promised Land
                 

              A Promised Land (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Obama, Barack

              • RRP: $99.99
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                8 Dec 20

              In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Obama tells of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in striking detail his political education and the landmark moments of his first t...erm.
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              ISBN 9780525633761
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
              Publisher Random House
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