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            True Stories Of Endurance & Survival

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            Endurance: 100 Tales of Survival, Adventure and Exploration
              

            Endurance: 100 Tales of Survival, Adventure and Exploration (Hardback)

            By Wood, Levison

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 22

            An anthology of the best writing on endurance, survival, adventure and exploration.

            ISBN 9781801102568
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2022
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sex Cult Nun
             

            Sex Cult Nun (Hardback)

            By Jones, Faith

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            Sex and sexuality were our gifts, not our shame, and sharing them was not optional. No one discussed power imbalances, exploitation, or rape. To do so would have been seen as rebellious, or worse, heretical.

            ISBN 9780008348250
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Sisters in Resistance: how a German spy, a banker's wife, and Mussolini's daughter outwitted the Nazis

            Sisters in Resistance: how a German spy, a banker's wife, and Mussolini's daughter outwitted the Nazis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mazzeo, Tilar J.

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            In 1943, Edda Mussolini, daughter of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, gave her father and Hitler an extraordinary ultimatum- release her husband, Italy's former foreign minister, Galeazzo Ciano, from prison, or risk her leaking her husband's diaries to the press. Knowing th...e diaries would expose Nazi lies and create a foundation for war crimes prosecutions, Hitler and Mussolini vowed to do everything in their power to see the diaries destroyed - even if it meant killing Mussolini's daughter. To do this, they ordered Hilde Beetz, a German spy, to seduce Ciano in prison in order to learn the diaries' location. However, the seducer became the seduced, joining forces with Edda to try to save Ciano from execution. When this failed, Edda fled, with Hilde's daring assistance, to keep Ciano's final wish- to see the diaries published for use by the Allies. Upon learning of Edda's escape, the head of United States intelligence, Alan Dulles, sent in socialite Frances de Chollet, assigned by chance to a mission that would change her life. Her task was to find Edda, gain her trust, and, crucially, hand the diaries over to the Americans. Against all expectations, what developed was a rich and humanising friendship between the two women. Staying one step ahead of the Gestapo agents who were hunting Edda, together they succeeded in preserving one of the most important historic documents of World War II. Containing all the detailed twists and turns of a spy thriller, this is the story of three women, each faced with unbearable pressures and weighty moral questions, whose lives were drawn together in one of the most unlikely rescues of World War II. Praise for Irena's Children- the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto- ' An incredible account.' -New York Times Book Review Praise for Eliza Hamilton- the extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton- 'Drawing from an impressive breadth of sources ... this is an expertly
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            ISBN 9781922585639
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Becoming Forrest: One Man's Epic Run Across America
             

            Becoming Forrest: One Man's Epic Run Across America (Hardback)

            By Pope, Rob

            • RRP: $42.99
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            The remarkable true story of an unrivalled journey to recreate the greatest run in film history: 15,700 miles, five-times across the United States.

            ISBN 9780008472511
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
              

            The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World (Hardback)

            By Freedland, Jonathan

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            The astonishing, forgotten story of the hero who escaped from Auschwitz to reveal the truth of the Holocaust.

            ISBN 9781529369045
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            His Name Is George Floyd: One man's life and the struggle for racial justice
             

            His Name Is George Floyd: One man's life and the struggle for racial justice (Hardback)

            By Samuels, Robert; Olorunnipa, Toluse

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            The murder of George Floyd sparked a fiery summer of activism and unrest all over the world in 2020. People marched under the Black Lives Matter banner, demanding an end to racial injustice. The movement has led many to redouble their efforts, and government officials to examine ...the causes of systemic inequality. Drawing on The Washington Post's in-depth reporting and award-winning series on Floyd, His Name Is George Floyd is a definitive biography diving deep into the structural racism that shaped Floyd's life and death. This biography features exclusive reporting as well as unparalleled access to Floyd's family and the people who were closest to the man whose name has become one of the most recognized on the planet. By zooming in for an intimate portrait of this one, emblematic life, while also assessing the institutions that shaped it, the authors deliver a powerful exploration of institutional racism and of a public reckoning of unprecedented breadth and intensity.
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            ISBN 9781787635838
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2022
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

            438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

            By Franklin, Jonathan

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            On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not... touch solid ground again for 14 months. When he was washed ashore on January 30th, 2014, he had drifted over 9,000 miles. Three dozen cruise ships and container vessels passed nearby. Not one stopped for the stranded fisherman. He considered suicide on multiple occasions - including offering himself up to a pack of circling sharks. But Alvarenga developed a method of survival that kept his body and mind intact long enough for the Pacific Ocean to spit him up onto a remote palm-studded island. Crawling ashore, he was saved by a local couple living in their own private castaway paradise. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to normality, this is an epic tale of survival and one man's incredible story of beating the ultimate odds.
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            ISBN 9781509800193
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2016
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Combat Doctor
             

            The Combat Doctor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pronk, Dr Dan

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            'I had seen dozens of people die horrible deaths ... This time was different. This time it was a friend of mine dying in the dirt in front of me, and it was my job to save him.' Dr Dan Pronk served on over 100 combat missions in Afghanistan as a frontline special forces combat do...ctor, where the casualties he treated were his fellow SAS soldiers and commandos, local civilians and even the enemy. The thrill of adventure and the challenges of battlefield medicine brought out the very best in Dan; he discovered a sense of purpose in pushing his medical skills and courage to the limits. But there was a cost. In this frank and vivid memoir, Dan describes the highs and lows of his military-medical career, and the very real toll they took on his mental health and family life. He writes movingly about the burden of saving - and failing to save - friends and comrades, the feelings of helplessness and despair that haunted him, and the journey back to a meaningful and fulfilling civilian life. The Combat Doctor is an extraordinary story of resilience and growth, and a tribute to the doctors and medics working behind-the-scenes in conflict around the world. Praise for The Combat Doctor 'I love Dan's insight from his beginnings as an everyday guy, who pushes himself into operating in a very, very non-everyday environment. A fascinating account of what it is like to go into battle, and the unseen mental battles that arise from the experience. Honest and inspiring. I loved it.' - Hamish Blake 'Beyond the headlines, popular imagery and mythology of SAS and Commandos, are stories of duty and devotion to one another. The Combat Doctor is both a participant and an observer - of skill, courage, death and growth from the traumatic aftermath of war. Step out of your comfort zone, accept the challenge to a better person.' - Dr Brendan Nelson 'Dr Dan Pronk transports the reader into the boots and under the combat helmet of Special Forces in a way few writers can. The idea of a fully armed d
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            ISBN 9781760988067
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Traitor of Colditz
             

            The Traitor of Colditz (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports)

            By Verkaik, Robert

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              22 Aug 22

            Drawing on unseen National Archives records, this book reveals the betrayal, espionage, and backstabbing within the ranks of the officers imprisoned in Colditz during WW2. How these men, surrounded by enemies, couldn't even afford to trust each other. And how the Traitor of Coldi...tz almost led them to their deaths.
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            ISBN 9781802790818
            Released NZ 22 Aug 2022
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            The Nine: How a Band of Daring Resistance Women Escaped from Nazi Germany - The Powerful True Story
              

            The Nine: How a Band of Daring Resistance Women Escaped from Nazi Germany - The Powerful True Story (Paperback)

            By Strauss, Gwen

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 22

            'A compelling, beautifully written story of resilience, friendship and survival.' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz The thrilling story of how nine young women, captured by the Nazis for being part of the Resistance, launched a breathtakingly bold escape and fo...und their way home. As the Second World War raged across Europe, and the Nazi regime tightened its reign of horror and oppression, nine women, some still in their teens, joined the French and Dutch Resistance. Caught out in heroic acts against the brutal occupiers, they were each tortured and sent east into Greater Germany to a concentration camp, where they formed a powerful friendship. In 1945, as the war turned against Hitler, they were forced on a Death March, facing starvation and almost certain death. Determined to survive, they made a bid for freedom, and so began one of the most breathtaking tales of escape and resilience of the Second World War. The author is the great-niece of one of the nine, and she interweaves their gripping flight across war-torn Europe with her own detective work, uncovering the heart-stopping escape and survival of these heroes who fought fearlessly against Nazi Germany and lived to tell the tale. --------- 'A truly extraordinary tale, beautifully written, one that chills and excites, [A] work of rare passion, power and principle' Philippe Sands, author of East-West Street and The Ratline 'Utterly gripping' Anna Sebba author of Les Parisiennes 'The Nine is poignant, powerful, and shattering, distilling the horror of the Holocaust through the lens of nine unforgettable women...' Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code and The Alice Network
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            ISBN 9781786581549
            Publisher Bonnier Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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