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            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dikotter, Frank

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            Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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            ISBN 9781408891612
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Kennedy Curse
             

            The Kennedy Curse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, James

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses - yet, even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.

            ISBN 9781529125108
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The House of Kennedy
              

            The House of Kennedy (Hardback)

            By Patterson, James

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              13 Apr 20

            Also published in the U.K. under the title 'The Kennedy Curse'. Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them? The Kennedy name is synonymous with American royalty. The family commitment to public service i...s legendary and enduring. But all their wild charisma has been dashed by disgrace and tragedy: Assassinations. Murder. Plane crashes. Fatal accidents. Mental illness. Drug overdoses. Alcohol abuse, and plenty of sex scandals. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses -- yet even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys. #1 bestselling author James Patterson once again tells a spellbinding story to maximum dramatic effect (The Wall Street Journal)--and this one is all true.
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            ISBN 9780316454483
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2020
            Publisher Little Brown and Company
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            Maoism: A Global History

            Maoism: A Global History (Hardback)

            By Lovell, Julia

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            Across the globe, Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellion it triggered) and brought to power the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia;

            ISBN 9781847922496
            Released NZ 14 Mar 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father
             

            Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pence, Charlotte; Foreword by Pence, Vice President Mike

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            A stirring portrait of Vice President Mike Pence from his own daughter: the story of a Christian husband and father who answers the call to serve America with his family by his side.

            ISBN 9781546076162
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself
              

            Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself (Hardback)

            By Mandela, Nelson

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            The first wholly accurate and authorised record of Nelson Mandela's most inspiring and historically important quotations. Nelson Mandela by Himself is the complete and fully authorised book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time.

            ISBN 9780143565918
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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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            Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
             

            Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future (Paperback)

            By Buttigieg, Pete

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              26 May 20

            'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' Guardian NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

            ISBN 9781529398069
            Released NZ 26 May 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House
             

            Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House (Hardback)

            By Smith, Michael S.; Boodro, Michael; Russell, Margaret

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              1 May 20

            The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House.

            ISBN 9780847864799
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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            Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators
             

            Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators (Paperback)

            By Jacobsen, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            The definitive, character-driven history of CIA covert operations and U.S. government-sponsored assassinations, from the author of the Pulizter Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain

            ISBN 9781529378559
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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