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              Lincoln's Last Trial Young Readers' Edition: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
               

              Lincoln's Last Trial Young Readers' Edition: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency (Hardback, Original ed.)

              By Abrams, Dan; Fisher, David

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              In 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln was hired to defend him. Lincoln had been involved in more than three thousand cases--including more than twenty-five murder trials. This would be his last great ...case.Taking this case was a risky decision for Lincoln. He was being urged to run for the presidency in 1860. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, the spotlight now focused on him might dim. The case posed personal challenges for Lincoln, too. The murder victim had worked in his office. The accused killer was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to partner with a longtime enemy.Lincoln's Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful's dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client--but also for his own blossoming political future.
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              ISBN 9781335917850
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
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              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
                

              Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Abrams, Dan; By Fisher, David; Read by Wayne, Roger

              • RRP: $84.99
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              New York Times bestselling authors of Lincoln's Last Trial take readers inside the courtroom to witness an epic case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing one last presidential run, challenged corruption in the political party that made him. No more dramatic courtroom scene has e...ver been enacted, reported the Syracuse Herald on May 22, 1915 as it covered the greatest libel suit in history, a battle fought between former President Theodore Roosevelt and the leader of the Republican party. Teddy Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved national hero, had accused his former friend and political ally, now turned rival, the Republican Party leader William Barnes of corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that would have financially devastated him. But the trial wasn't about money, it was a fight for reputation. For Roosevelt this was to be his last hurrah. He still harbored political dreams, and there were strong indications he intended to make one more run for the White House. Barnes had his own political ambitions, planning to run for the United States Senate. Those hopes would be dashed if he could not defeat a man so widely respected as Colonel Roosevelt. Following the case through court transcripts, news reports, and other primary sources, New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisherpresent a high-definition picture of the former president, still fighting for his own political career and, just as importantly, the patriotic ideals he held dear.
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              ISBN 9781982647438
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
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              How We Disappeared
                

              How We Disappeared (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Lee, Jing-Jing; Read by Lin, Angela; Yu, Ryun

              • RRP: $84.99
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              A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel set in World War II Singapore about a woman who survived the Japanese occupation and a man who thought he had lost everything-for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into S...ingapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a comfort woman. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her. In the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen. Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty. Drawing in part on her family's experiences, Jing-Jing Lee has crafted a profoundly moving, unforgettable novel about human resilience, the bonds of family and the courage it takes to confront the past.
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              ISBN 9781982645687
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
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              How We Disappeared
               

              How We Disappeared (Hardback, Original ed.)

              By Lee, Jing-Jing

              • RRP: $57.50
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              Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child.In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese milita...ry brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a comfort woman. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced still haunts her.In the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he never could have foreseen.Weaving together two time lines and two very big secrets, this stunning debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, revealing the strength and bravery shown by numerous women in the face of terrible cruelty. Drawing in part on her family's experiences, Jing-Jing Lee has crafted a profoundly moving, unforgettable novel about human resilience, the bonds of family and the courage it takes to confront the past.
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              ISBN 9781335953759
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
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              Hangman
               

              Hangman (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Original ed.)

              By Heath, Jack

              • RRP: $34.50
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              An addictive debut thriller starring an FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment...A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Tim...othy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can control only for so long.And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than any he's faced before. And he's been assigned a new partner within the Bureau: a woman linked to the past he's so desperate to forget. Because he has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.For fans of Dexter and Hannibal, Hangman introduces a darkly mesmerizing character whose skill at finding criminals comes from a knowledge that can only be learned firsthand.
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              ISBN 9781335461599
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
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              Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
                

              Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy (Audio CD / Audio, Library ed.)

              Read by Abrams, Dan; By Fisher, David; Read by Wayne, Roger

              • RRP: $127.50
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              New York Times bestselling authors of Lincoln's Last Trial take readers inside the courtroom to witness an epic case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing one last presidential run, challenged corruption in the political party that made him. No more dramatic courtroom scene has e...ver been enacted, reported the Syracuse Herald on May 22, 1915 as it covered the greatest libel suit in history, a battle fought between former President Theodore Roosevelt and the leader of the Republican party. Teddy Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved national hero, had accused his former friend and political ally, now turned rival, the Republican Party leader William Barnes of corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that would have financially devastated him. But the trial wasn't about money, it was a fight for reputation. For Roosevelt this was to be his last hurrah. He still harbored political dreams, and there were strong indications he intended to make one more run for the White House. Barnes had his own political ambitions, planning to run for the United States Senate. Those hopes would be dashed if he could not defeat a man so widely respected as Colonel Roosevelt. Following the case through court transcripts, news reports, and other primary sources, New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisherpresent a high-definition picture of the former president, still fighting for his own political career and, just as importantly, the patriotic ideals he held dear.
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              ISBN 9781982647414
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
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              African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan
               

              African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan (Hardback, Original ed.)

              By Lockley, Thomas; Girard, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $59.50
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              Traces the remarkable life story of Japan's first foreign-born samurai, detailing his near-mythical journey from a boy soldier in late-sixteenth-century Northern Africa to the heights of Japanese society, where his presence triggered cultural riots.

              ISBN 9781335141026
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
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              Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
                

              Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Phillips, Tom; Read by Kumar, Nish

              • RRP: $74.50
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              Sapiens meets The Darwin Awards in Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up, which shows how human civilization was built upon thousands of years of trial and error - but mostly error - by former Buzzfeed UK editorial director Tom Phillips. In the seventy thousand years... that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f*ck things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the sinking of the Titanic; from the American Dustbowl, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President... it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age.
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              ISBN 9781982645717
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
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              Truth Worth Telling
                

              Truth Worth Telling (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Pelley, Scott

              • RRP: $95.50
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              An inspiring memoir from the front lines of history by award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you? With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who disco...vered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times. A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he's known for decades. Truth Worth Telling offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others. For those who believe values matter and truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, I have written this book for you.
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              ISBN 9781982647483
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
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              African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan
                

              African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Girard, Geoffrey; Lockley, Thomas; Read by Furlong, Gary

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              The remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai and his astonishing journey from Northern Africa to the heights of Japanese society When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, and trained into ...a boy soldier in India, he had ended up an indentured servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he visited India, China and the budding Catholic missions in Japan. From the volatile port city of Nagasaki to travel on pirate-infested waters, he lived it all and learned more every day. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them viewed him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local traditions) Buddha or a local war god or demon. Among those who were drawn to his presence were Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan's martial arts, fighting in battles and ascending to the upper echelons of Japanese society. In the four hundred years since, Yasuke has been known in Japan largely as a legendary, perhaps mythical, figure. Now, combining all the primary sources for the first time, African Samurai presents the never-before-told biography of this unique figure of the sixteenth century, one whose travels between countries, cultures and classes offers a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of life, faith and war in medieval Japan.
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              ISBN 9781982645113
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
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