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              Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

              Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him (Paperback, Main)

              By Fountain, Ben

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              A timely, interrogative, passionate but even-handed exploration of the state of US politics, from the New York Times bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

              ISBN 9781786892003
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads
               

              Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads (Hardback)

              By Rundell, David

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              • Pub Date
                17 Sep 20

              Something extraordinary is happening in Saudi Arabia where a traditional, tribal society is rapidly implementing significant economic and social reforms. An army of foreign consultants is rewriting the social contract. The experienced though aging King Salman has cracked down har...d on corruption. His dynamic though inexperienced son, Mohammad, is promoting a more tolerant Islam. Is all this a new vision for Saudi Arabia or merely a mirage likely to dissolve into Iranian-style revolution? David Rundell, one of America's foremost experts on Saudi Arabia, explains how the country has been stable for so long and what is really happening today. The book provides new information for those interested in Middle East politics, global energy markets, or the influence of Islam in the twenty-first century. More importantly, it is a well-structured framework for thinking about one of the world's more significant, but least understood, nations.
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              ISBN 9781838605933
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the Media and Team Rudd Brought Down the Prime Minister

              The Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the Media and Team Rudd Brought Down the Prime Minister (Paperback, Main)

              By Walsh, Kerry-Anne

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              This is the story of one of the most extraordinary episodes in recent Australian political history, of how a powerful media pack, a vicious commentariat and some of those within her own party contrived to bring down Australia's first woman prime minister.

              ISBN 9781760110864
              Published NZ 27 Aug 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
                

              Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (EPUB ebook)

              By Goodwin, Doris Kearns

              Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, this multiple biography studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. It shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace.

              ISBN 9780141931418
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              Language en
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.

              Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S. (Hardback)

              By Phillips, Jess

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              Fearless Labour MP Jess Phillips inspires us to speak out against injustices.

              ISBN 9781913183011
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

              Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)

              By O'Neil, Cathy

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              New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen...accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an al...arm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
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              ISBN 9780141985411
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Leaders Who Changed History
               

              Leaders Who Changed History (Hardback)

              By DK

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              Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential leaders, with this innovative and boldly graphic book. Comprehensive in its scope and depth, and fully illustrated, Leaders profiles leaders from all walks of life - kings, queens..., and political leaders; military leaders; religious icons, revolutionaries, and business leaders. Combining accessible text with with specially-commissioned illustrated portraits in a range of bold artwork styles, photographs, infographics, and timelines, entries explore the lives and achievements of each individual in a fresh, visual way. Covering political masterminds and military geniuses such as Alexander the Great or Genghis Khan, great kings, queens, and rulers like Elizabeth I or Cleopatra, icons of religion and rebellion from Muhammad to Mohandas Gandhi to Emmeline Pankhurst, and inspirational captains of industry, Leaders explores and explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these inspirational men and women throughout history, and their legacies.
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              ISBN 9780241363171
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              To Move The World: JFK's Quest for Peace
                

              To Move The World: JFK's Quest for Peace (EPUB ebook)

              By Sachs, Jeffrey

              John F Kennedy's last great campaign was not the battle for re-election that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for a sustainable peace with the Soviet Union. This title recalls the days from October 1962 to September 1963, when JFK marshalled the power of oratory and his ...remarkable political skills towards that end.
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              ISBN 9781448189762
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              Released NZ 14 Jun 2013
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Gimson's Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump
               

              Gimson's Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump (Hardback)

              By Gimson, Andrew; Illustrated by Rowson, Martin

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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              Written in Andrew Gimson's inimitable style, Gimson's Presidents is a spirited and entertaining aide-memoire, offering short, fascinating accounts of each president - from Washington to Trump - bringing the United States' political history to life as never before.

              ISBN 9781529110012
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel

              No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Peres, Shimon

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              The six key decisions that shaped the Israeli nation, chosen by its former Prime Minister (1985-1986, 1995-1996) and President (2007-2014).

              ISBN 9781474604208
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
              Publisher Orion Publishing
              Interest Age 16+ years
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