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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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              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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              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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              Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi
               

              Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi (Paperback)

              By Hickford, Mark; Jones, Carwyn

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              Across the globe, there are numerous examples of treaties, compacts, or other negotiated agreements that mediate relationships between Indigenous peoples and states or settler communities. Perhaps the best known of these, New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi is a living, and historic...ally rich, illustration of this types of negotiated agreement, and both the symmetries and asymmetries of Indigenous-State relations. This collection refreshes the scholarly and public discourse relating to the Treaty of Waitangi and makes a significant contribution to the international discussion of Indigenous-State relations and reconciliation. The essays in this collection explore the diversity of meanings that have been ascribed to Indigenous-State compacts, such as the Treaty, by different interpretive communities. As such, they enable and illuminate a more dynamic conversation about their meanings and applications, as well as their critical role in processes of reconciliation and transitional justice today.
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              ISBN 9780367895440
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Indigenous Peoples and the Law
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              The House of Kennedy
                

              The House of Kennedy (Hardback)

              By Patterson, James

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                13 Apr 20

              Also published in the U.K. under the title 'The Kennedy Curse'. Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them? The Kennedy name is synonymous with American royalty. The family commitment to public service i...s legendary and enduring. But all their wild charisma has been dashed by disgrace and tragedy: Assassinations. Murder. Plane crashes. Fatal accidents. Mental illness. Drug overdoses. Alcohol abuse, and plenty of sex scandals. 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. #1 bestselling author James Patterson once again tells a spellbinding story to maximum dramatic effect (The Wall Street Journal)--and this one is all true.
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              ISBN 9780316454483
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Whole Picture
               

              The Whole Picture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Procter, Alice

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

              ISBN 9781788401562
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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              Running Against the Devil: A plot to save America from Trump - and Democrats from themselves

              Running Against the Devil: A plot to save America from Trump - and Democrats from themselves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Rick

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              In this full-throttle playbook for 2020, Rick Wilson, longtime Republican strategist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could re-elect the worst president in history. He argues that Trump is as ...bad as we thought, and worse. His re-election would be a disaster for democracy, for America, and the world as we know it. A thirty-year veteran of national political campaigns and one of the most famous ad makers in politics, Rick Wilson brings his experience, insight, knowledge, and signature humour to the 2020 race, just in time to save the Democrats from their worst instincts. He hammers Trump's destructive and dangerous first term, outlining the mistakes both the Republicans and Hillary Clinton made running against Trump in 2016. He shows exactly how the campaign for Trump will operate, and how Trump will use his social media power against the Democrats. Hope is not lost - if Democrats listen and learn from Wilson. Drawing on his time as a political guru, and infused with his cutting, witty commentary, Running Against the Devil shows Democrats how to deploy what they've learned in the past two years, what the president's weak spots are, what the rules of the 2020 election reality show will be, and where and how to reach the all-important swing voters. Democrats must use every trick in the political playbook in the 2020 election, and Wilson knows where the bodies are buried. A sharply funny and brutally honest assessment of Trump's abysmal, destructive record and of the pitfalls for Democrats that lie ahead, Running Against the Devil lays out a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred roadmap to saving America from Donald Trump. The stakes are too high to do anything less.
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              ISBN 9781922310293
              Published NZ 17 Feb 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
               

              The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President (Hardback)

              By Wine-Banks, Jill

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                26 May 20

              Obstruction of justice, lies from the White House, sexism at work, shocking revelations: Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire as a Watergate prosecutor.

              ISBN 9781250244321
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Maoism: A Global History

              Maoism: A Global History (Hardback)

              By Lovell, Julia

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              Across the globe, Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellion it triggered) and brought to power the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia;

              ISBN 9781847922496
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2019
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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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