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            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy
             

            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy (Hardback)

            By Vani, Supriya; Harte, Carl A.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A comprehensively researched biography, covering at the feminist narrative and many influences that have made Jacinda Ardern the globally admired leader she is.

            ISBN 9781743797211
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Duchess Countess

            The Duchess Countess (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Ostler, Catherine

            • RRP: $37.99
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            'Outrageously scandalous, soaked in sex and money, aristocracy, adventure and grandeur... Catherine Ostler, accomplished storyteller, is the perfect writer to restore the Duchess Countess to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore When the glamorous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston ...and Countess of Bristol, went on trial in Westminster for bigamy in April 1776, the story drew more attention in society than the American War of Independence. Now, in Catherine Ostler's brilliantly told and evocative biography, we get to see the full story of how Elizabeth came to be there and how she responded to what should have been the most humiliating episode of her life. Born in relatively modest circumstances, Elizabeth's father died when she was only five, leaving her vulnerable and eventually ensuring that marriage was the best way for her to secure her future. What followed included a clandestine, candlelit wedding to a young earl who immediately set sail on his travels, and an appearance at a masquerade ball in a transparent dress that caught the eye of the Duke of Kingston. Soon they too were married, but when he died and left his inheritance to her, his children from a previous marriage decided to look into her past and contest the will. Rather than backing from the limelight, Elizabeth went on a Grand Tour of Europe, being welcomed by the Pope, Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great among others. In a world where a woman's place was severely circumscribed, Elizabeth had found a way to plough her own path as a spirited adventuress, and very much a pioneer for modern celebrity culture.
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            ISBN 9781471196058
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $28.00
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            'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic... carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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            ISBN 9780241972137
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy
             

            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sebba, Anne

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Jun 21

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

            ISBN 9781474619615
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Prince Philip's Century 1921-2021: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh

            Prince Philip's Century 1921-2021: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh (Paperback)

            By Jobson, Robert

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            For decades Prince Philip shared the Queen's burden of office without upstaging her, always privately providing reassurance and advice but never overstepping the boundaries of his supporting role. It was an unforgiving position - a challenge for anyone - but one that he met head ...on. He remained the Queen's adviser and closest confidant and was known as such the world over. That said, he was wise enough to recognise his limitations and the constraints of his role. He always seemed to instinctively know when it was time to step back and let his wife take the lead. His job was, after all, to allow her star to shine. Robert Jobson's magnificent biography of the Duke of Edinburgh tells the full story of his remarkable life and achievements, and how, after his marriage in 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, this dedicated military man spent so much of his life dutifully supporting his wife. Though he created a role for himself as a determined moderniser and environmental campaigner, and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, encouraged young people to reach their potential, it was perhaps his greatest achievement to have been a loyal husband and companion, and a loving father and grandfather.
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            ISBN 9781913543099
            Released NZ 14 May 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway
             

            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter; With Langford, Sue

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jul 21

            Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees. Doug Heywood was a grown man when he discovered, in a shoe box hidden in a wardrobe, a t...ime capsule of sorts - hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood, to his mother, Margery. Scott, a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, wrote letters almost daily to his young wife, on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell us of an enduring love - and also, intriguingly, they tell us how Scott managed to make it through the most brutally testing circumstances. Scott's story bears an uncanny resemblance to another story, coincidentally happening 7000 kilometres away. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was rounded up with his family and sent to Auschwitz in September 1942. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, Frankl wrote, the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Scott Heywood and Viktor Frankl, on opposite sides of the world, had seen the accepted structures and certainties of their worlds turned upside down. Each faced his own psychological challenge; each responded to the life force of survival. Frankl's story has been told, not so that of Scott Heywood and his journey on the Burma Railroad. This is the singular story of one man, one relatively ordinary man, and his war. But much, much more than that, it's a book about how Scott Heywood is a shining example of how love, optimism and determination can get you through even the very worst, most physically and mentally challenging times.
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            ISBN 9781460759899
            Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line
             

            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line (Hardback)

            By Mackrell, Judith

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            The gripping story of six pioneerng women war correspondents from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Flappers and The Unfinished Palazzo.

            ISBN 9781509882939
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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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            Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War

            Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War (Hardback)

            By Limbu, Captain Kailash

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            A compeling and evocative autobiography from a serving officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles - among the finest and most feared soliders in the world.

            ISBN 9781789292572
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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