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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            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 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
              

            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (EPUB ebook)

            By McKay, Sinclair

            The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller'Powerful . . . there is rage in his ink. McKay's book grips by its passion and originality. Some 25,000 people perished in the firestorm that raged through the city. I have never seen it better described' Max Hastings, Sunday TimesPublished for... the 75th anniversaryIn February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won?From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail.Along the way we encounter, among many others across the city, an elderly air-raid warden and his wife vainly striving to keep order amid devouring flames, a doctor who carried on operating while his home was in ruins, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who never thought that his own side might want to unleash the roaring fire, and fifteen-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection.Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of contemporary life. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild.Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mas
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            ISBN 9780241986028
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            Language en
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On Our Doorstep: When Australia Faced the Threat of Invasion by the Japanese
             

            On Our Doorstep: When Australia Faced the Threat of Invasion by the Japanese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collie, Craig

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            'I can't understand the mentality of the Australian people,' said John Curtin. 'One day they are in a panic about the war and the next they want more race meetings.' Australia has a history of believing itself to be under threat of invasion. In 1942 that threat, in the form of in...vasion and occupation by the Japanese, seemed more imminent than the earlier fears. On Our Doorstep is the story of how Australia and Australians - the government, the military and the people - prepared to face this calamity, and the events that persuaded them of its probability. The Japanese had steamrolled through Malaya and Singapore, and bombed Darwin with the same ferocity they had dealt Pearl Harbor. Nothing could stop them. Their next step was inevitable, surely. Meanwhile, wartime leader John Curtin was battling with Winston Churchill to get Australian troops back to defend their homeland, and positioning to ensure America's help to fend off the approaching enemy. At home, people pitched in as best they could and in any way to frustrate the invader, all playing their part, torn between 'she'll be right' and near panic. Amid plans and rumoured plans to abandon the north to the enemy and deny Australia resources through scorched earth, particular attention was paid to northern Australia and the islands beyond. In the end, Japan found it had stretched itself beyond the reliability of its supply line, but had it ever intended to invade Australia?
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            ISBN 9781760632281
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century: A Global History
             

            Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century: A Global History (Hardback)

            Edited by Lawrence, Mark

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Sep 20

            Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century examines insurgency and counter-insurgency across the globe in the nineteenth century. The volume includes chapters from distinguished and rising historians from Europe, North and South America, covering irregular wars in... Spain, Ireland, France, Latin America, China, USA, Africa, Central Asia and Burma. They explore links between insurgencies and nationalism, including learning curves and emulation in counter-insurgency. With a special emphasis on non-Western warfare, it includes case-studies such as the Katanga and White Lotus rebellions largely unknown to Western readers. The military history of the nineteenth century thus reveals much more than the symmetrical warfare of Napoleon, Grant and Moltke. This volume shows the commonalities of responses more than their differences, and refracts these through themes which crop up repeatedly in different times places. These themes include common problems and common solutions; the challenge of commanding local intelligence networks; public opinion; millenarianism, magic and religion; technology; 'hearts and minds'; the legal framework of state violence; racial stereotypes; and patterns of forgetting and remembering guerrilla conflicts. The first recent study to examine Western and non-Western warfare in equal measure, stressing the prevalence of commonalities between guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency across the globe, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Nineteenth Century will be of great interest to scholars of military and strategic studies, as well as modern military history. It was originally published as a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies.
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            ISBN 9780367859756
            Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Girl with a Sniper Rifle: An Eastern Front Memoir
             

            Girl with a Sniper Rifle: An Eastern Front Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zhukova, Yulia

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            In this vivid first-hand account we gain unique access to the inner workings of Stalin's Central Women's Sniper School, near Podolsk in Western Russia. Luliia was a dedicated member of the Komsomol (the Soviet communist youth organisation) and her parents worked for the NKVD. She... started at the sniper school and eventually became a valued member of her battalion during operations against Prussia. She persevered through eight months of training before leaving for the Front on 24th November 1944 just days after qualifying. Joining the third Belorussian Front her battalion endured rounds of German mortar as well as loudspeaker announcements beckoning them to come over to the German side. Luliia recounts how they would be in the field for days, regularly facing the enemy in terrifying one-on-one encounters. She sets down the euphoria of her first hit and starting her battle count but her reflection on how it was also the ending of a life. These feelings fade as she recounts the barbarous actions of Hitler's Nazi Germany. She recall how the women were once nearly overrun by Germans at their house when other Red Army formations had moved off and failed to tell them. She also details a nine-day stand-off they endured encircled by Germans in Landsberg.
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            ISBN 9781922387424
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler
              

            The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler (Hardback)

            By Bryant, Chris

            • RRP: $80.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            We like to think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one part of the story that has never been told. It features a group of MPs who repeatedly spoke out against their party and their government's policy of appeasing Hitler and Mussolini.... Remarkably, nearly all of them were gay or bisexual. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hated them. He had them followed, harassed, spied upon and derided in the press, and called them 'the glamour boys' in reference to their sexuality. They suffered abuse, innuendo and threats of de-selection, yet they spoke out repeatedly against Hitler's territorial ambitions and his treatment of political prisoners and the Jews. In doing so they risked everything, swimming against the overwhelming tide of public opinion at a time when even the suggestion of homosexuality could land you in prison. Forced by the laws of the day to hide their true nature, they ran the danger of exposure on a daily basis. Some of them used their capacity for lying as spies. Others saw brutality in Hitler's camps first hand. Five of them died in action. Without them, this country would never have faced down the Nazis. This is their story.
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            ISBN 9781526601711
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Archaeologies of Hitler's Arctic War: Heritage of the Second World War German Military Presence in Finnish Lapland
             

            Archaeologies of Hitler's Arctic War: Heritage of the Second World War German Military Presence in Finnish Lapland (Hardback)

            By Seitsonen, Oula

            • RRP: $271.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            This book discusses the archaeology and heritage of the German military presence in Finnish Lapland during the Second World War, framing this northern, overlooked WWII material legacy from the nearly forgotten Arctic front as 'dark heritage' - a concrete reminder of Finns siding ...with the Nazis - and as polluting 'war junk' that ruins the 'pristine natural beauty' of Lapland's wilderness. The scholarship herein provides fresh perspectives to contemporary discussions on heritage perception and ownership, indigenous rights, community empowerment, relational ontologies, and the ongoing worldwide refugee crisis.
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            ISBN 9780367138202
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Material Culture and Modern Conflict
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            Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945
             

            Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Riseman, Noah; Robinson, Shirleene

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Charts the changing policies and practices of the Australian Defence Force, illuminating the experiences of LGBTI members in what was often a hostile institution. At the centre of this book are the courageous LGBTI members who served their country in the face of systemic prejudic...e.
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            ISBN 9780522876741
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971
              

            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971 (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

            • RRP: $85.00
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            • Pub Date
              29 Nov 20

            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
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            Disarmament Law: Reviving the Field
             

            Disarmament Law: Reviving the Field (Hardback)

            Edited by Dunworth, Treasa; Hood, Anna

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            This volume seeks to start a revival of the field of disarmament law scholarship. Law is a fundamental component of disarmament. Yet, today, most perspectives on the wide range of disarmament issues that exist come primarily from political, diplomatic and public advocacy angles. ...The aim of this book is to revive the field of disarmament law, building on earlier, important and still relevant, contributions by international lawyers to the subject. The collection brings together international scholars on various aspects of disarmament. The contributions range across a variety of weapons-types, adopt different approaches - doctrinal, historical and critical - to the issues being discussed and taken together, constitute a snapshot of the ideas, concerns and issues that currently occupy disarmament scholars. The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and policy-makers working in the area of disarmament.
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            ISBN 9781138348332
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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