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            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler
             

            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler (Hardback)

            By O'Donnell, Svenja

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? But when Svenja impulsively visits this windswept Baltic city, something unlocks in Inge and, finally, she begins to tell her story.

            ISBN 9781529105452
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom (Paperback)

            By Park, Yeonmi

            • RRP: $28.00
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            Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. ...This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape to South Korea through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.
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            ISBN 9780241973035
            Released NZ 2 May 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake

            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake (Hardback)

            By Kealey, Imogen

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            The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film.

            ISBN 9780751576016
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Human Kindness: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience

            Human Kindness: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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            Sourced from around the world, these 25 true stories about acts of kindness - both the everyday and the extraordinary - explore all that is best about human nature.

            ISBN 9781925820058
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
              

            Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir (Hardback)

            By Trethewey, Natasha

            • RRP: $59.98
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            • Pub Date
              28 Jul 20

            A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had he...r world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother's life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a child of miscegenation in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet's attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.
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            ISBN 9780062248572
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ecco Press
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

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            Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of 'Seabiscuit'.

            ISBN 9780007580576
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Killer Across the Table: From the Authors of Mindhunter

            The Killer Across the Table: From the Authors of Mindhunter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, John E.; Olshaker, Mark

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            `John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement I've had the privilege of knowing' Patricia Cornwell `John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world' Jonathan Demme, Director... of The Silence of the Lambs
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            ISBN 9780008338121
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Surviving the Storms: Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion at Sea
             

            Surviving the Storms: Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion at Sea (Hardback)

            By RNLI

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            A celebration of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

            ISBN 9780008390129
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Rip in Heaven
             

            A Rip in Heaven (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Cummins, Jeanine

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 20

            A devastating true crime account of a murder that touched her own family, from the author of AMERICAN DIRT

            ISBN 9781472272881
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang
             

            MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang (Paperback)

            By Dudley, Steven

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            The definitive account of the most dangerous street gang in America - the MS-13 - as seen through the lives of one family caught in its malicious web The MS-13 was born from war. In the 1980s, El Salvador was enmeshed in a bloody fight for control of the government. To escape the... guerilla assaults and death squads, many fled to the US and settled in Los Angeles. Among them were Alejandro and his six siblings. As a survival instinct, they formed a group called the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners, a relatively harmless social network bound by rock and roll. But later, as they brushed against established local gangs, the group took on a harder edge, selling drugs, stealing cars and killing rivals who threatened their territories. As authorities cracked down, gang members like Alejandro were incarcerated and deported. But in the prison system, the group only grew stronger. Today, MS-13 is one of the most infamous street gangs on earth, with an estimated ten thousand members operating in dozens of states and linked to thousands of grisly murders each year. Through the story of Alejandro and his family, journalist Steven Dudley brings readers inside the nefarious group, to tell a larger story of flawed US and Central American policy, and the exploitative and unequal economic systems they foster. Ultimately, MS-13 is the story of the modern immigrant and the perennial battle to escape a vortex of poverty and crime.
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            ISBN 9781788701037
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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