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            A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier

            A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier (Paperback)

            By Beah, Ishmael

            • RRP: $26.99
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            The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.

            ISBN 9780007247097
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            35 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Van de Perre, Selma

            • RRP: $37.00
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            Unlike her parents and sister - who, she would later discover, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias, pretending to be someone else.

            ISBN 9781787633995
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            691 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Book Collectors of Daraya: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War

            The Book Collectors of Daraya: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Minoui, Delphine

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A compelling story of how a group of young people found hope in the midst of the Syrian war.

            ISBN 9781529012323
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Courage Under Fire

            Courage Under Fire (Hardback)

            By Keighran, Daniel, VC; With Park, Tony

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            A revealing and frank memoir from Daniel Keighran, an unlikely candidate to receive the Victoria Cross.

            ISBN 9781760787653
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition
             

            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; Mckelvey, Ben

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            The teen edition of the bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope. For readers aged 12+

            ISBN 9780734419620
            Published NZ 23 Jul 2019
            Publisher Lothian Publishing Company
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            272 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis
             

            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis (Hardback, Main)

            By Ohler, Norman

            • RRP: $48.42
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            The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

            ISBN 9781838952112
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza
             

            Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Garson, Marilyn

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Marilyn Garson was an experienced aid professional who created jobs at the edge of war. In 2011, she was invited to move to the Gaza Strip. Friends warned her that nothing worked behind the Gaza blockade. Unable to resist that challenge, Marilyn became the economic director of a ...large NGO programme, leading an ambitious young Palestinian team.
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            ISBN 9780473488406
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2019
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Battle of Long Tan

            The Battle of Long Tan (Paperback)

            By Cameron, David W.

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            On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, Australian troops fought one of their bloodiest, most significant battles of the Vietnam War. The Australians had arrived at Nui Dat four months earlier to open up the province. While ou...t on patrol, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces numbering around 2500 troops, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush. Under heavy fire and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the enemy's strength and number. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and hundreds of dead enemy soldiers who had fallen in the numerous assaults against the small Anzac force. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat quickly turned out to be a major victory. Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on unpublished first-hand accounts, David Cameron brings to life the events of this famous battle as it unfolded - minute by minute, hour by hour - and reveals the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home. Praise for David Cameron's The Battle for Lone Pine- 'A fine work of military and social history', Weekend Australian 'A riveting read', Daily Telegraph
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            ISBN 9780143786399
            Published NZ 14 Aug 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            366 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

            • RRP: $26.99
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            From the author of the bestselling and much-loved 'Seabiscuit', an extraordinary true story of courage and survival.

            ISBN 9780007378036
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            46 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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