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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 Dikotter, 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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            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

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            'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic... carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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            ISBN 9780241972137
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII
              

            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII (Paperback)

            By Coutts, Brent

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              30 Jul 20

            In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times.

            ISBN 9781988592381
            Published NZ 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line (Paperback)

            By Nott, David

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            The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

            ISBN 9781509837052
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Railway Girls

            The Railway Girls (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

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            The first novel in the utterly brilliant Railway Girls series. Beneath a vast tiled map showing the lines of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network, a series of seven bronze panels recorded the names of the men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway who gave their lives fo...r King and Country in the Great War - a total of 1,460 names.
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            ISBN 9781787463967
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir
             

            Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir (Hardback)

            By Albright, Madeleine

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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright-one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants-reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and in...spiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. I don't want to be remembered, she answered. I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last. In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail-and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Featuring black and white photographs throughout, Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.
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            ISBN 9780062802255
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sands, Philippe, QC

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            The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter

            ISBN 9781474608138
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
              

            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Sivasundaram, Sujit

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              1 Nov 20

            It is difficult now to imagine a time when Britain ruled the waves as the world's supreme power. This is the history of how that was achieved, and how the Pacific and Indian oceans, where countries were seized as British colonies, have become the forgotten quarter of the world.

            ISBN 9780007575565
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Happiest Man on Earth
             

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            • Pub Date
              28 Jul 20

            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain
             

            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain (Paperback)

            By Grant, Thomas

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              9 Sep 20

            Court Number One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the venue of some of the most sensational human dramas ever to be played out in a criminal trial.

            ISBN 9781473651630
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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