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            American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
             

            American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (Paperback)

            By Alberta, Tim

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              23 Mar 20

            Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of ...insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing cultural and demographic landscape, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment. Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the Republican Party--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate ho
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            ISBN 9780062896353
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Unfinished Business: Life as a Senator
             

            Unfinished Business: Life as a Senator (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hinch, Derryn

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              31 Mar 20

            Derryn Hinch made headlines in 2016 when he went from media personality to Victorian Senator at the head of a new political party and made a lasting impact on the political landscape. This is an unflinchingly honest account of his last two years as a senator, before he lost his s...eat in the 2019 election.
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            ISBN 9780522873535
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            How Trump Happened: A System Shock Decades in the Making
             

            How Trump Happened: A System Shock Decades in the Making (Hardback)

            By Schier, Steven E.

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              15 Apr 20

            The stunning 2016 election and presidency of Donald Trump was decades in the making. Three trends since the 1960s created the conditions for his triumph. First, a growing popular discontent with government, long evident in public opinion, created a widespread distrust of establis...hed leaders and institutions. Second, America underwent the rise of professional government. Governing professionals are an elite built on merit through occupational accomplishment. They now dominate interest groups, the bureaucracy, courts, presidency, and Congress. Many government professionals perceive little need to mobilize the public in the way parties did in previous eras. This has furthered the sense of disconnect among the public and created a self-reinforcing chain. Third, political parties and governing institutions are now polarized into rival teams of ideological, partisan elites. The intense battles between these divergent teams often result in government gridlock. These conditions produce ripe opportunities for outsider candidates to mount popular movements against politics as usual. How did Donald Trump leverage his outsider status into a 2016 electoral victory? Four factors propelled him into the White House. First, Trump's long career as a public celebrity gave him an identity and brand widely known to the public and which generated massive free media coverage as a candidate. Second, Trump and his campaign ably used social media to further amplify his message. Third, decades of polarized political elites, governmental professionalism and mounting popular discontent made an outsider message attractive to millions of voters in 2016. Fourth, Trump was blessed with a political opponent, Hillary Clinton, who represented the polarized and professional governing class that Trump rightly saw as an inviting target for his outsider message and demeanor. That is how Trump happened.
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            ISBN 9781538122044
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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            A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal
             

            A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Paperback)

            By Aronoff, Kate; Battistoni, Alyssa; Cohen, Daniel Aldana; Riofrancos, Thea

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            what a Green New Deal could look like

            ISBN 9781788738316
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Julia Gillard: Unauthorised
             

            Julia Gillard: Unauthorised (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wallace, Christine

            Young, determined and now the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard is the highest achieving woman ever in the elite of Australia's political game. But what sets Gillard apart is a quality that transcends politics and is overwhelmingly evident in hi...gh achievers in male-dominated spheres.
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            ISBN 9781741758481
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Communist Manifesto

            The Communist Manifesto (Hardback)

            By Marx, Karl; Edited by Engels, Friedrich

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            ISBN 9781848375925
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia
             

            Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia (Paperback)

            By Leahy, Helen

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            "This biography of Tariana Turia sees family members, iwi leaders, social justice advocates and politicians share their experiences of this remarkable woman. While parliament was not originally part of her life plan, Tariana Turia was involved in many community initiatives. A tur...ning point came in 1995, when Tariana's leadership was evident in the reoccupation of Pakaitore. Here was a woman with the courage to care, the determination to speak up and a deep commitment to whanau. Inevitably, she was invited to stand in the 1996 general election. In her eighteen years as an MP, she advanced thinking in the disability area, advocated for tobacco reform and spoke out about sexual abuse, violence and racism. She also led the Whanau Ora initiative. In 2004, she crossed the floor, leading to the birth of the Maori Party"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775501633
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2015
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party
             

            The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Horowitz, David; Poe, Richard

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            The radical network's plan to seize power in 2008.

            ISBN 9781595551030
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2007
            Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
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            Annette King: The Authorised Biography
             

            Annette King: The Authorised Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By John Edwards Brent, Harvey

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            Annette King is New Zealand's longest-serving women MP - 1984-2017 less three years in the wilderness from 1990-1993. In her 30 years in Parliament, she spent 15 in government (10 as a cabinet minister) and 15 in opposition. She is a former deputy leader of the Labour Party, and ...held a number of senior cabinet portfolios.
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            ISBN 9781988516370
            Published NZ 14 Mar 2019
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Start Again: How We Can Fix Our Broken Politics
             

            Start Again: How We Can Fix Our Broken Politics (Paperback)

            By Collins, Philip

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            By The Times columnist and acclaimed author of When They Go Low, We Go High. Start Again is a life-raft for all those who find themselves politically adrift and a rallying cry for a better kind of politics.

            ISBN 9780008312640
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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