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              Black Sun

              Black Sun (Hardback)

              By Matthews, Owen

              • RRP: $48.00
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              What he finds in Arzamas is a group of eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who - because their work is considered of such vital importance - have, unlike their fellow Soviet citizens, the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish.

              ISBN 9781787631823
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Black Sun

              Black Sun (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Matthews, Owen

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $28.86
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              What he finds in Arzamas is a group of eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who - because their work is considered of such vital importance - have, unlike their fellow Soviet citizens, the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish.

              ISBN 9781787631830
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Matthews, Owen

              • RRP: $32.99
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              The riveting true story of the twentieth century's greatest spymaster, Richard Sorge Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. Despite fighting for Ge...rmany in the First World War, Sorge, a fanatical Communist, became widely regarded as the Soviet Union's greatest spymaster and was one of the few men of great ability to survive Stalin's Great Purges. Ruthlessly manipulative and charming, a lothario with a reckless streak, Sorge did not have to go snooping to find out closely-guarded state secrets. His victims willingly shared them with him. Sorge infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War. His intelligence regarding Operation Barbarossa and Japanese intentions not to invade Siberia in 1941 proved pivotal to the Moscow Counteroffensive, which in turn determined the outcome of the war. Although abandoned by his controllers in Moscow when he was captured by the Japanese in 1941, Sorge was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1964. Drawing on declassified Soviet archives, testimonies of victims, as well as those who knew and worked with him, Owen Matthews rescues the story of the man described by Ian Fleming as `the most formidable spy in history.'
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              ISBN 9781408857793
              Released NZ 6 May 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent
               

              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent (Hardback)

              By Matthews, Owen

              • RRP: $80.99
              • $64.79
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              The riveting true story of the twentieth century's greatest spymaster, Richard Sorge Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. Despite fighting for Ge...rmany in the First World War, Sorge, a fanatical Communist, became widely regarded as the Soviet Union's greatest spymaster and was one of the few men of great ability to survive Stalin's Great Purges. Ruthlessly manipulative and charming, a lothario with a reckless streak, Sorge did not have to go snooping to find out closely-guarded state secrets. His victims willingly shared them with him. Sorge infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War. His intelligence regarding Operation Barbarossa and Japanese intentions not to invade Siberia in 1941 proved pivotal to the Moscow Counteroffensive, which in turn determined the outcome of the war. Although abandoned by his controllers in Moscow when he was captured by the Japanese in 1941, Sorge was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1964. Drawing on declassified Soviet archives, testimonies of victims, as well as those who knew and worked with him, Owen Matthews rescues the story of the man described by Ian Fleming as `the most formidable spy in history.'
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              ISBN 9781408857786
              Released NZ 6 May 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Fixes: A Novel
                

              The Fixes: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Owen

              5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . Eric Connelly is crumbling under the weight of his dad's expectations. He can't seem to live up to the "Connelly Man" standards-but when he meets the mysterious, free-spirited Jordan Grant, his dad's rules seem so much less important than they used... to.Jordan and Eric-now "E"-join up with two of the most popular girls in school to combat their rich-kid boredom. But as Jordan seduces E further, the group starts to kill time in more nefarious ways. It's Jordan who escalates the pack's dares from mostly harmless jaunts like joyrides in boosted cars and Bling Ring-style luxury shoplifting sprees into more violent activities. Eric is intoxicated . . . swept up in the pack's activities, even as Paige and Haley start to have reservations about what they've been doing. When Jordan starts talking bigger-what's a little bomb building between friends?-E must decide if he's just too far down the rabbit hole to back out.From the author of How to Win at High School comes a wicked, irreverent story of rich kids gone amok that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.
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              ISBN 9780062336910
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America
               

              Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Owen

              • RRP: $22.99
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              An untold chapter of America's past, a fascinating insight into a centuries-old love story, Glorious Misadventures is an expansive history of Russian colonisation from Guardian Award-shortlisted author Owen Matthews.

              ISBN 9781408833995
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love and War
               

              Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love and War (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Owen

              An unprecedented insight into the grim brutality of the Russian revolution and the terror of the Cold War

              ISBN 9781408824580
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              Released NZ 7 Mar 2011
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America
                

              Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Owen

              An unprecedented insight into the grim brutality of the Russian revolution and the terror of the Cold War

              ISBN 9781408833988
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2013
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              How to Win at High School
                

              How to Win at High School (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Owen

              Adam Higgs is a loser, and he's not okay with it.But starting as a junior in a new high school seems like exactly the right time to change things. He brainstorms with his best friend, Brian: What will it take for him to take over Nixon Collegiate? Adam searches for the A-listers'... weak spot and strikes gold when he gets queen bee Sara Bryant to pay him for doing her physics homework. One part nerd, two parts badass, Adam ditches his legit job and turns to full-time cheating. His clients? All the Nixon Collegiate gods and goddesses.But soon his homework business becomes a booze business, which becomes a fake ID business. Adam's popularity soars as he unlocks high school achievements left and right, from his first kiss to his first rebound hookup. But something else is haunting him-a dark memory from his past, driving him to keep climbing. What is it? And will he go too far?How to Win at High School's honest picture of high school hierarchy combines with an over-the-top, adrenaline-charged story line, and Adam's rocket ride to the top of the social order (and his subsequent flameout) is by turns bawdy and sweetly emotional.
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              ISBN 9780062336880
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              Language en
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age Children
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              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent
               

              An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Owen

              'The most formidable spy in history' Ian Fleming 'A superb biography ... More than a hundred books have been written about him and this is undoubtedly the best' Ben Macintyre Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands. Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895,... he moved in a world of shifting alliances and infinite possibility. A member of the angry and deluded generation who found new, radical faiths after their experiences on the battlefields of the First World War, Sorge became a fanatical communist - and the Soviet Union's most formidable spy. Like many great spies, Sorge was an effortless seducer, combining charm with ruthless manipulation. He did not have to go undercover to find out closely guarded state secrets - his victims willingly shared them. As a foreign correspondent, he infiltrated and influenced the highest echelons of German, Chinese and Japanese society in the years leading up to and including the Second World War. His intelligence regarding Operation Barbarossa and Japanese intentions not to invade Siberia in 1941 proved pivotal to the Soviet counteroffensive in the Battle of Moscow, which in turn determined the outcome of the war. Never before has Sorge's story been told from the Russian side as well as the German and Japanese. Owen Matthews takes a sweeping historical perspective and draws on a wealth of declassified Soviet archives - along with testimonies from those who knew and worked with Sorge - to rescue the riveting story of the man described by Ian Fleming as 'the most formidable spy in history'.
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              ISBN 9781408857809
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              Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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