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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 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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            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life

            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)

            By Ferencz, Benjamin

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Secrets to a happy life, from a Hungarian-born American centurion (and the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials) who has done the most extraordinary things with his.

            ISBN 9780751579918
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country
             

            Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Kampfner, John

            • RRP: $36.29
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            A provocative and entertaining exploration of the country that Britons love to hate by one of our most respected journalists.

            ISBN 9781786499769
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

            • RRP: $49.91
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            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust
             

            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Brokken, Jan

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $42.90
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The inside story of 'the Cura ao visa' and one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century. In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips electrical-goods company, stepped into history when he accepted the honorary role of Dutch... consul. In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, desperate Jewish refugees faced annihilation in the Holocaust. That was when Zwartendijk, with the help of Chiune Sugihara, the consul for Japan, and the Dutch ambassador in Riga, Latvia - chose to break his country's diplomatic rules. He opened up a possible route to freedom through the ruse of issuing visas to the Dutch colony of Cura ao on the other side of the world. Thanks to these visas, and Sugihara's approval of onward passage, many Jews - up to 10,000 - were able to travel on the Trans-Siberian Express all through Soviet Russia to Vladivostok, further to Japan, and onwards to China. Most of the Jews whom Zwartendijk helped escape survived the war, and they and their descendants settled in America, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Zwartendijk and Sugihara were true heroes, and yet they were both shunned by their own countries after the war, and their courageous, unstinting actions have remained relatively unknown. In The Just, renowned Dutch author Jan Brokken wrests this heroic story from oblivion and traces the journeys of a number of the rescued Jews. This epic narrative shows how, even in life-threatening circumstances, some people make the right choice at the right time. It is a lesson in character and courage. 'If I had known Jan Zwartendijk's story before, I would have had filmed that.' -Steven Spielberg 'He Zwartendijk filled desperate lives with hope during a period of great darkness, and his actions will remain a beacon of decency and righteousness for generations to come.' -Bill Clinton 'Jan Brokken has built a monument to Jan Zwartendijk ... He makes time fan out not in length but in breadth, and does so cleverly, with
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            ISBN 9781925849295
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
              

            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $96.99
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            The Viking Age - between 750 and 1050 - saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millennium, though, their history has largely bee...n filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most travelled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they have become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780241283981
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 13 Apr 2021
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            Heinemann Advanced History: Mussolini & Italy
              

            Heinemann Advanced History: Mussolini & Italy (Paperback, New title)

            By Townley, Edward

            • RRP: $111.50
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            Containing sample exam questions at both AS and A2 levels, this text aims to show students what makes a good answer and why it scores high marks. It should help students grasp the difference between a GCSE and an A-level mark in history.

            ISBN 9780435327255
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2002
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Heinemann Advanced History
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            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
             

            Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $74.50
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            A definitive new history of the Vikings The Viking Age -- between 750 and 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millenn...ium, though, their history has largely been filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most traveled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they've become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780465096985
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Soon
             

            Soon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

            • RRP: $24.00
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            After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still st...ruggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
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            ISBN 9780670078875
            Published NZ 24 Jun 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            427 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Gratitude
             

            Gratitude (Hardback)

            By Vigan, Delphine de; Translated by Miller, George

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            'One of the finest writers of psychological fiction in France today' FRANCE MAGAZINE 'The latest literary sensation' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A cult sensation' i 'Dark, smart, strange, compelling - and tremendously French' HARRIET LANE Marie owes Michka more than she can say - but Michka... is getting older, and can't look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she'll be safe. But Michka doesn't feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to unearth her most secret, buried guilt, guilt that she's carried since she was a little girl. And she is losing her words - grasping more desperately day by day for what once came easily to her. Jerome is a speech therapist, dispatched to help the home's ageing population snatch and hold tight onto the speech still afforded to them. But Michka is no ordinary client. Michka has been carrying an old debt she does not know how to repay - and as her words slide out of her grasp, time is running out. Delicately wrought and darkly gripping, Gratitude is about love, loss and redemption; about what we owe one another, and the redemptive power of showing thanks.
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            ISBN 9781526618856
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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