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            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
             

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

            By Thompson, Laura

            • RRP: $55.00
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

            How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Clint

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            How the Word is Passed is the living, breathing kind of history that is made unforgettable in the telling.

            ISBN 9780349701189
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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            Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War
             

            Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War (Hardback)

            By Simms, Brendan; Laderman, Charlie

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            This gripping book dramatizes the extraordinarily compressed and terrifying period between the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Hitler's declaration of war on the United States. These five days transformed much of the world and have shaped our own experience ever sinc...e. Simms and Laderman's aim in the book is to show how this agonising period had no inevitability about it and that innumerable outcomes were possible. Key leaders around the world were taking decisions with often poor and confused information, under overwhelming pressure and knowing that they could be facing personal and national disaster. And yet, there were also long-standing assumptions that shaped these decisions, both consciously and unconsciously. Hitler's American Gamble is a superb work of history, both as an explanation for the course taken by the Second World War and as a study in statecraft and political choices.
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            ISBN 9780241423509
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
             

            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (Hardback)

            By Cooper, Anderson; Howe, Katherine

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.

            ISBN 9780062964618
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

            Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Paperback, New edition)

            By Brown, Dee

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            Describes how the American Indians lost their land and lives to a dynamically expanding white society. This book described the opening of the West from the Indians' viewpoint. It focuses on a national disgrace.

            ISBN 9780099526407
            Released NZ 6 Jul 1993
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Arena Books
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            Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the MasterMind of 9/11 to Justice
             

            Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the MasterMind of 9/11 to Justice (Hardback)

            By Wallace, Chris; With Weiss, Mitch

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            Chronicles the final months of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

            ISBN 9781982176525
            Publisher Avid Reader Press / Simon & Sc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Chris Wallace's Countdown
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            The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency Of Jimmy Carter
             

            The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency Of Jimmy Carter (Hardback)

            By Bird, Kai

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            An essential re-evaluation of the complex triumphs and tragedies of Jimmy Carter's presidential legacy--from the expert biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus Ever since Ronald Reagan's landslide win in November 1980, pundits have labeled Jimmy Carter...'s single term in the White House a failed presidency. But Carter's time as president is a compelling and underexplored story, marked by accomplishment and adversity. In this deeply researched, brilliantly written account, the first full presidential biography of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird approaches Carter's presidency with an expert hand, unfolding the story of Carter's four years with few allies inside Washington and a great many critics in the media. As president, Carter was not merely an outsider, but indeed an outlier. He was the only president in a century to grow up in the heart of the old confederacy, and though he held strongly to the separation of church and state, his born-again Christianity made him the most openly religious president in memory. As Bird shows, this background manifested itself in an unusual complex of arrogance, humility, and candor that neither Washington nor America was prepared to embrace. Forty years before today's broad public reckoning with the vast gulf between America's creed and its actions, Carter looked out over a nation torn by race, crippled by stagflation, and demoralized by both Watergate and Vietnam and prescribed a radical self-examination from which voters ultimately recoiled. The cost of Carter's unshakeable belief in doing the right thing would be a second term--and the ascendance of Reagan. The issues that Carter contended with in the late 1970s are still hotly debated today: national health care, growing inequality, energy independence, racism, immigration, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forty years after voters turned him out of the White House, Carter appears remarkably prescient on the major issues facing the country in the twenty-first c
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            ISBN 9780451495235
            Publisher Random House
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            Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

            Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Townsend, Camilla

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            Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

            ISBN 9780197577660
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership
             

            The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dale, Iain

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            • Pub Date
              11 Nov 21

            Essays on all 46 American Presidents who have held the office over the last 230 years - from George Washington to Joe Biden.

            ISBN 9781529379532
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake
              

            On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chayes, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              23 Nov 21

            From the prizewinning journalist, internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (I can't imagine a more important book for our time, --Sebastian Junger; Required re...ading, --Tom Friedman; compelling, fascinating . . . a call to action, --The Huffington Post), a major, unflinching book that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious future. Now, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Corruption, as Chayes sees it, is an operating system of sophisticated networks in which government officials, key private-sector interests, and out-and-out criminals interweave. Their main objective: not to serve the public but to maximize returns for network members. From the titans of America's Gilded Age (Carnegie, Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, et al.) to the collapse of the stock market in 1929, the Great Depression and FDR's New Deal; from Joe Kennedy's years of banking, bootlegging, machine politics, and pursuit of infinite wealth, as well as the Kennedy presidency, to the deregulation of the Reagan Revolution, undermining the middle class and the unions; from the Clinton policies of political favors and personal enrichment to Trump's hydra-headed network of corruption, systematically undoing the Constitution and our laws, Chayes shows how corrupt systems are organized, how they enforce the rules so their crimes are covered legally, how they are overlooked and downplayed--shrugged off with a roll of the eyes--by the richer and better educated, how they become an overt principle determining the shape of our government, affecting all levels of society.
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            ISBN 9780525563938
            Publisher Random House
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