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              The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999
                  

              The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999 (Paperback)

              By Sobanja, Dreydon; Designed by Dewhurst, Murray

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Aug 20

              New Zealand has a proud athletic history dating back to the 1800s. Never before has there been a book that includes so many New Zealand runners, and in such rich detail. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree tells the stories of over 100 running related athletes and coaches, focusing on ...the interconnections between the generations as well as the important relationships within those generations. This family tree has wellgrounded roots, a strong trunk and a vast amount of experience, knowledge and inspiration coursing through its branches. The book expertly tells the many interconnected stories of New Zealand's runners, from sprinters through to ultramarathoners, as well as hurdlers, steeplechasers, race walkers and Para athletes. Each chapter incapsulates athletes' achievements, inspirations, coaches and compatriots. The athletes' stories, some never been told before, are complemented by many fascinating photos. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree features more than 20 personal interviews with athletes, administrators and coaches, to ensure historical and statistical accuracy.
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              ISBN 9780473523671
              Published NZ 29 Aug 2020
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Women Don't Owe You Pretty: The debut book from Florence Given

              Women Don't Owe You Pretty: The debut book from Florence Given (Hardback)

              By Given, Florence

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              'The Beauty Myth' for the Instagram generation.

              ISBN 9781788402118
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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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              The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family

              The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Patterson, James

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              Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses - yet, even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.

              ISBN 9781529125108
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

              Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

              By Gray, Annie

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              In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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              ISBN 9781788160445
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
               

              See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaur, Valarie

              • RRP: $37.99
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              • Pub Date
                25 Aug 20

              Renowned civil rights activist Valarie Kaur explains how love can be used to effect transformative political and social change.

              ISBN 9781783254071
              Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

              18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldfarb, Bruce

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              The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

              ISBN 9781913068042
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Anxious Man: Notes on a life lived nervously

              Anxious Man: Notes on a life lived nervously (Hardback)

              By Roberts, Josh; Foreword by Fry, Stephen

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              A hilarious, honest and helpful memoir exploring one young man's struggles with anxiety.

              ISBN 9781529363432
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
               

              The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Paperback)

              By Wilkerson, Isabel

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              'A landmark piece of non-fiction' Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better life From 1915 to 1970, a...n exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives us this definitive, vividly dramatic account of how these journeys unfolded. Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of America's Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country journeys, as well as how they changed their new homes forever. 'You will never forget these people' Gay Talese 'A brilliant and stirring epic' John Stauffer, Wall Street Journal 'The mass migration of African Americans out of the US south forever changed the country's cultural fabric - and Wilkerson's history of this period is full of sacrifice and hope ... a long overdue account' Lettecha Johnson, Guardian 'A deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book. . . .Wilkerson has taken on one of the most important demographic upheavals of the past century and told it through the lives of three people ... lyr
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              ISBN 9780141995151
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Tokelau Heroes
                

              Tokelau Heroes (Paperback)

              By Riley, David

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              Tokelau Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tokelauan ancestry. It includes legends like Hina; historical figures such as Ihaia Puka; and contemporary heroes like Opetaia Foa'i. It's written to inspire young Tokelauans, to encourage reading and promote li...teracy.
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              ISBN 9780473472801
              Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Pasifika Heroes
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