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            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Nathan

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            A powerful novel of life after slavery in the vein of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON BLACK and HOMEGOING

            ISBN 9781472274380
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War
               

            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

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            This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

            ISBN 9780995121928
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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            Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam

            Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam (Paperback)

            By Burton, Mirranda

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            Led by an unconscientiously objecting wombat registered for military service during Australia's war in Vietnam, Underground digs tunnels through a chapter of Australian history that many have attempted to bury.

            ISBN 9781760631475
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A Short History of The Vietnam War

            A Short History of The Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines the key figures and events of the conflict, and its lasting effects o...n the world. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are brought to life with eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs. Gallery pages present collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, while diagrams and maps show exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries provide essential insight into the roles of significant individuals from Henry Kissinger to General Thieu. The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest ever conflicts.
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            ISBN 9780241471289
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
             

            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Laura

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              8 Dec 21

            A survey of the world of the wealthy heiress - glittering and gleaming, flawed and fascinating - from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

            ISBN 9781788548229
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            September 11: The Unfolding of 9/11 and its Aftermath
             

            September 11: The Unfolding of 9/11 and its Aftermath (Hardback)

            As told by Correspondents and Photographers of The Associated Press (AP)?

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              1 Nov 21

            A commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as told through stories and photographs from The Associated Press.

            ISBN 9781454943594
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Sterling Publishing Co Inc
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            Four Faces of the Moon
             

            Four Faces of the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strong, Amanda; Afterword by Farrell-Racette, Dr. Sherry

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              4 Jan 22

            On a journey to uncover her family's story, Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to reclaim connection to ancestors, language, and the land-creating a path forward in this essential graphic novel. In the dreamworld she bears witness to a mountain of buffalo skulls. They st...and as a ghostly monument to the slaughter of the Plains bison to near extinction-- a key tactic to starve and contain the Indigenous People onto reservations. On this path, Spotted Fawn knows she must travel through her own family history to confront the harsh realities of the past and reignite her connection to her people and the land. Her darkroom becomes a portal, and her photographs allow her glimpses into the lives of her relatives over the course of four chapters of this book, which follow the phases of the moon. Time and space become unlocked and unfurl in front of her eyes. Guided by her ancestors, Spotted Fawn's travels through the past allow her to come into full face-like the moon itself. Adapted from the acclaimed stop-motion animated film of the same name, written and directed by Amanda Strong, Four Faces of the Moon brings the oral and written history of the Michif, Cree, Nakoda and Anishinaabe Peoples and their cultural link to the buffalo alive on the page. Deeply resonant and beautifully rendered, this graphic novel retelling is essential reading. Backmatter by Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette (Michif), an associate professor of Native Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba, provides information on Michif culture and history and the injustices of colonialism.
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            ISBN 9781773214535
            Released NZ 4 Jan 2022
            Publisher Annick Press Ltd
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            Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

            Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Hardback)

            By Hall, Rebecca; Illustrated by Martinez, Hugo

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            For as far back as she can remember, historian and activist Rebecca Hall has been looking for tales of women warriors in the history of American slave resistance. The problem, she found, is that almost everywhere she looked - in the archives, in the history books - there was a bl...ank space. All the Black women who had fought and rebelled had been obscured, ignored, and blotted out. This is their story, and the story of uncovering their struggle. Strikingly illustrated by Hugo Martinez, Wake combines forensic historiography with powerful imaginative reconstruction to explore the humanity of the enslaved, the reality of their lives, and the complexity of a history that has been hidden.
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            ISBN 9780241523551
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus

            Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus (Hardback)

            By Standiford, Les

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            A New York Times bestselling author writes the untold story of three Golden Age titans and the confrontations, cutthroat business strategies, and eccentric personalities that built the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.

            ISBN 9781541762282
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War
             

            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conway, Stephen

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              18 Nov 21

            The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to P...aul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
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            ISBN 9781350147119
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Short Histories
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