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            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace
             

            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace (Hardback)

            By Hastings, Max

            • RRP: $75.00
            • $56.25
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 22

            'A fascinating collection of military stories ... The sort of book that can be picked up at intervals ... [but] once tasted, is hard to put down' Washington Post From bestselling author Max Hastings, a collection of the most extraordinary stories of war, courage, tragedy, strateg...y and survival.
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            ISBN 9780008454227
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History
             

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

            By David, Saul

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            '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 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Horizons: A Global History of Science
              

            Horizons: A Global History of Science (Hardback)

            By Poskett, James

            • RRP: $80.99
            • $62.00
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            • Pub Date
              24 Mar 22

            A radical retelling of the history of science that challenges the Eurocentric narrative. We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. The history o...f science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. Copernicus relied on mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in Asia and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Horizons pushes beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into the history of science, and arguing that it is best understood as a story of global cultural exchange. Challenging both the existing narrative and our perceptions of revered individuals, above all this is a celebration of the work of scientists neglected by history. Among many others, we meet Graman Kwasi, the seventeenth-century African botanist who discovered a new cure for malaria, Hantaro Nagaoka, the nineteenth-century Japanese scientist who first described the structure of the atom, and Zhao Zhongyao, the twentieth-century Chinese physicist who discovered antimatter (but whose American colleague received the Nobel prize). Scientists today are quick to recognise the international nature of their work. In this ambitious and revisionist history, James Poskett reveals that this tradition goes back much further than we think. Perfect reading for fans of Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads and Bettany Hughes's Istanbul.
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            ISBN 9780241394090
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 24 Mar 2022
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            Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
             

            Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Yunkaporta, Tyson

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $28.86
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            A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability--and offers a new template for living. As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global ...systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently? In this thoughtful, culturally rich, mind-expanding book, he provides answers. Yunkaporta's writing process begins with images. Honoring indigenous traditions, he makes carvings of what he wants to say, channeling his thoughts through symbols and diagrams rather than words. He yarns with people, looking for ways to connect images and stories with place and relationship to create a coherent world view, and he uses sand talk, the Aboriginal custom of drawing images on the ground to convey knowledge. In Sand Talk, he provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It's about how we learn and how we remember. It's about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It's about finding different ways to look at things. Most of all it's about a very special way of thinking, of learning to see from a native perspective, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the earth around us, and how it can save our world. Sand Talk include 22 black-and-white illustrations that add depth to the text.
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            ISBN 9780062975621
            Publisher HarperOne
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            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy (Hardback)

            By Sebba, Anne

            • RRP: $60.00
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            The tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, the first woman in America to be sent to her death for a crime other than murder

            ISBN 9780297871002
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            The Duke: 100 Chapters in the Life of Prince Philip
             

            The Duke: 100 Chapters in the Life of Prince Philip (Hardback)

            By Lloyd, Ian

            • RRP: $51.99
            • $39.66
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            An accessible and witty celebration of the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

            ISBN 9780750996082
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            2 Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            Nazi Wives: The Women at the Top of Hitler's Germany
              

            Nazi Wives: The Women at the Top of Hitler's Germany (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Wyllie, James

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $32.22
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            • Pub Date
              22 Oct 21

            The story of the leading Nazi wives and their experience of the rise and fall of Nazism, from its beginnings to its post-war twilight of denial and delusion.

            ISBN 9780750997508
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 22 Oct 2021
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            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace
             

            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 21

            'A fascinating collection of military stories ... The sort of book that can be picked up at intervals ... [but] once tasted, is hard to put down' Washington Post

            ISBN 9780008454234
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            New Flags Flying: Pacific Leadership
             

            New Flags Flying: Pacific Leadership (Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio)

            Edited by Johnstone, Ian; Powles, Michael; Foreword by Satyanand, Anand Sir

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $32.00
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            "Between 1960 and 1990, Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the USA decided to leave most of the islands they'd ruled for a hundred years. As they prepared to go, a handful of brave Pacific people - teachers, doctors, priests, chiefs, trade unionists - had to overcome exploitatio...n, division and neglect and then lead their people forward into nationhood"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775500131
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2012
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hitler: A Short Biography
              

            Hitler: A Short Biography (Hardback)

            By Wilson, A. N.

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            Written by acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler offers a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century's most monstrous and influential figures.

            ISBN 9780007413492
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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