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            Touring Edwardian New Zealand
             

            Touring Edwardian New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            A fascinating insight into life in NZ at the turn of the 20th century and the evolving face of Aotearoa over time. The Edwardian era (1901-1910) marked a pivotal time in New Zealand's history. In the main centres, the country had emerged as a modern, urbane and self-assured nati...on. In the hinterland, however, the 'real' NZ - wild, exotic and 'Maori' - was still there, waiting to be discovered by the intrepid traveller. The book traces the routes taken by Edwardian visitors and provides a panorama of NZ in the first age of mass travel in the colony. Written for a general audience: those interested in NZ history and travel, and in the 'then and now' comparisons of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9781776890217
            Published NZ 7 Jun 2022
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust'
             

            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosenberg, Otto

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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 22

            A unique and deeply affecting memoir of a child's survival in the Roma and Sinti holocaust

            ISBN 9781800961104
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2022
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends

            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kinstler, Linda

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            To probe the past is to submit the memory of one's ancestors to a certain kind of trial. In this case, the trial came to me. Linda Kinstler was advised not to go searching for her grandfather's remains. A Latvian SS officer and KGB agent who disappeared after the Second World War..., he seemed like the kind of ancestor you would rather forget. But then, one day in 2016, he turned up in the evidence files of an ongoing criminal investigation. The files indicated that he had worked alongside Herberts Cukurs: the 'Butcher of Riga', implicated in the murder of 30,000 Jews, and the only Nazi known to have been assassinated by Mossad. In Come to This Court and Cry, Kinstler embarks on a journey across three continents, into the archives of seven nations, to uncover the fates of these two men - both members of an SS auxiliary unit in Nazi-occupied Latvia, both the subject of mysterious and unsettled ends. The result is a powerful and arresting debut about family, law, history and nation, and what it means to guard the memory of the Holocaust in this new and uncertain century.
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            ISBN 9781526612588
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-1945
              

            Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Kochanski, Halik

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            • Pub Date
              19 Jul 22

            Across the whole of Nazi-ruled Europe the experience of occupation was sharply varied. Some countries - such as Denmark - were allowed to run themselves within tight limits. Others - such as France - were constrained not only by military occupation but by open collaboration. In a... historical moment when Nazi victory seemed permanent and irreversible, the question 'why resist?' was therefore augmented by 'who was the enemy?'. Resistance is an extraordinarily powerful, humane and haunting account of how and why all across Nazi-occupied Europe some people decided to resist the Third Reich. This could range from open partisan warfare in the occupied Soviet Union to dangerous acts of insurrection in the Netherlands or Norway. Some of these resistance movements were entirely home-grown, others supported by the Allies. Like no other book, Resistance shows the reader just how difficult such actions were. How could small bands of individuals undertake tasks which could lead not just to their own deaths but those of their families and their entire communities? Filled with powerful and often little-known stories, Halik Kochanski's major new book is a fascinating examination of the convoluted challenges faced by those prepared to resist the Germans, ordinary people who carried out exceptional acts of defiance.
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            ISBN 9780241004289
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958
              

            We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958 (Hardback)

            By O'Toole, Fintan

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            Ireland's leading public intellectual tells a history of Ireland in his own time - an interweaving of memoir and historical narrative.

            ISBN 9781784978297
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945
              

            Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Hardback)

            By Overy, Richard

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            Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. He argues that this was the 'great imperial war', a violent end to almost a century of global imperial expansion which reached its peak in the ambition...s of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. How war on a huge scale was fought, supplied, paid for, supported by mass mobilization and morally justified forms the heart of this new account. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked these imperial projects, the war and its aftermath. This war was as deadly for civilians as it was for the military, a war to the death over the future of the global order. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece from of one of the most renowned historians of the Second World War, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew.
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            ISBN 9780713995626
            Publisher Penguin
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            In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust

            In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Veidlinger, Jeffrey

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            A riveting account of a forgotten holocaust: the slaughter of over one hundred thousand Ukrainian Jews in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

            ISBN 9781509867462
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II
             

            Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II (Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

            • RRP: $28.76
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            **Soon to be a major film, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilson, Johnny Flynn and Jason Isaacs** A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB SELECTION A SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER 'Astonishing ... Sheds riveting new light on this breathtaking plan' Daily ...Mail 'A rollicking read' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Brilliant and almost absurdly entertaining' New Yorker _______________________ April, 1943: a sardine fisherman spots the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and sets off a train of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece. This is the true story of the most extraordinary deception ever planned by Churchill's spies: an outrageous lie that travelled from a Whitehall basement all the way to Hitler's desk.
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            ISBN 9781526653550
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History

            SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By David, Saul

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            'A terrific book, written with all the gusto, thrills and heady excitement these SBS operations richly deserve. It really is one of the most enjoyable histories I've read in many a year' James Holland, Daily Telegraph

            ISBN 9780008394530
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust
             

            In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Veidlinger, Jeffrey

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            A riveting account of a forgotten holocaust: the slaughter of over one hundred thousand Ukrainian Jews in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

            ISBN 9781509867448
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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