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            The Hunting: An explosive thriller from the bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series

            The Hunting: An explosive thriller from the bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leather, Stephen

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            The next action-packed standalone thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Stephen Leather.

            ISBN 9781529345223
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Matt Standing Thrillers
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            The Platform: The Radical Legacy of the Polynesian Panthers: 2020
             

            The Platform: The Radical Legacy of the Polynesian Panthers: 2020 (Paperback)

            By Anae, Melani

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            In a book that is both deeply personal and highly political, Melani Anae recalls the radical activism of Auckland's Polynesian Panthers - the movement modelled on the US Black Panther Party 'but without guns'.

            ISBN 9781988587431
            Published NZ 23 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Pianist of Yarmouk

            The Pianist of Yarmouk (Paperback)

            By Ahmad, Aeham

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            One morning on the outskirts of Damascus, two starving friends are walking through their desolate city and come across a familiar street that has been turned to rubble, concrete bridges towering above them like tombs and houses turned inside out. Aeham turns to the only comfort h...e has left and pushes his piano into the street to play a song of hope to his fellow Syrians. It is a song that will reach far beyond the streets of his home and carry consequences he could never have dreamed of. This tender and poetic account of Aeham's experiences, from losing his city, friends and family to leaving his country and finding safety, will move readers with its raw and candid emotion. This is a gripping portrait of a man's search for solace and of a country that has been fiercely torn apart.
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            ISBN 9780241347522
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Hunting: An explosive thriller from the bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series
             

            The Hunting: An explosive thriller from the bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series (Hardback)

            By Leather, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 21

            The next action-packed standalone thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Stephen Leather.

            ISBN 9781529345216
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Matt Standing Thrillers
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            Husna's Story
             

            Husna's Story (Paperback)

            By Ahmed, Farid

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            Husna Ahmed was a victim of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack on 15 March 2019. She was shot while looking for her husband, who was in a wheelchair.

            ISBN 9781988547480
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

            All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burks, Ruth Coker

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            Erin Brokovick meets Dallas Buyers Club, All The Young Men is a gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, telling the true story of a young single mother who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and who risks everything to give victims back their huma...nity.
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            ISBN 9781409189114
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            History Atlas

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

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            Travel the world from ancient history to the present day in this stunning gift book from the acclaimed creator of MYTH ATLAS. Explore fifteen extraordinary civilisations, with spectacular, action-packed 'maps'. With quirky facts, humorous details and compelling stories, this is h...istory at its most entertaining.
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            ISBN 9781407189239
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free
             

            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback)

            By Leadbeater, Maire

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            "This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand (1992) by El...sie Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colourful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion. In this country nuclear disarmament has become part of our communal psyche to a greater extent than in any other western-aligned nation, but when politicians choose pragmatism over principle in foreign policy, peace and justice suffer. Peace activism is an ongoing story"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877578588
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS
             

            The Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coker, Margaret

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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The driver was sweating as his explosive-filled pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets. And he had another reason for panic - he was a spy who thought his cover had been blown. The Spymaster of Baghdad is the g...ripping story of the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. The information they gathered, more so than that of any foreign power, turned the tide against the insurgency. Set against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, we chart the spymaster's struggle to develop the Falcons from scratch in challenging circumstances following the American invasion of Iraq. But at the heart of the book is the fraught relationship of two of his agents - the Sudani brothers: one undercover in ISIS for 16 long months, the other his handler. We follow their emotional journey in this page-turning story of family, unlikely heroes and unbelievable courage. The unprecedented access to the whole cast of characters, from bomb-makers through spy chiefs, is remarkable. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Coker challenges the conventional view that western coalition forces defeated ISIS and we see that victory was down to old-fashioned spy craft. The Spymaster of Baghdad is compulsive, shocking and explosive reading. *** Margaret Coker is an investigative journalist. She has lived and worked in Iraq and the wider Middle East since 2003. An ex-Baghdad Bureau Chief for the New York Times, she honed her reporting skills at The Wall Street Journal where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team chronicling Turkey's failed coup, political purges and teetering democracy. Her coverage of national security issues won the Overseas Press Club Award and the Edwin M. Hood Prize from the National Press Club, America's top prize for diplomatic reporting. This is her first book.
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            ISBN 9780241409107
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (Hardback)

            By Payne, Les; Payne, Tamara

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            An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to intervie...w anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic biography that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, a work whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers in Hartford, Connecticut, stir with purpose, as if the dead were truly arising, to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but against the larger backdrop of American history, the book traces the life of one of the twentieth century's most politically relevant figures from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary. With a biographer's unwavering determination, Payne corrects the historical record and delivers extraordinary revelations - from the unmasking of the mysterious NOI founder Fard Muhammad, who preceded Elijah Muhammad; to a hair-raising scene, conveyed in cinematic detail, of Malcolm and Minister Jeremiah X Shabazz's 1961 clandestine meeting with the KKK; to a minute-by-minute account of Malcolm X's murder at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle.
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            ISBN 9780241503034
            Released NZ 12 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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