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            Atomic Love

            Atomic Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fields, Jennie

            • RRP: $37.00
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            Chicago, 1950 Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations - in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project to design the atomic bomb, and in her passionate love affair with coworker Thomas Wheeler. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the results of her work a...nd her heartbreak over Wheeler are intertwined. She has almost succeeded in resigning herself to a more conventional life. Then Wheeler gets back in touch - but so does the FBI. Agent Charlie Szydlo wants Rosalind to spy on Wheeler, whom the FBI suspects of selling nuclear secrets to Russia. Rosalind final assignment launches her on a mission to find the truth . . . no matter where it leads.
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            ISBN 9780241417782
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sands, Philippe, QC

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter

            ISBN 9781474608138
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Promised Land
             

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $52.49
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            • Pub Date
              18 Nov 20

            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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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
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            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West
             

            Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Harding, Luke

            • RRP: $37.24
            • $37.24
            • Internationally sourced

            From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist comes Shadow State, a timely and shocking analysis which connects Putin, Trump, and Brexit with the dark web.

            ISBN 9781783352050
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West

            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Hardback)

            By Belton, Catherine

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $44.99
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            The hacking of the 2016 US elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about and w...ho has orchestrated it?
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            ISBN 9780007578795
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Himalaya: A Human History
             

            Himalaya: A Human History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Ed

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781847924148
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $32.98
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            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The best true spy story I have ever read. --JOHN LE CARR The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the en...d of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carr , it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to chan
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            ISBN 9781101904213
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Broadway Books
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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
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            • 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
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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