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              Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga
                 

              Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga (Hardback)

              By Rice, Rebecca; Baker, Matiu; Cooper, Katie; Fitzgerald, Michael

              • RRP: $70.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 22

              The New Zealand Wars of 1845-72 were a series of bitter and bloody conflicts between Maori and Pakeha that extended from Wairau to the Bay of Islands, and from Taranaki to the East Cape. This major book visits Te Papa's rich Matauranga Maori, History and Art collections to expl...ore the material and visual culture, taonga and artefacts connected with key events and players associated with the Wars.
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              ISBN 9780994146083
              Published NZ 31 Dec 2022
              Publisher Te Papa Press
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              Pieta

              Pieta (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

              • RRP: $34.99
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              These are the last days of 1999. At St Peter's Basilica in Rome, as the world waits for the new millennium, Lucy, a young Australian woman looks up at Michelangelo's Pieta behind its pane of bullet-proof glass; a red kabbalah string circles her wrist. She has come with the myster...ious parcel her recently deceased mother asked her to bring to the box marked POSTE VATICANE. But before Rome there is Saint-Cloud. Here, on the outskirts of Paris, Lucy works as an au pair for Jean-Claude and his wife Mathilde. When Mathilde leaves for Central Australia to research the Aboriginal artist Kumanjayi, Lucy's circle of contacts becomes smaller and strangely intimate: Jean-Claude, the baby Felix for whom she cares, and the couple's charismatic friend Sebastien, a marble restorer. Yet Lucy's homesickness for Australia and its vastness haunts her world, surfacing in the memories of her mother, the Australian garden at Empress Josephine's Malmaison, and Mathilde's letters from Alice Springs. Lucy's mother, Jude, who was a nun in the 1970s, once warned her daughter 'to be careful what she wished for'. It is a caution that marks but rarely alters the choices these characters make. With lushness and tenderness, and revelation, Fitzgerald's unforgettable novel Pieta exquisitely captures the glorious and imperfect relationships between parents and children, between art and life. 'Vivid, clever and moving: Pieta is a timely meditation on art icons, iconoclasm and the mysteries of love and time.' - Gail Jones, award-winning author of Our Shadows
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              ISBN 9781925760743
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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              Space Elevators are the Transportation Story of the 21st Century
                

              Space Elevators are the Transportation Story of the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Swan, Peter; Swan, Cathy; Fitzgerald, Michael

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              A NEW Space Transportation Paradigm has emerged. Ideas brought forward in this report are presented in clear and understandable ways, although a revolutionary concept is becoming real. The envisioned cooperative and collaborative operations between rockets and space elevators wil...l benefit mankind into the next century. 1- Space Elevators can be accomplished because there is a material for the tether, 2- Space Elevators are Earth Friendly, and 3- Space Elevators ENABLE Interplanetary Missions with: o Fast Transit to Mars (as short as 61 days, with variations out to 400+) o Can release towards Mars EVERY day (no 26 month wait) o Can move massive amounts of cargo (170,000 Metric tonnes/year to GEO and beyond)
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              ISBN 9781716746635
              Publisher Lulu.com
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              Hitler's War Beneath the Waves: The menace of the U-Boats
               

              Hitler's War Beneath the Waves: The menace of the U-Boats (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

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              During World War I, German U-boats had been the most effective naval weapon against the Allies and without America's entry into the war in 1917 Britain would have been starved into surrender. Hitler's accession to power led to the rapid development of numerous military projects, ...including provision for submarines. Interestingly, the German navy was the branch of the German armed forces with the highest proportion of Nazis and Nazi sympathizers. And this is the story of their part in the war, focusing in particular on the role of the wolf pack of U-boats in the Atlantic, whose stealthy presence beneath the waves ensured that British merchant ships were dicing with death every time they put out to sea.
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              ISBN 9781789501988
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              Autism and Creativity: Is There a Link between Autism in Men and Exceptional Ability?
               

              Autism and Creativity: Is There a Link between Autism in Men and Exceptional Ability? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

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              This is a stimulating study of male creativity and autism, arguing that a major genetic endowment is a prerequisite of genius, and that cultural and environmental factors are less significant than has often been claimed.

              ISBN 9780415763424
              Released NZ 2 Dec 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Unsolved Mysteries of World War II: From the Nazi Ghost Train and 'Tokyo Rose' to the day Los Angeles was attacked by Phantom Fighters
               

              Unsolved Mysteries of World War II: From the Nazi Ghost Train and 'Tokyo Rose' to the day Los Angeles was attacked by Phantom Fighters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

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              During World War II, the world was in a state of upheaval and many mysterious events took place. This brilliant book fills you in on what these were. Topics include the Battle of Los Angeles (when US aircrews sighted a formation of Japanese aircraft flying to attack LA in 1942); ...the mysterious death of bandleader Glenn Miller; The Man Who Never Was - a corpse dressed in military uniform, and fitted out with fake documents purporting to show Allied plans for the invasion of Greece and Sardinia, was deliberately allowed to fall into Nazi hands; Lost Treasures of the Nazis, including the Nazi 'blood flag' and Hitler's Globe; The German Expedition to Antarctica of 1938; The Riddle of Rudolf Hess and many many more...
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              ISBN 9781788280471
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              The Pacific Room
               

              The Pacific Room (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

              • RRP: $34.99
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              'Do I look strange?' These were his last recorded words. That night Sosimo kissed his hands and laid them across his breast, knitting his fingers together like flowers. The next morning the household watched his coffin, held aloft by a dozen brown hands, disappear into an ocean o...f leaves. Every now and then, at a turn of the mountain, it would emerge from the trees, bobbing higher and higher, floating free. This remarkable debut novel tells of the last days of Tusitala, 'the teller of tales', as Robert Louis Stevenson became known in Samoa where he chose to die. In 1892 Girolamo Nerli travels from Sydney by steamer to Apia, with the intention of capturing something of Jekyll and Hyde in his portrait of the famous author. Nerli's presence sets in train a disturbing sequence of events. More than a century later, art historian Lewis Wakefield comes to Samoa to research the painting of Tusitala's portrait by the long-forgotten Italian artist. On hiatus from his bipolar medication, Lewis is freed to confront the powerful reality of all the desires and demons that R. L. Stevenson couldn't control. Lewis's personal journey is shadowed by the story of the lovable Teuila, a so-called fa'afafine ('in the manner of a woman'), and the spirit of Stevenson's servant boy, Sosimo. Set in an evocative tropical landscape haunted by the lives and spirits which drift across it, The Pacific Room is both a love letter to Samoa and a lush and tender exploration of artistic creation, of secret passions and merging dualities. 'A wonderfully stylistic novel, dream-like and mesmeric. It moves with ekphrastic cadences, from painting to writing and back again, between the present and the past, both muted and full of nuance, like a water-colour of archived time. Fitzgerald skilfully employs a controlled language of concealment and careful observation through which character is translated. All the while, there are subliminal disturbances below, indicating fatal and fateful meetings between cultur
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              ISBN 9780995359550
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2017
              Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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              Picasso the Late Work. From the Collection of Jacqueline Picasso

              Picasso the Late Work. From the Collection of Jacqueline Picasso (Hardback)

              Edited by Westheider, Ortrud; Philipp, Michael; Contributions by Godefroy, Cecile; Fitzgerald, Michael; Muller, Markus

              • RRP: $120.00
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              Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso's wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso's creativity in his final years. In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His o...bsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view never-before exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso's career. Beautifully reproduced images reveal the ways Picasso continued to reinvent his art as he aged. This book also features fascinating insights into how Picasso's contemporaries reacted to this stage of his oeuvre, his relationships with younger artists and with popular culture, and the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist's enduring legacy.
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              ISBN 9783791358116
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher Prestel
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              Ragged London: The Life of London's Poor

              Ragged London: The Life of London's Poor (Paperback)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael

              • RRP: $49.99
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              Looks at the appalling conditions in which people lived, and describes their daily struggle to survive

              ISBN 9780752460055
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              Picasso and American Art

              Picasso and American Art (Hardback, New title)

              By Fitzgerald, Michael; Contributions by Boddewyn, Julia May

              • RRP: $119.99
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              Provides information on the fundamental role that Picasso played in the development of modern American art, both through his friendships with individual artists and through the dissemination of his evolving work. This book also documents the accessibility of Picasso's work in the... United States between 1911 and 1957 in exhibitions and collections.
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              ISBN 9780300114522
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2006
              Publisher Yale University Press
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