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            True Stories Of Endurance & Survival

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            Worse Things Happen At Sea
             

            Worse Things Happen At Sea (Paperback)

            By McCrystal, John

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            Bear witness to some of the worst nautical disasters from New Zealand and around the world in these fascinating, and endlessly engrossing accounts inspired by John McCrystal's radio series Shipwreck Tales. From heart-wrenching tales of survival against all odds to gob-smacking ac...ts of foolish hubris.
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            ISBN 9781988538761
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hellinger, Magda; Lee, Maya; With Brewster, David

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            The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and ne...arly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were told they'd be working at a shoe factory. At Auschwitz the SS soon discovered that by putting Jewish prisoners in charge of the day-to-day running of the accommodation blocks, camp administration and workforces, they could both reduce the number of guards required and deflect the distrust of the prisoner population away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and over three years served in many prisoner leader roles, from room leader, to block leader - at one time in charge of the notorious Experimental Block 10 where reproductive experiments were performed on hundreds of women - and eventually camp leader, responsible for 30,000 women. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: using every possible opportunity to save lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS, and risking torture or execution. Through her bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, including testimonies from fellow Auschwitz survivors, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.
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            ISBN 9781760859299
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World

            Kika & Me: How One Extraordinary Guide Dog Changed My World (Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021233
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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            The true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

            ISBN 9781529333961
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Last Survivor

            The Last Survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krake, Frank

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            The international bestselling and inspirational story of the man who survived not one, but three Holocaust concentration camps and one of the biggest maritime disasters in World War 2

            ISBN 9781841885278
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            An Innocent Baby: Why Would Anyone Abandon Little Darcy-May?
             

            An Innocent Baby: Why Would Anyone Abandon Little Darcy-May? (Paperback)

            By Glass, Cathy

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            When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.

            ISBN 9780008466480
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Escape From the Ghetto: The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis
             

            Escape From the Ghetto: The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carr, John

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              30 Nov 21

            A Jewish boy kills a Nazi by the Polish ghetto. He must escape the Third Reich, at all costs.

            ISBN 9781529381580
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live

            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ebert, Lily; With Forman, Dov

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            The incredibly moving and powerful memoir by an Auschwitz survivor who made headlines round the world in 2020

            ISBN 9781529073416
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Six Years a Hostage: Captured by Islamist Militants in the Desert

            Six Years a Hostage: Captured by Islamist Militants in the Desert (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McGown, Stephen

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            The incredible story of Stephen McGown's capture by Islamist militants in Timbuktu, in Mali, and how he was held hostage in the north-west African desert for nearly six years before finally being released.

            ISBN 9781472146656
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Shackleton

            Shackleton (Hardback)

            By Fiennes, Ranulph

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            *PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY* An authoritative biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton from polar adventurer Ranulph Fiennes.

            ISBN 9780241356715
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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