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            Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship

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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 Dikoetter, 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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            A Long Petal of the Sea: The Sunday Times Bestseller
             

            A Long Petal of the Sea: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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              4 May 21

            The Sunday Times bestseller 'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review 'A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us' ...Daily Telegraph September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge arises, they board a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to Chile, the promised 'long petal of sea and wine and snow'. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction that soars from the Spanish Civil War to the rise and fall of Pinochet, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. 'An epic that starts in 1939 and spans decades and continents . . . A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, and one that sheds light on the way we live now' Independent.co.uk 'Full of ambition and humanity' Sunday Times 'Allende knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time' Colum McCann 'Allende's style is impressively Olympian and the payoff is remarkable' Guardian 'Epic in scope, yet intimate in execution' i
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            ISBN 9781526615947
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Hitler Years ~ Triumph 1933-1939
             

            The Hitler Years ~ Triumph 1933-1939 (Hardback)

            By McDonough, Frank

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            A new narrative of the rise and catastrophic fall of the Nazi regime: a twelve-year descent into barbarism, genocide and aggressive war that cost over 50 million lives.

            ISBN 9781784975920
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet
             

            The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet (Hardback)

            By Griffiths, James

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            Exposing the world's biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship

            ISBN 9781786995353
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Asian Arguments
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            Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant
             

            Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant (Paperback)

            By Holland, Heidi

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            A portrait of Robert Mugabe, a man whose once brilliant career has ruined Zimbabwe and cast shame on the African continent. It charts Mugabe's gradual self-destruction, and uncovers some of the most respectable international players in the Zimbabwe tragedy.

            ISBN 9780141040790
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2009
            Publisher Penguin
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            On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

            On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

            By Snyder, Timothy

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            In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on truth. European history shows us that societies c...an break, democracies can fall, and ethics can collapse.
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            ISBN 9781847924889
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2017
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The New Normal

            The New Normal (Hardback, edition)

            By O'Hagan, Ellie Mae

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            Journalist, campaigner and podcast co-host with Owen Jones, Ellie Mae O'Hagan has emerged as one of the smartest observers of contemporary politics, and in The New Normal provides a brilliant and incisive analysis of the current political watershed we face.

            ISBN 9780008311926
            Released NZ 18 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Becoming Kim Jong Un: Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator

            Becoming Kim Jong Un: Understanding North Korea's Young Dictator (Hardback)

            By Pak, Jung H.

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            The first book from a former intelligence community insider

            ISBN 9781786077165
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman
             

            Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman (Hardback)

            By Grant, Will

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              1 May 21

            An exploration of the phenomenon of the caudillo figure in Latin American politics and the rise of populism through the modern histories of the continent.

            ISBN 9781789543957
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Animal Farm
             

            Animal Farm (Paperback)

            By Orwell, George

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            When the ill-treated animals of Manor Farm rebel against their master Mr Jones and take over the farm, they believe that this means freedom and equality for all. But then a ruthless Napoleon takes control and the other animals soon realise that they are not all as equal as they t...hought.
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            ISBN 9780702306136
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Scholastic Classics
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