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            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world

            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blume, Lesley

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            New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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            ISBN 9781925713930
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Stalking Claremont: Inside the hunt for a serial killer
             

            Stalking Claremont: Inside the hunt for a serial killer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christian, Bret

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              1 Feb 21

            The gripping true story of the notorious Claremont serial murders and the nation's longest and most expensive investigation to catch the killer In the space of just over year in 1996-7, three young women disappeared from Claremont, an upmarket suburb in central Perth. When two of... the young women were found murdered, Australia's longest and most expensive investigation was established. More than twenty years later, an unlikely suspect was arrested based on forensic evidence that also linked the murders to two previous vicious rapes. The Claremont Killings, by local newsman Bret Christian, is a riveting story of young lives cut short, a city in panic, an investigation riddled with error and incompetence, and a surprising twist that absolutely no one saw coming.
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            ISBN 9780733338731
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            An Editor's Burial: Journals and Journalism from the New Yorker and Other Magazines
             

            An Editor's Burial: Journals and Journalism from the New Yorker and Other Magazines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Contributions by Various; Created by Anderson, Wes

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              2 Mar 21

            Inspirations for Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch- fascinating essays on the expatriate experience in Paris by some of the twentieth century's finest writers. In An Editor's Burial, celebrated director Wes Anderson gathers together the wonderful writing on the expatriate experi...ence in Paris that inspired his latest film The French Dispatch, about an American who sets up a magazine in Paris. Featuring essays by luminaries of twentieth-century literature, the collection offers a unique look at both Parisian culture and a golden age in American journalism. Contributors include James Baldwin, Sam Behrman, Lillian Ross, Mavis Gallant, Janet Flanner and A. J. Liebling.
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            ISBN 9781782276647
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

            In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin (Paperback)

            By Hilsum, Lindsey

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            `It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' MARIE COLVIN, 2001Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rac...kety personal life.
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            ISBN 9781784703950
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Hardback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

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            Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would b...e all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
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            ISBN 9781526609076
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            She Said: The New York Times bestseller from the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story
             

            She Said: The New York Times bestseller from the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story (Paperback)

            By Kantor, Jodi; Twohey, Megan

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              5 Jan 21

            AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE DECADE A FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, METRO, ELLE AND OLDIE BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Feels like a Hollywood film in the making' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Essential' MARGARET ATWOOD 'Cinematic, remarkable' GUARDIAN 'Totally gripping' JON RONSON 'Has ...the morally satisfying arc of a thriller, with all the suspense. For lovers of Spotlight' i 'Seismic. Examines what happens when a bully is cornered' OBSERVER 'Incredible. It staggered me. I could talk all day about this book' PANDORA SYKES 'Unputdownable non-fiction. A powerful book' RENI EDDO-LODGE 'All the President's Men for the #MeToo era' WASHINGTON POST 'A binge-read of a book. Adrenaline-spiking' LOS ANGELES TIMES On 5 October 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that helped change the world. Hollywood was talking as never before. Kantor and Twohey outmanoeuvred Harvey Weinstein, his team of defenders and private investigators, convincing some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to go on the record. This is how they did it. ___________________________ For months ahead of the story breaking, Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing, long-buried allegations. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and non-disclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. In She Said, Kantor and Twohey relive in real-time what it took to break the story and give an up-close portrait of the forces they were up against. They describe the experiences of the women who spoke up - for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves. Their stories have never been told in this way before.
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            ISBN 9781526603265
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Scooped: The Politics and Power of Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Hirst, Martin; Phelan, Sean; Rupar, Verica

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            ISBN 9780958299763
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            Published NZ 23 Feb 2012
            Publisher AUT Media
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Bloodied but Not Beaten
              

            Bloodied but Not Beaten (Paperback)

            By Vaughan, Rod

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            This is a story about NZ's most experienced television journalist, Rod Vaughan, who's been at the forefront of news and current affairs for more than 40 years.

            ISBN 9781877378690
            Published NZ 15 Aug 2012
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years On

            Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years On (Paperback)

            By Morri, Mark

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            The national bestseller- John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded. He was driving up the coast looking for his missing wife, Anita, when over the radio he heard- 'The body of a naked woman has... been found in a paddock in western Sydney.' ...As details emerged of the rape and murder of the gentle nurse and former beauty queen, outrage engulfed Australia. Five men were caught and, amid unprecedented security, jailed for life. For young reporter Mark Morri, the case was a baptism of fire. Told to 'find the husband', he despaired- Cobby had changed his name and disappeared. But the Daily Mirror found him, and Morri's interviews sold like hotcakes. For nearly 30 years, Morri and Cobby kept in touch. In this book John finally opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, suffered the pain of miscarriage and then went travelling. He also explains why they were apart at the time of the murder. Weaving in chilling material from the autopsy and police files, and interviews with detectives who hunted down the killers, Mark Morri explores the ripple effects of the murder that still shocks a nation.
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            ISBN 9780143784647
            Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            The Dark Inside

            The Dark Inside (Paperback, Main)

            By Reynolds, Rod

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            1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders - young couples who've been slaughtered at a local date spot.

            ISBN 9780571323050
            Released NZ 25 May 2016
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series A Charlie Yates Mystery
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