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            A Long Petal of the Sea

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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            That September 2, 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 change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. 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 about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            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 (Hardback)

            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 9781408891629
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            How to be a Fascist: A Manual
             

            How to be a Fascist: A Manual (Paperback)

            By Murgia, Michela; Translated by Valente, Alex

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              3 Mar 20

            Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties engaging in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Trying to engage so many people with political issues seems to lead only to complexity and disagreement.... So why bother? Doesn't fascism guarantee a more effective and efficient management of the state? In this short, bitingly ironic book, Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Ending with a 'fascistometer' to measure the reader's own authoritarian inclinations, How to be a Fascist is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascist in our governments, in our societies and in our own minds.
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            ISBN 9781782276159
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them

            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them (Hardback)

            By Peel, Michael

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            What do Rodrigo Duterte, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Aung San Suu Kyi have in common?

            ISBN 9781786076595
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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 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 Girl with Seven Names
              

            The Girl with Seven Names (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Lee, Hyeonseo; With John, David

            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

            ISBN 9780007554867
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            Language en
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2015
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
              

            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom (EPUB ebook)

            By Park, Yeonmi

            Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. This book tells the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; and, her harrowing escape through China's underworld... of smugglers and human traffickers.
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            ISBN 9780241973042
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            Released NZ 29 Sep 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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