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            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength
             

            I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern on Kindness, Empathy and Strength (Paperback)

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            Politician, feminist and champion for social equality, Jacinda Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. In this warm and candid interview, the fortieth Prime Minister of New Zealand discusses her childhood growing up in rural Aotearoa New Zealand, her journey into politics, and the l...essons she has learned along the way.
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            ISBN 9781990003035
            Published NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Neumann, Ariana

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            'It's not always a grim story. Alongside anger and despair there is love and hope. But the message is stark. This is the way bullies work. When Time Stopped is more than just history. It's a warning.' Michael Palin In this remarkably moving memoir Ariana Neumann dives into the se...crets of her father's past: years spent hiding in plain sight in wartorn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew. In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, travelled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries and other memorabilia. Ten years later Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is an unputdownable detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all.
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            ISBN 9781471192937
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story
             

            For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vennell, Jock

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            The story of the four Christophers Brothers who were all killed in World War I leads to a more general discussion of the devasting effect of World War I on New Zealand

            ISBN 9781927167397
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
            Publisher Wily Publications
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            Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: The life and times of the remarkable Choie Sew Hoy: 2020
              

            Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: The life and times of the remarkable Choie Sew Hoy: 2020 (Paperback)

            By Agnew, Jenny Sew Hoy; Agnew, Trevor

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              29 Jun 20

            Richly illustrated and deeply researched, 'Merchant, Miner, Mandarin' is both the compelling biography of one of the most distinguished figures of New Zealand business and an intriguing account of late 19th-century society, industry and race relations.

            ISBN 9781988503097
            Published NZ 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
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            The Complete MAUS

            The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelman, Art

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            Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

            ISBN 9780141014081
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ 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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            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 Jun 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback, Young Readers Edition)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina

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            The bestselling memoir of NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the school girl who stood up to the Taliban. I AM MALALA inspired the acclaimed new film HE NAMED ME MALALA, directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim.

            ISBN 9781474602112
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Larson, Erik

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            The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

            ISBN 9780008274979
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust

            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
             

            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Paperback)

            By Duff, Michelle

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            Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is lauded as one of the world's most influential people. Her rise to power has been stellar. In 2017 she became leader of the Labour party just seven weeks before the election at which she claimed the top job.

            ISBN 9781988547572
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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