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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $30.39
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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971
              

            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971 (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

            • RRP: $86.00
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            This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

            ISBN 9780995121928
            Published NZ 29 Nov 2020
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Orakau
             

            Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Orakau (Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi; Kelly, Hemi

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            "Both fiction and fact, this book is an exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in v...ast tracts of land being confiscated for European settlement. Instead of following the usual standpoint of the victors, this book takes a Maori perspective. It is centred around Witi Ihimaeras moving novella, Sleeps Standing, which views the battle through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy named Moet. Alongside the novella are non-fiction narratives from Maori eyewitnesses, together with images and a Maori translation by Hmi Kelly, further giving voice to and illuminating the people who tried to protect their culture and land. It is estimated that, at the height of the battle, 1700 immensely superior troops, well armed and amply resourced, laid siege to the hastily constructed p at Orakau. The defenders were heavily outnumbered with few supplies or weapons but, when told to submit, they replied: E hoa, ka whawhai tonu matou, ake, ake, ake! Friend, I shall fight against you for ever, for ever!"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143773887
            Published NZ 16 Apr 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE*

            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donohue, John

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The amazing true story of a young man going to take his buddies a few cans of beer - in the heat of the Vietnam war.

            ISBN 9781913183301
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            134 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life
             

            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)

            By Ferencz, Benjamin

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            Secrets to a happy life, from a Hungarian-born American centurion (and the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials) who has done the most extraordinary things with his.

            ISBN 9780751579918
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide
              

            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, James

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Dec 20

            On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws the connections between t...hese two landmark historical events: the genocide of the minority Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire and the Anzac soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Through eye witness accounts of Anzac soldiers witnessing the genocide, to a history of the Australasian involvement in the international Armenian relief campaign, and enduring discussions around genocide recognition, James Robins explores the international political implications that this unexplored history still has today.
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            ISBN 9780755600311
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning
             

            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning (Hardback)

            By Schwarz, Geraldine; Translated by Marris, Laura

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Geraldine Schwarz's family never discussed what happened in the war. Neither heroes nor villains, her German grandparents were merely the 'Mitlaufer' - those who followed the current. They just wanted to forget, to bury it all under the wreckage of the Third Reich. But decades la...ter when, delving through filing cabinets in the basement of their apartment building in Mannheim, Geraldine discovers that her grandfather Karl profited from the forced 'Aryanisation' of Jewish businesses, she is compelled to investigate her ancestors' past. How guilty were they? Weaving together the threads of three generations of family history - from Nazi Germany to Vichy France - with that of Europe's process of postwar reckoning, Schwarz explores how millions were seduced by ideology, how they were overcome by a fog of denial after the war and how, eventually, they confronted the past. In doing so, she asks: what makes us become complicit? How should nations deal with collective guilt? And, amid the rise of extremism today, how do we ensure we remember?
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            ISBN 9781782275350
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Secrets of the Railway Girls

            Secrets of the Railway Girls (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

            • RRP: $17.99
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            The second novel in the uplifting railway girls series that shows just how important friendship and love is in a time of uncertainty and change.

            ISBN 9781787463974
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The railway girls series
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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