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            Me and the Cottonwood Tree: An Untethered Boyhood
             

            Me and the Cottonwood Tree: An Untethered Boyhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryce, Herb

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            Chock-full of unbelievable stories, Me and the Cottonwood Tree will enchant readers with the hilarious misadventures of young Herb growing up during some of the most pivotal times in America. From getting stuck in the family outhouse, to buying a donkey as a pet, to creating a gi...ant fireball out of burning Christmas trees, you'll be taken along for a wild ride full of hysterical stories of Herb growing up through some of America's most influential moments in history. Set in Arizona and California from 1933 to 1950, this is the story of one boy's untethered childhood. Herb Bryce grew up as part of a large Mormon family, moving frequently from town to town and house to house. In each new home, Herb learns valuable lessons...and often gets into heaps of mischief along the way. Jump back to a time when kids were given freedom not often allowed to children today--roaming fields and forests, having adventures, and learning about how to create adventure right outside your door.
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            ISBN 9781734388503
            Released NZ 17 Apr 2020
            Publisher Herb Bryce
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
              

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $51.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Psychology of Stupidity
              

            The Psychology of Stupidity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Marmion, Jean-Francois

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Some of the world's smartest people explain stupidity, among them: Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnick, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James and Ryan Holiday

            ISBN 9781529053838
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Under Fire
             

            Under Fire (EPUB ebook)

            By Brodie, Nick

            The gripping history of guns in Australia and how we came to control them.

            ISBN 9781743586877
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            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant
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            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
              

            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (EPUB ebook)

            By McKay, Sinclair

            The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller'Powerful . . . there is rage in his ink. McKay's book grips by its passion and originality. Some 25,000 people perished in the firestorm that raged through the city. I have never seen it better described' Max Hastings, Sunday TimesPublished for... the 75th anniversaryIn February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won?From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail.Along the way we encounter, among many others across the city, an elderly air-raid warden and his wife vainly striving to keep order amid devouring flames, a doctor who carried on operating while his home was in ruins, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who never thought that his own side might want to unleash the roaring fire, and fifteen-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection.Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of contemporary life. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild.Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mas
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            ISBN 9780241986028
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            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Information Regimes During the Cold War in East Asia
             

            Information Regimes During the Cold War in East Asia (Hardback)

            Edited by Morgan, Jason

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Morgan and his contributors develop the concept of the Information Regime as a way to understand the use, abuse, and control of information in East Asia during the Cold war period. During the Cold War, war itself was changing, as was statecraft. Information emerged as the most va...luable commodity, becoming the key component of societies across the globe. This was especially true in East Asia, where the military alliances forged in the wake of World War II were put to the most severe tests. These tests came in the form of adversarial relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as pressures within their alliances, which eventually caused the People's Republic of China to break with from Moscow while Japan, for a time during the 1950s and 60s, seemed poised to move away from Washington. More important than military might, or economic influence, was the creation of information regimes - swaths of territory where a paradigm, ideology, or political arrangement obtained. Information regimes are not necessarily state-centric and many of the contributors to this book focus on examples which were not. Doing so allows us to see that the East Asian Cold War was not really cold at all, but was the epicentre of an active, contentious birth of information as the defining element of human interaction. A valuable resource for historians of East Asia and of developments in information management in the twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9780367499433
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The Cold War in Asia
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            Orthodox Revivalism in Russia: Driving Forces and Moral Quests
             

            Orthodox Revivalism in Russia: Driving Forces and Moral Quests (Hardback)

            By Benovska, Milena

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 20

            Orthodoxy has achieved a large scale revival in Russia following the collapse of Communism. However, paradoxically, although there is a high level of identification with Orthodoxy, there is in fact a low level of church attendance. This book, based on in depth ethnographic fieldw...ork, explores the social background and moral attitudes of the little flock of believers who actively participate in religious life. It reveals that the complex moral beliefs of the faithful have a disproportionately high impact on Russian society overall; that among the faithful there is a strong emphasis on striving for personal perfection; but that also there are strong collective ideas concerning religious nationalism and the synergy between the secular and the religious.
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            ISBN 9780367474201
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States
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            Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora: Leaving the Cold Country
             

            Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora: Leaving the Cold Country (Hardback)

            By Morton, Graeme

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            Why did large numbers of Scots leave a temperate climate to live permanently in parts of the world where greater temperature extreme was the norm? The long nineteenth century was a period consistently cooler than now, and Scotland remains the coldest of the British nations. Ninet...eenth-century meteorologists turned to environmental determinism to explain the persistence of agricultural shortage and to identify the atmospheric conditions that exacerbated the incidence of death and disease in the towns. In these cases, the logic of emigration and the benefits of an alternative climate were compelling. Emigration agents portrayed their favoured climate in order to pull migrants in their direction. The climate reasons, pressures and incentives that resulted in the movement of people have been neither straightforward nor uniform. There are known structural features that contextualize the migration experience, chief among them being economic and demographic factors. By building on the work of historical climatologists, and the availability of long-run climate data, for the first time the emigration history of Scotland is examined through the lens of the nation's climate. In significant per capita numbers, the Scots left the cold country behind; yet the 'homeland' remained an unbreakable connection for the diaspora.
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            ISBN 9780367350642
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Modern British History
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            Involuntary Motion: The Somatics of Refugee Performance
             

            Involuntary Motion: The Somatics of Refugee Performance (Hardback)

            By Kaplan, Jeff

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Involuntary Motion contributes to the study of refugee flight by using movement as a lens to explore problems in refugee performance and understand the experience of bodies in motion. Drawing from Somatics, Movement Analysis, and dance praxis, the chapters explore forces that set... bodies in motion; the spaces in which forced movement occurs; the movement of refugee identity arcs; the monstrosity of refugee performance; and the relationship between writing and body culture. How does forced movement impact identity? What are the philosophical implications of robbing agency over motion? What performances does involuntary motion necessitate? These questions are important as the world confronts the threat of a return of the horrors of the Twentieth Century. Bringing together debates in Migration Studies and Movement Studies, the book argues that refugees are akin to dancers performing on disappearing stages, not of their choosing. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of performance, dance and politics.
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            ISBN 9780367490041
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Food Provisions for Ancient Rome: A Supply Chain Approach
             

            Food Provisions for Ancient Rome: A Supply Chain Approach (Hardback)

            By James, Paul

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            The subject of the book is the food supply to Ancient Rome during the period from the early to the middle Empire when the city was at the peak of its power and population. The subject matter delves into the wider supply of goods, such as wood and building products, to add further... perspective to the breadth of the system managed by the Roman administration to ensure supply and political stability. The inclusion of losses as the products travelled to Rome from various points around the Mediterranean proves to be a critical differentiator between this and other studies. For example, it was likely that the wastage in the grain supply as it moved from the farmlands in North Africa and Egypt to Rome were as high as 55 per cent due to the extraordinary complexity of the systems in place. Such losses had a significant impact on the infrastructure and systems required to manage the flow of goods that was made more complex by the long transfer times. A product flow map is developed from the source of supply to the end consumer detailing the labour, equipment and infrastructure required at each stage and painting a graphic picture of just what an achievement it was for the administration to have maintained such a complex system over this long time period.
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            ISBN 9780367143398
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Studies in Roman Space and Urbanism
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