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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life
             

            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)

            By Ferencz, Benjamin

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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            Secrets to a happy life, from a Hungarian-born American centurion (and the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials) who has done the most extraordinary things with his.

            ISBN 9780751579918
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning
             

            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning (Hardback)

            By Schwarz, Geraldine; Translated by Marris, Laura

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Geraldine Schwarz's family never discussed what happened in the war. Neither heroes nor villains, her German grandparents were merely the 'Mitlaufer' - those who followed the current. They just wanted to forget, to bury it all under the wreckage of the Third Reich. But decades la...ter when, delving through filing cabinets in the basement of their apartment building in Mannheim, Geraldine discovers that her grandfather Karl profited from the forced 'Aryanisation' of Jewish businesses, she is compelled to investigate her ancestors' past. How guilty were they? Weaving together the threads of three generations of family history - from Nazi Germany to Vichy France - with that of Europe's process of postwar reckoning, Schwarz explores how millions were seduced by ideology, how they were overcome by a fog of denial after the war and how, eventually, they confronted the past. In doing so, she asks: what makes us become complicit? How should nations deal with collective guilt? And, amid the rise of extremism today, how do we ensure we remember?
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            ISBN 9781782275350
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Language (English)
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            Secrets of the Railway Girls

            Secrets of the Railway Girls (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

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            The second novel in the uplifting railway girls series that shows just how important friendship and love is in a time of uncertainty and change.

            ISBN 9781787463974
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The railway girls series
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            A Short History of World War II
             

            A Short History of World War II (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Holmes, Richard

            • RRP: $48.00
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            This is the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, an...d immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end - from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war. Packed with images, including rarely seen images and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.
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            ISBN 9780241426463
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world

            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blume, Lesley

            • RRP: $40.00
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            New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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            ISBN 9781925713930
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            255 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Memoirs of a Kamikaze: A World War II Pilot's Inspiring Story of Survival, Honor and Reconciliation
             

            Memoirs of a Kamikaze: A World War II Pilot's Inspiring Story of Survival, Honor and Reconciliation (Hardback)

            By Odachi, Kazuo; Translated by Bennett, Alexander; By Ota, Shigeru; Nishijima, Hiroyoshi; Ohta, Shigeru

            • RRP: $36.99
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            An incredible, untold story of survival and acceptance that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in Japanese history. This book tells the story of Kazuo Odachi who-in 1943, when he was just 16 years-old-joined the Imperial Japanese Navy to become a pilot. A year later, he w...as unknowingly assigned to the Kamikaze Special Attack Corps-a grou
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            ISBN 9784805315750
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Tuttle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            31 Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life

            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lee, Daniel

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as historian Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger's responsibility as ...an active participant in Nazi crimes becomes clearer.
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            ISBN 9781911214984
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            269 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
             

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Hardback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
            • Save $13.75
            • Pub Date
              3 Dec 20

            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408506
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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