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            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
             

            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

            By Scott, Tom

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            Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more.

            ISBN 9781988516608
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir
             

            This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison

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            A timely and perceptive memoir from award-winning author and academic Alison Jones. As questions of identity come to the fore once more in New Zealand, this frank and humane account of a life spent traversing Pakeha and Maori worlds offers important insights into our shared life ...on these islands.
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            ISBN 9781988587288
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
              

            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Jared

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Inside New Zealand's underworld of Organised Crime

            ISBN 9781775541622
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
              

            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Morris, Toby; By Calman, Ross; Derby, Mark; Translated by Walker, Piripi

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            Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi is a reorua (bilingual) graphic novel that takes a fresh and innovative look at our founding treaty. The book reflects current scholarship and has been reviewed by some of Aotearoa's foremost Te Tiriti o Waitangi experts.

            ISBN 9780473470654
            Published NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Lift Education
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            Language (English & Te Reo)
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            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land
             

            Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land (Hardback)

            By Ansley, Bruce

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            In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Middle Island, as Ansley visits th...e places and people who hold the clues to the South's famous character. Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons bestrode mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the embryonic government. Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future? Bruce Ansley has spent much of his life in the South Island. He was raised in New Brighton, Christchurch, and has lived in Dunedin, Christchurch, the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. He has grown up with the south's people, its cities, towns, rivers, mountains, rivers, bush and plains. He has picked tobacco in Motueka, been a commercial fisherman in Fiordland and a deer farmer on Banks Peninsula. He has worked in radio, television and newspapers there and for almost quarter of a century was the Christchurch-based writer for the NZ Listener magazine. As a writer, tramper and traveller, and being professionally nosey, he has poked into many corners of the island, although nowhere near all of them: He finds the south and its people endlessly fascinating. There's always something new, or fresh, or interesting, or just reassuring to discover. He now lives on Waiheke Island to be close to his family, but his heart remains in the south.
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            ISBN 9781775541172
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History
              

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Illustrated History (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Orange, Claudia

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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 20

            The Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a fully revised and updated edition of An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi, including new material. It brings the Treaty's history to life with a richly informative narrative and a wonderful range of photographs, maps ...and illustrations (now in full colour).
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            ISBN 9781988587189
            Published NZ 9 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today
             

            The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today (Paperback)

            By Crosby, Ron

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            * Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise wo...rk full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.
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            ISBN 9780947506797
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
              

            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Hirini

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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 20

            This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

            ISBN 9780947518752
            Published NZ 9 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dikoetter, Frank

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            Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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            ISBN 9781408891612
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Weed: A New Zealand Story
             

            Weed: A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Borrowdale, James

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            'I just closed my eyes and drifted away. I drifted away to the music but I don't think I'd ever experienced anything quite so soothing and magical. It was like I was in a magical space. It was beautiful.' - Jim Mahoney, reformed drug addict Pot, Mary Jane, dope, skunk, grass, has...h, green, hooch, herb, ganja, reefer. New Zealand loves weed. It's the most popular illegal drug in our country and third most popular drug overall, behind alcohol and tobacco, yet it also represents a troubled relationship. In Weed, award-winning journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way - a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer turned criminologist, people both using and offering the drug for medicinal relief, politicians and law-makers old and new. What's revealed is an engrossing, heady and sometimes surprising account of New Zealand and weed. Fusing insightful, personal stories with analysis and historical research, Weed lays out the facts as they are - about an issue that can no longer be ignored.
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            ISBN 9780143774327
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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