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            The Tobacco Girls: The start of a wonderful historical saga series from Lizzie Lane
              

            The Tobacco Girls: The start of a wonderful historical saga series from Lizzie Lane (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Lane, Lizzie

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            Bristol 1939. School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W.D. & H.O. Wills tobacco factory but keeps it to herself. She's befriended by effervescent Phyllis Mason and kind-hearted Bridget Milligan... who take pity on her and take Maisie under their wing. But beneath their happy go lucky exteriors they all harbour dreams and worries about what the future holds. Engaged to be married Phyllis dreams of romance and passion but when it comes there are dire consequences. Bridget seemingly the level headed one harbours a horror of something unspeakable that she cannot easily come to terms with. There's great comradeship at the tobacco factory, and with the advent of war everything is about to change and even the closest friendships are likely to be strained.
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            ISBN 9781800484863
            Publisher Boldwood Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Tobacco Girls
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Australia Day

            Australia Day (Paperback)

            By Grant, Stan

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            'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, ...talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about our country, about who we are as a nation, about the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here? Praise for Talking to My Country: 'A story so essential and salutary to this place that it should be given out free at the ballot box' The Australian 'Deeply disturbing, profoundly moving' Hobart Mercury 'Grant will be an important voice in shaping this nation' The Saturday Paper Talking to My Country won the 2016 Walkley Book Award and the Special Award at the 2016 Heritage Awards, and was shortlisted in the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards, the Nib Waverley Library Awards and the 2017 ABIA Awards.
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            ISBN 9781460759974
            Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Glass Castle

            The Glass Castle (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Walls, Jeannette

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            'Walls has carved a story with precision and grace out of one of the most chaotic, heart-breaking childhoods... This deeply affecting memoir is a triumph in every possible way, and it does what all good books should: it affirms our faith in the human spir

            ISBN 9781844081820
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2006
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            News and How to Use It: What to Believe in a Fake News World

            News and How to Use It: What to Believe in a Fake News World (Paperback, Main)

            By Rusbridger, Alan

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            An A-Z guide on how we stay informed in the era of fake news, from the former Guardian Editor-in-Chief

            ISBN 9781838854430
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2022
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Creative Ropecraft: A treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting
             

            Creative Ropecraft: A treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting (Paperback, 5th edition)

            By Grainger, Stuart; Foreword by Pawson, Des

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            Creative Ropecraft is a wonderful collection of practical nautical knots and decorative ropework. Anyone tempted to try their hand at this will be able to follow the steps easily thanks to Stuart Grainger's exquisite and clear drawings. This brand new, fully updated edition has a... foreword, revisions, and tips from knotting expert, Des Pawson. Readers can learn how to tie and use a wide variety of knots, both practical and elaborate, including: crown and wall knots turk's heads door knockers hammocks mats belts cuff links table lamps rope-edged trays and much more. This book will be beautifully presented in a larger format, in full colour, and with new photography and material from Des Pawson. It will now sit comfortably alongside the successful Knot Craft and Rope Mats. Reviews of the previous edition: 'The best fancy knotting book...only when you've tried can you know just how good.' Knotting Matters 'Essential for any knot tyer's library. Stuart Grainger's illustrations are a joy to use, both for their beauty and clarity of instruction.' Des Pawson Reviews of Des Pawson: 'When it comes to personal ropecraft, Des Pawson is the master.' Yachting Times 'there really is no one better to publish a book on knot design than Des Pawson.' Towpath Talk
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            ISBN 9781472985651
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year (Hardback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

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            The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House d...uring a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency's inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail. Focused on Trump and the key players around him-the doctors, generals, senior advisers, and Trump family members- Rucker and Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. These witnesses to history tell the story of him longing to deploy the military to the streets of American cities to crush the protest movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, all to bolster his image of strength ahead of the election. These sources saw firsthand his refusal to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously-even to the point of allowing himself and those around him to be infected. This is a story of a nation sabotaged-economically, medically, and politically-by its own leader, culminating with a groundbreaking, minute-by-minute account of exactly what went on in the Capitol building on January 6, as Trump's supporters so easily breached the most sacred halls of American democracy, and how the president reacted. With unparalleled access, Rucker and Leonnig explain and expose exactly who enabled-and who foiled-Trump as he sought desperately to cling to power.
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            ISBN 9781526642639
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Break the Internet: in pursuit of influence
             

            Break the Internet: in pursuit of influence (Hardback)

            By Yallop, Olivia

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            Traditional media is over. The internet reigns. And in the attention economy, influencers are royalty. But who are they ... and how do you become one? Break the Internet takes a deep dive into the influencer industry, tracing its evolution from blogging and legacy social media su...ch as Tumblr to today's world in which YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok dominate. Surveying the new media landscape that the rise of online celebrity has created, it is an insider account of a trend which is set to dominate our future - the economy of influence will be valued at $15bn globally by 2022. Olivia Yallop enrols in an influencer bootcamp, goes undercover at fan meetups, and shadows online celebrities to understand how digital personas are built, uncovering what it is really like to live a branded life and trade in a 'social stock market'. From mumfluencers and activists to governments and investors, everyone wants to build their online influence. But how do you stay authentic in a system designed to commodify identity? Break the Internet examines both the dangers and the transformative potential of digital culture.
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            ISBN 9781913348335
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Bolivian Diary
             

            The Bolivian Diary (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Guevara, Ernesto Che; Introduction by Castro, Fidel; Foreword by Guevara, Camilo

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              1 Mar 22

            The last diary of revolutionary Che Guevara with entries up until two days before his murder. Here is Ernesto Che Guevara's account of the 1966-67 guerrilla struggle in Bolivia. A day-by-day chronicle of the campaign led by one of the central leaders of the Cuban revolution to fo...rge a revolutionary movement of workers and peasants capable of contending for power in Bolivia and providing an example for all Latin America. --Midwest Book Review Thanks to Che's invariable habit of noting the main events of each day, we have rigorously exact, priceless and detailed information on the heroic final months of his life in Bolivia. --Fidel Castro I turned 39 today and am inevitably approaching the age when I need to consider my future as a guerrilla. But for now, I am still in one piece. --Che Guevara, June 14, 1967 This new edition of Che Guevara's diary of the last year of his life describes Che's efforts to launch a guerrilla insurrection against the military government of Bolivia. It was found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian Army in October 1967. Newly revised, it includes Fidel Castro's A Necessary Introduction, exposing the lies of an earlier, pre-emptive edition prepared by the C.I.A. to discredit Che and the Bolivian expedition, as well as the Cuban Revolution itself. The Bolivian Diary reveals an older, more time-tested, and health-compromised Che than either the exuberant The Motorcycle Diaries or the mature and implacable Congo Diary. There is rich irony here as he recounts the daily challenges faced by his small guerrilla band, the pronouncements of the military government, and the actions of the large military force attacking them. The last entry describes the day before Che's capture, two days before his murder.
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            ISBN 9781644210741
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
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            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
             

            The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Hardback)

            By Lewis, Michael

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            For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.

            ISBN 9780393881554
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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