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              Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse
                

              Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse (Paperback)

              By O'Hare, Noel

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $39.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Apr 20

              In 1921, the School Dental Service was established. A social experiment unique to New Zealand, it was lauded around the world. This is the story of those on the front line, the dental nurses who endured military-style training, poor resourcing and petty discipline, as well as inc...reasingly anachronistic rules around uniform and behaviour.
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              ISBN 9780995122963
              Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
              Publisher Massey University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Complete MAUS

              The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spiegelman, Art

              • RRP: $41.00
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              Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

              ISBN 9780141014081
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2003
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
               

              The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Hardback)

              By Mackesy, Charlie

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $32.00
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              • Internationally sourced

              We have a long way to go, sighed the boy.Charlie Mackesy invites us into the world of the characters he has created and shared on Instagram since 2016. In this beautiful tribute to their friendship, Charlie shares the full story of how they first met and their most important life... lessons, through his illustrations and moving captions.
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              ISBN 9781529105100
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2019
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The General and the Nightingale: Dan Davin's War Stories
               

              The General and the Nightingale: Dan Davin's War Stories (Hardback)

              By Davin, Dan; Edited by Wilson, Janet

              • RRP: $45.00
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              Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars of the 20th century in which the nation was engaged. The General and the Nightingale brings together Davin's 20 war stories, some drawn from his war diarie...s and loosely based on his experiences as 'a wartime scholar-soldier'.
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              ISBN 9781988531823
              Published NZ 30 Jan 2020
              Publisher Otago University Press
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              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

              • RRP: $24.99
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              `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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              ISBN 9781921248016
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Magabala Books
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              Jungle Green Shadows: Victor 2 Company Vietnam 1967 - 1968
                

              Jungle Green Shadows: Victor 2 Company Vietnam 1967 - 1968 (Paperback)

              By Howell, Tony

              • RRP: $75.99
              • $75.99
              • Delayed Release

              The New Zealand Government ordered the deployment of combat forces to Vietnam in 1965 to join Australia and other Allies engaged in that War. Victor 2 Rifle Company arrived in Vietnam on 12 November 1967 and left on 13 May 1968. Major Brian Worsnop was the commander, and the auth...or, Lieutenant Tony Howell, was one of the Platoon Commanders. Jungle Green Shadows is a very important historical record of Victor 2 Company's participation in New Zealand's most unpopular war. What is fascinating is how Tony has managed to weave the thoughts and experiences of so many surviving Company soldiers into this factual account. As a result it reads more like an educational novel than a history book. There is one chapter that deals with a typical day in the life of a Lead Scout, a tense and thought-provoking look at how these young men cared for themselves and each other. The reader may find the Scout's contact with two Viet Cong too graphically described - but it is indicative of what these young men were asked to do. The Company was deployed to Vietnam during the most violent period of the Vietnam War - the Tet Offensive. If you had any questions about how this Rifle Company became a legend, this book will provide the answers. The defining hours for Victor 2 Company were when they were attacked and surrounded by a Battalion of Viet Cong on 7 February 1968. For several hours the Company fought off the attackers, initially without artillery or air support. The book is not all combat action, however, although there is enough of that there. Tony deals thoroughly with the battlefield stress and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues that arose from being constantly in the front line. He is very sympathetic in the way he covers these stress issues and their effects on families and, in turn, their children. Tony brings to light the brutality of the Hanoi regime and the huge toll they inflicted on their own people, both during the War and after the Allies withdrew from Vietnam in
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              ISBN 9780995121904
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Salutary Punishment
                

              Salutary Punishment (Paperback)

              By Church, Ian

              • RRP: $46.99
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              Pakakohi and Parihaka Maori were sent as prisoners to Otago. Factual Historical

              ISBN 9780473456047
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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              ISBN 9781408891612
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Paper Bracelet
               

              The Paper Bracelet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By English, Rachael

              • RRP: $45.50
              • $36.40
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              • Pre Release International

              Inspired by heartrending real events, the gripping new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author about a former nurse in an Irish mother and baby home who reunites the mothers with the babies they were forced to give up years ago.

              ISBN 9781529380620
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Feb 2020
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              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

              • RRP: $30.00
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              How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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              ISBN 9780099590088
              Released NZ 1 May 2015
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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