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            The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War
              

            The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War (Hardback)

            By Harper, Glyn; Other primary creator Lemish, Susan

            • RRP: $79.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 21

            A landmark book exploring New Zealand's second world war effort through over 800 photographs, many never before published and many live-action shots taken by those at the front. The images span North Africa, Europe and the Pacific, as well as action on the water and in the air -e...very battle and theatre in which New Zealanders fought. The text by one of New Zealand's leading military historians places the images in context. Chapters on prisoners of war, the home front and New Zealand's role in Japan after the end of hostilities in the Pacific round out this rich visual account of a conflict that dominated all aspects of New Zealand life for seven years.
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            ISBN 9780995140738
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific
              

            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Mallon, Sean; Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Salesa, Damon Ieremia

            • RRP: $79.99
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            This illustrated history tells the amazing story of Pacific people and their relationships with, and contributions to, New Zealand society. In a great feat of exploration and migration, Pacific Islanders became the first people to step foot on these shores some 800 years ago. Tod...ay, New Zealand is home to the largest population of Pacific Islanders anywhere in the world, and New Zealand has a long history with the other islands of the Pacific, their people and their cultures. Yet how many New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders, despite this shared geography and past? How many know the amazing history of New Zealands Pacific people? Tangata o le Moana is the first book to present that history. It tells the stories of Pacific people past and present, in all areas of life on the street, on the sports field, in the recording studio, on the political stage, and beyond. There are highs, and there are lows from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming first Samoan captain of the All Blacks. And alongside tales of legendary figures like Kupe and historical figures like the navigator priest Tupaia, there are previously untold stories, too like the first-person accounts of Pacific people who visited and settled here in the 1800s, at a time when New Zealands leaders dreamed of creating their own empire in the Pacific, or the Pacific Islands soldiers who fought and died for New Zealand in the two world wars. Across fifteen chapters written by leading historians and writers, every aspect of New Zealands relationship with Pacific people is covered from migration to tourism, economics to politics, sport to the arts. Drawing on diverse sources and handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned maps, historical and contemporary photos, archival documents and images of evocative museum objects, Tangata o le Moana presents a very colourful, deeply human record of the story of New Zealand as a Pacific place
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            ISBN 9781877385728
            Published NZ 20 Apr 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
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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

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            We will not cease
             

            We will not cease (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Baxter, Archibald

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            We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

            ISBN 9781988592992
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science
             

            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coulthart, Ross

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $27.74
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            An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but is right there, in front of our eyes Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountain rang...es when he was a teenager. The 1978 Kaikoura sighting is just one of thousands described around the world since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs has traditionally been seen as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. Then, in 2020, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defence made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained and pose a genuine national security concern. Coulthart felt compelled to investigate, embarking on what has become the most confronting and challenging story of his career. Now the five-time Walkley Award winner presents his findings. Coulthart has spoken to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders. Many are convinced we are not alone, while some have been investigating and utilising what appear to be extraordinary potential new technologies, including radical propulsion systems, leaving Coulthart convinced that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations. Bizarre, sometimes mind blowing and always utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight uncovers a story that has largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage. And yet, as Coulthart argues, it's a story that's been there all along. Now it's time to see what's right in front of our eyes.
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            ISBN 9781460759066
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
             

            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Nicholas

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean.

            ISBN 9781838930486
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Landmark Library
            Availability
            76 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Long Journey Home
             

            The Long Journey Home (Paperback)

            By Blench, Cecily

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 21

            But war is coming and when the Japanese invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee. With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the peace they both so desperately seek?

            ISBN 9781838773816
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive
             

            The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adlington, Lucy

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 21

            The powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.

            ISBN 9781529311976
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World

            Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milton, Giles

            • RRP: $37.99
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            An exhilarating account of the international struggle for power in the aftermath of WWII.

            ISBN 9781529393163
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga
              

            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga (Paperback)

            By Bell, Ginny

            • RRP: $25.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Sep 21

            I loved it.' Rosie Goodwin on The Dover Cafe at War - - - - - - - - - Readers love The Dover Cafe at War: 'A brilliant evocation of a family and community pulling together in wartime.

            ISBN 9781838773748
            Released NZ 23 Sep 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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