Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            History, Philosophy & Religion

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 1.56M jump to: go ‹ previous...45678...next ›
            Humankind: A Hopeful History

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
            • Save $7.70
            • Reprinting

            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781408898949
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Reprinting
            View details for this title
            If I Were You: A Novel
              

            If I Were You: A Novel (Hardback)

            By Austin, Lynn

            • RRP: $55.50
            • $55.50
            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII. 1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with h...er young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve's secrets--and the complicated history of their friendship--to the surface. 1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve's mother served as a lady's maid for Audrey's mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force . . . until a greater threat--Nazi invasion--reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey's brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen. This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible
            Read more

            ISBN 9781496437297
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jun 2020
            View details for this title
            A Gilded Lady
              

            A Gilded Lady (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 5th edition)

            By Camden, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $32.50
            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Secretary to the first lady of the United States, Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of high society--but is hiding a terrible secret. Immediately suspicious of Caroline, but also attracted to her, secret service agent Nathaniel Trask must battle his growing love for her as th...e threat to the president rises and they face adventure, heartbreak, and danger.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780764232121
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Baker Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Hope and Glory
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jun 2020
            View details for this title
            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer

            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Bretherton, Tanya

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
            • Save $9.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

            ISBN 9780733642388
            Published NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Australian Crime Vault
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            River Stories
             

            River Stories (Hardback)

            By Knapman, Timothy; Illustrated by Lindsay, Ashling; Montano, Irene

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $26.39
            • Save $6.60
            • Pub Date
              8 Jul 20

            Sail along five mighty rivers and discover incredible stories from history, mythology and modern times. This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers about castles an...d Frankenstein. Explore pyramids, tombs and temples by the Nile, and search for lost cities and gold alongside the Amazon. Follow the Mississippi to hear of historic battles and dinosaurs. Gorgeously illustrated pages fold out to reveal the full length of each river. Make an epic journey from source to sea and soak up the rivers' amazing stories.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781405292542
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
            Interest Age 5-8 years
            Language (English)
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            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
            Read more

            ISBN 9780995121904
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
            View details for this title
            House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family
             

            House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family (Hardback)

            By Freeman, Hadley

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $43.99
            • Save $11.00
            • Internationally sourced

            I stood up to shut the closet door and that's when I spotted the shoebox right at the back, behind a pile of leather handbags ... surely I thought it would contain another pair of slightly battered kitten heel sandals.

            ISBN 9780008322632
            Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Lost Pianos of Siberia

            The Lost Pianos of Siberia (Hardback)

            By Roberts, Sophy

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $37.44
            • Save $10.56
            • To Order

            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 Siberia.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780857524942
            Released NZ 17 Feb 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
            View details for this title
            The City of a Thousand Faces
             

            The City of a Thousand Faces (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            By Dryden, Walker; Read by Corbett, Clare

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $46.80
            • Save $13.20
            • Pub Date
              28 Jul 20

            A sweeping historical epic for fans of Conn Iggulden and those looking to cure their Game of Thrones itch.

            ISBN 9781409187011
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $18.00
            • Save $6.00
            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Total 1.56M jump to: go ‹ previous...45678...next ›