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              El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman
               

              El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Feuer, Alan

              • RRP: $37.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Sep 20

              As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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              ISBN 9781760857158
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele s hell
               

              The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele s hell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kor, Eva Mozes; Buccieri, Lisa Rojany

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              • Pub Date
                11 Aug 20

              The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herde...d into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death: Dr. Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old. While twins at Auschwitz were granted the 'privileges' of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele's sadistic medical experiments. They were forced to fight daily for their own survival and many died as a result of the experiments, or from the disease and hunger rife in the concentration camp. In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. Also included is an epilogue on Eva's incredible recovery and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and worked toward goals of forgiveness, peace, and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world.
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              ISBN 9781913183714
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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              Matariki: The Star of the Year
               

              Matariki: The Star of the Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Matamua, Rangi

              • RRP: $35.00
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              In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter...est in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed.
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              ISBN 9781775503255
              Published NZ 1 May 2017
              Publisher Huia Publishers
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              Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir
               

              Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir (Hardback)

              By Albright, Madeleine

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              Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright-one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants-reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and in...spiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. I don't want to be remembered, she answered. I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last. In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail-and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Featuring black and white photographs throughout, Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.
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              ISBN 9780062802255
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
                

              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $43.99
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              • Pub Date
                17 Sep 20

              One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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              ISBN 9781350116658
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Agency of Hope: The story of the Auckland City Mission 1920-2020
                

              Agency of Hope: The story of the Auckland City Mission 1920-2020 (Paperback)

              By Lineham, Peter

              • RRP: $49.99
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              • Pub Date
                8 Oct 20

              A century of Aucklanders helping Aucklanders

              ISBN 9780995131880
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
              Publisher Massey University Press
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              Topgun
               

              Topgun (Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

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              Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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              ISBN 9781405943826
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Ladies in Waiting: a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day

              Ladies in Waiting: a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day (Paperback, Digital original)

              By Somerset, Anne

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              An illuminating commentary on court life from the Tudors to the present day.

              ISBN 9781529410662
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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              Prison Break: Essential keys to break destructive lifestyles
                

              Prison Break: Essential keys to break destructive lifestyles (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Curtis, Roger

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              On the outskirts of Flaxmere, in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, stands a house affectionately known as 'The Barn'. Built in 2004, it has been a shelter for many as they make their way from prison back into normal life. The work done there, and in prisons, by Roger and Rachel Curtis fo...r over 40 years forms the stories and background of this book.
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              ISBN 9780473523985
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2020
              Publisher Castle Publishing Ltd
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              A Girl Made of Air
               

              A Girl Made of Air (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hetherington, Nydia

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              • Pub Date
                8 Sep 20

              A lyrical debut packed with myth, magic and folklore, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern and Angela Carter

              ISBN 9781529408881
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
              Interest Age 16+ years
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