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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

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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
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              The Paper Bracelet
               

              The Paper Bracelet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By English, Rachael

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              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
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              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

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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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              The Lost Pianos of Siberia

              The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roberts, Sophy

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              In the late 1700s Catherine the Great embraced the craze for pianos that had swept western Europe since the 1500s, but had barely made an impact in Russia. Fusing nature writing, travelogue and memoir, The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an original, lyrical exploration of the mysterio...us allure of one of the most remote places on earth.
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              ISBN 9780857524959
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Jerusalem Assassin
                

              The Jerusalem Assassin (Hardback)

              By Rosenberg, Joel C.

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                10 Mar 20

              With the unexpected death of Russian President Aleksandr Luganov, and Iran's efforts to acquire fully operational nuclear warheads successfully thwarted, American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Isr...ael and the Palestinians. However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated, Clarke orders Marcus Ryker and a team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end. What Ryker uncovers is a chilling plot to kill the American president himself, but at first, it's unclear who is the driving force behind the plot. Is it the Russians, seeking payback for the assassination of Luganov? Is it the Iranians, in retaliation for the American operation to keep Tehran from acquiring nukes? Or is it another conspirator altogether, someone plotting to strike a blow against American hegemony in the Middle East and seize the leadership of the entire Sunni Muslim world? By the time Ryker and his team fully understand the plot and who's behind it, they find they have less than 96 hours to disrupt a terrible evil that has been set in motion.
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              ISBN 9781496437846
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
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              Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

              Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Hardback)

              By Glenconner, Anne

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              The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with ...the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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              ISBN 9781529359060
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              Unfollow

              Unfollow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Phelps-Roper, Megan

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              The metamorphic journey of Megan Phelps-Roper: a young woman raised in a religious hate group, who has become an advocate for equality, diversity and tolerance.

              ISBN 9781787477995
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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              Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan

              Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Booth, Michael

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              'The next Bill Bryson' - New York Times`Three tigers cannot share the same mountain' - Chinese proverbChina, Korea and Japan are the neighbours who love to hate each other.

              ISBN 9781910702956
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              This Green and Pleasant Land: 'The standout book of the year' Abir Mukherjee

              This Green and Pleasant Land: 'The standout book of the year' Abir Mukherjee (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Malik, Ayisha

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              Accountant Bilal Hasham and his journalist wife Mariam plod along contentedly in the sleepy, chocolate box Dorset village they've lived in for ten years. How can a grieving Bilal choose between honouring his beloved mum's last wish and preserving everything held dear in the villa...ge he calls home?
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              ISBN 9781785767524
              Released NZ 9 Aug 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              21 Lessons for the 21st Century

              21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

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              **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective an...d individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change.
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              ISBN 9781784708283
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
              Publisher Vintage
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