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              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers

              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers (Hardback, Main)

              By Runciman, David

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              Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that t...he power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?
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              ISBN 9781788163330
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself
                

              Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself (Hardback)

              By Mandela, Nelson

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              The first wholly accurate and authorised record of Nelson Mandela's most inspiring and historically important quotations. Nelson Mandela by Himself is the complete and fully authorised book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time.

              ISBN 9780143565918
              Published NZ 17 Jun 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Empires of the Monsoon
               

              Empires of the Monsoon (Paperback, New edition)

              By Hall, Richard

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              Until Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to the East in 1497-9 almost nothing was known in the West of the exotic cultures and wealth of the Indian Ocean and its peoples. This book traces the history of its exploration and exploitation.

              ISBN 9780006380832
              Released NZ 5 Dec 1997
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Brexit Volume 3
               

              Brexit Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shipman, Tim

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                8 Jul 20

              The unmissable account of Brexit, from political insider and bestselling author of All Out War, Tim Shipman.

              ISBN 9780008308957
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour
               

              Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richards, Steve

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              At the beginning of the financial crisis, in September 2008, Gordon Brown called an emergency press conference in which he declared, 'we will do whatever it takes to restore stability in the financial markets'.

              ISBN 9780007320325
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide
               

              Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated ed.)

              By Neer, Bob; Illustrated by Lee, Joe

              New edition - Barack Obama For Beginners: An Essential Guide is the fastest and most reliable way to get up to speed on the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. It condenses the personal and political history of the first African-American nominee for his natio...n's highest office to provide a complete introduction to the Senator from Illinois. The text covers the candidate's family history and life experiences and beliefs, and discusses his strengths and weaknesses as a campaigner, legislator, and manager of people and resources. Entertaining illustrations enliven the reading experience and highlight important details, Barack Obama For Beginners keeps the focus on the candidate and his record -- accomplishments and missteps, praise and criticism -- to allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Visit www.BarackObamaForBeginners.com for complete source notes to the book, a timeline of events in the life of Barack Obama, updates and links to additional information. Short enough to read in an afternoon or on commutes, For Beginners(R) Essential Guides provide reliable information from a neutral point of view about public figures and current events so that readers can arrive at informed opinions on topics that affect their daily lives.
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              ISBN 9781934389447
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2009
              Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series For Beginners
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              Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
               

              Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future (Paperback)

              By Buttigieg, Pete

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                26 May 20

              'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' Guardian NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

              ISBN 9781529398069
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House
               

              Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House (Hardback)

              By Smith, Michael S.; Boodro, Michael; Russell, Margaret

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                1 May 20

              The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House.

              ISBN 9780847864799
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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              Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller
               

              Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller (Paperback)

              By Reilly, Rick

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                26 May 20

              A stunning and hilarious indictment of Donald Trump's lying, cheating and poor sportsmanship on the golf course, and how those behaviours reveal the management style he has taken to the Oval Office - by the New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed sports writer.

              ISBN 9781472266118
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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              Working With Winston

              Working With Winston (Paperback)

              By Stelzer, Cita

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              A portrait of Winston Churchill as seen through the eyes of those who knew him best - the personal secretaries who worked for him throughout his life.

              ISBN 9781786695871
              Released NZ 10 Apr 2020
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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