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            The Manningtree Witches
              

            The Manningtree Witches (Paperback)

            By Blakemore, A. K.

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Pub Date
              28 Oct 21

            WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2021 England, 1643. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation. In Manningtree, depleted of men since the Civil War began, the women are left to their own devices and Rebecca West chafes against the drudgery of her days. But when Matthew Hopkin...s arrives, asking bladed questions and casting damning accusations, mistrust and unease seep into the lives of the women. Caught between betrayal and persecution, what must Rebecca West do to survive?
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            ISBN 9781783786442
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Manningtree Witches

            The Manningtree Witches (Hardback)

            By Blakemore, A. K.

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            A visceral, thrilling debut that reimagines the history of the Witchfinder General in 17th century England.

            ISBN 9781783786435
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            History Atlas

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

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            Travel the world from ancient history to the present day in this stunning gift book from the acclaimed creator of MYTH ATLAS. Explore fifteen extraordinary civilisations, with spectacular, action-packed 'maps'. With quirky facts, humorous details and compelling stories, this is h...istory at its most entertaining.
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            ISBN 9781407189239
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            A Short History of the Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition
              

            A Short History of the Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By Casanova, Prof. Julian

            • RRP: $99.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 21

            In elegant and accessible prose, Julian Casanova tells the gripping story of the Spanish Civil War. These anguished and traumatic years filled Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936...-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest of the world: nationalism and republicanism; communism and fascism; anarchism and monarchism; anti-clerical reformism and aristocratic Catholic conservatism. The 'Guerra Civil' is of enduring interest precisely because it represents much more than just a regional contest for power and governmental legitimacy. It has come to be seen as a seedbed for the titanic political struggles and larger social upheavals that scarred the entire 20th century. Charting the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy, Casanova provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anticlerical violence) that have been asked in the 70 years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic. Now with a revised introduction, Casanova offers an overview of key historiographical shifts since the title was first published; not least the wielding of the conflict to political ends in certain strands of contemporary historiography towards an alarming neo-Francoist revisionism.
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            ISBN 9781350152564
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Short Histories
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            The Life of Josiah Henson: An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom
             

            The Life of Josiah Henson: An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Henson, Josiah

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            This remarkable slave narrative first appeared in Boston in 1849. Josiah Henson's tale of his daring escape ultimately inspired the character of George Harris, a fugitive slave in Uncle Tom's Cabin.

            ISBN 9780486800455
            Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Thrift Editions
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            A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery

            A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery (Hardback)

            By Martin, Justin

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            From an acclaimed author and historian, the dramatic, character-rich story of Antietam--the high-stakes battle Lincoln needed to win to save the Union and free the slaves

            ISBN 9780306825255
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Man Alone: VUP Classic
               

            Man Alone: VUP Classic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mulgan, John; Edited by Whiteford, Peter

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            John Mulgan was born in 1911 and educated at Auckland University College and Merton College, Oxford. He joined the British Territorial Army in 1938 and in 1942 was posted to the Middle East, where he fought alongside the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at El Alamein. In 1944 he w...as sent to Greece to coordinate guerrilla action against the German forces, and was awarded the Military Cross. In Cairo, on the evening of Anzac Day 1945, he deliberately took an overdose of morphine.
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            ISBN 9781776564156
            Published NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times
             

            Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times (Hardback)

            By Reynolds, David S.

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            From one of the great living historians of 19th century America, a revelatory and enthralling new biography of Lincoln, many years in the making, that embeds him deeply in his tumultuous age. David S. Reynolds, author of the Bancroft-prize-winning cultural biography of Walt Whitm...an and many other iconic works of 19th century American history, understands the currents in which Abraham Lincoln swam as well as anyone alive. His magisterial biography Abe is the product of a breathtaking full-body immersion into the riotous tumult of American life in the decades before the Civil War. It was a country growing up and being pulled apart at the same time, with a democratic popular culture that, reflecting the country's contradictions, oscillated between the sentimental and the grotesque. Lincoln's lineage was considered auspicious by Emerson, Whitman and others who prophesied that it would be a new man from the West who would emerge to balance North and South. From New England Puritan stock on his father's side and Virginia Cavalier gentry on his mother's, Lincoln was linked by blood to the central conflict of the age. An enduring theme of his life, Reynolds shows, was his genius for striking a balance between opposing forces. Reynolds's Lincoln is not the self-raised child of legend; his father is much more influential and less of a flop than the legend has it. What Lincoln lacked in formal schooling he made up for in an unquenchable thirst for self-improvement; Reynolds leads us through the ad hoc course of study that stocked his mind, from childhood to his years as a lawyer. But there are many kinds of education, and Lincoln's talent for wrestling, tall tales, and bawdy jokes made him as popular with his peers as his appetite for poetry and Shakespeare and prodigious gifts for memorization set him apart from them. No one can entirely transcend the limitations of their time, and Lincoln was no exception. But what emerges from Reynolds's masterful reckoning is a sense of a
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            ISBN 9781594206047
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The English Civil War

            The English Civil War (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Clark, David

            A concise presentation of the major events and key facts of the English Civil War.

            ISBN 9781842433454
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2017
            Publisher OLDCASTLE BOOKS LTD
            Interest Age General Audience
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            German Military Vehicles in the Spanish Civil War: A Comprehensive Study of the Deployment of German Military Vehicles on the Eve of WW2

            German Military Vehicles in the Spanish Civil War: A Comprehensive Study of the Deployment of German Military Vehicles on the Eve of WW2 (Hardback)

            By Molina, Lucas

            • RRP: $69.99
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            The Spanish Civil War was the training ground of the German military forces that struck across Europe in the Blitzkrieg of 1939-40. A detailed analysis of the German Army's vehicles, equipment, weapons and their tactical development.

            ISBN 9781473878839
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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