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            Our First Foreign War: The impact of the South African War 1899-1902 on New Zealand
              

            Our First Foreign War: The impact of the South African War 1899-1902 on New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Robson, Nigel

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Apr 21

            THE FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED WAR

            ISBN 9780995140707
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
             

            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback / softback)

            By Winchester, Simon

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            From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

            ISBN 9780008359126
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            264 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Fragile Monsters

            Fragile Monsters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Menon, Catherine

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            A SPELLBINDING DEBUT NOVEL SET BETWEEN WW2 AND CONTEMPORARY MALAYSIA Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, ...and the dark memories home brings, for as long as it takes to escape. But a reckoning is coming. Stuck together in in the rising heat, both women must untangle the truth from the myth of their family's past.What happened to Durga's mother after she gave birth? Why did so many of their family members disappear during the war? And who is to blame for the childhood tragedy that haunts her to this day? In her stunning debut novel Catherine Menon traces one family's story from 1920 to the present, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, Fragile Monsters explores what happens when secrets fester through the generations. As they will learn, in a place ravaged by floods, it is only a matter of time before the bones of the past emerge.
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            ISBN 9780241439296
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
             

            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Gardiner, Wira

            • RRP: $49.99
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            History of B Company Maori Battalion 1939-1945

            ISBN 9781869539856
            Published NZ 28 Mar 2019
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival
             

            The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival (Hardback)

            By Geve, Thomas; With Inglefield, Charlie

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 21

            A profoundly moving true story of survival and hope, featuring powerful drawings of his experiences, Thomas Geve was a Birkenau, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen and Buchenwald survivor at just 15 years old.

            ISBN 9780008406387
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
              

            Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

            By Winchester, Simon

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

            ISBN 9780008359119
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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 Dikoetter, 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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            128 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Churchill Girls: The Story of Winston's Daughters
              

            The Churchill Girls: The Story of Winston's Daughters (Hardback)

            By Trethewey, Rachel

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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            The fascinating untold stories of three women from England's most famous family who were on the frontline of history

            ISBN 9780750993241
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 May 2021
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            Jet Man: The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution

            Jet Man: The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution (Hardback)

            By Campbell-Smith, Duncan

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            The biography of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, and inventor of the jet engine.

            ISBN 9781788544696
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Hardback)

            By Kendzior, Sarah

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            Pulls back the veil on a history spanning decades, a history of an American autocrat in the making. In doing so, [Kendzior] reveals the inherent fragility of American democracy: how our continual loss of freedom, the rise of consolidated corruption, and the secrets behind a burge...oning autocratic United States have been hiding in plain sight for decades --
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            ISBN 9781250210715
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Flatiron Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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