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            Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide
              

            Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated ed.)

            By Neer, Bob; Illustrated by Lee, Joe

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            New edition - Barack Obama For Beginners: An Essential Guide is the fastest and most reliable way to get up to speed on the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. It condenses the personal and political history of the first African-American nominee for his natio...n's highest office to provide a complete introduction to the Senator from Illinois. The text covers the candidate's family history and life experiences and beliefs, and discusses his strengths and weaknesses as a campaigner, legislator, and manager of people and resources. Entertaining illustrations enliven the reading experience and highlight important details, Barack Obama For Beginners keeps the focus on the candidate and his record -- accomplishments and missteps, praise and criticism -- to allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Visit www.BarackObamaForBeginners.com for complete source notes to the book, a timeline of events in the life of Barack Obama, updates and links to additional information. Short enough to read in an afternoon or on commutes, For Beginners(R) Essential Guides provide reliable information from a neutral point of view about public figures and current events so that readers can arrive at informed opinions on topics that affect their daily lives.
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            ISBN 9781934389447
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2009
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series For Beginners
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            Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station the Helped Bring Peace to the Congo; A Memoir

            Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station the Helped Bring Peace to the Congo; A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bakody, Jennifer

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            When Jennifer Bakody stepped off the plane in Kinshasa in 2004, she walked right into the most arduous and inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. After seven years of brutal warfare involving eight neighboring countries and several milli...on deaths, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had just agreed a tentative ceasefire. A week later Bakody finds herself 1,500 miles up the Congo River in the heart of the country's jungle, managing a small UN-backed radio station. Welcome to Radio Okapi Kindu. Welcome too to its team of hard-working local reporters determined to cover the complex events in the country s rapid march towards elections. One day rebel soldiers are walking out of their jungle enclaves and handing in their weapons; the next, it s time for some music, or some public service announcements. Then one of the journalists is accused of lying, and Bakody finds herself confronting a general of the Congolese army in his own living room, while armed guards look on. When a public lynching in Kindu is followed by an outbreak of violence in a nearby city, Bakody begins to realize how little she understands the complexities of the country s politicsand how little she has at stake compared to her colleagues. Maintaining the rigor of Radio Okapi s editorial line suddenly seems like a matter of life or death. As the pressure builds and the team redoubles its efforts to bring its listeners accurate and impartial news, they realize they are targets too. How long can one small station of the Frequency for Peace stand the strain? Radio Okapi Kindu is a touching memoir of a young journalist s coming of age and a love song to a poor but astonishingly beautiful country recovering from a decade of war.
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            ISBN 9781927958971
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2017
            Publisher Figure 1 Publishing
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
             

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Paperback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            *The International Bestseller* 'Superb, hugely enjoyable ... a spirited examination of the hubris and hypocrisy of the super-rich who claim they are helping the world' Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian What explains the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory ...investigation, Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' logic, fighting for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top. But why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9780141990910
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies

            Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff

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            President Trump's flagrant disregard for the truth and his self-aggrandizing exaggerations, and bald-faced lies have been rigorously documented and debunked by The Washington Post.

            ISBN 9781982151072
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation
             

            The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

            By Kershaw, Ian

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            The Nazi Dictatorship, evaluates the complex historiography of the Third providing students with a detailed examination of the interpretational issues which characterize the study of this field.

            ISBN 9781474240956
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Revelations
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            Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits
             

            Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits (Paperback)

            By Davies, Richard

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              16 Sep 20

            From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potential of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic... shock, violently broken or changed in some way.
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            ISBN 9781784163259
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            My Vanishing Country: A Memoir
             

            My Vanishing Country: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Sellers, Bakari

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              2 Sep 20

            The CNN analyst and youngest state representative in South Carolina's history illuminates the lives of America's forgotten rural, Black working-class men and women --

            ISBN 9780062917454
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump [Large Print]
              

            Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump [Large Print] (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Brower, Kate Andersen

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              2 Sep 20

            After serving the highest office of American government, five men--Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House ...to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office's current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump. With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H.W. Bush, and the Obamas' flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump's inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump's attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms. Perhaps most poignantly, Team of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called formers. Team of Five includes 16 pages of color photographs.
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            ISBN 9780062944801
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller

            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller (Paperback)

            By Reilly, Rick

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            A stunning and hilarious indictment of Donald Trump's lying, cheating and poor sportsmanship on the golf course, and how those behaviours reveal the management style he has taken to the Oval Office - by the New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed sports writer.

            ISBN 9781472266118
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
              

            Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Glenn; Fritsch, Peter

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              3 Sep 20

            THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the autumn of 2015, the founders of the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, were hired by a republican client to look into the records of Donald Trump. What began as a march through a mind-boggling trove... of lawsuits and sketchy overseas projects soon took a darker turn, as they became the first to uncover Trump's disturbing ties to the Kremlin and the crimes that since have plagued his presidency. To help them decipher this alarming evidence, they engaged the services of former British MI6 agent and Russia expert Christopher Steele. Steele would produce the notorious dossier which disclosed that the Trump team was deeply compromised by a hostile foreign power bent on disrupting the West and influencing the US presidential election. In Crime in Progress, the authors break their silence for the first time, chronicling their high-stakes four-year investigation and their desperate efforts to warn both the American and British governments, the FBI and the media, to little avail - and no matter the costs. A real-life political thriller with the makings of a modern classic, Crime in Progress is the definitive story of the pursuit of the truth about Trump and one of the greatest betrayals in American history.
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            ISBN 9780141992983
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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