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            Miss Aluminium: ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES' 100 BEST SUMMER READS OF 2020

            Miss Aluminium: ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES' 100 BEST SUMMER READS OF 2020 (Paperback)

            By Moore, Susanna

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            A memoir from the author of IN THE CUT 'A captivating portrait of a woman in search of herself' Kirkus 'Moore's search for stability during a free-spirited decade is a whirlwind of celebrity encounters and a lyrical exploration of the lingering effects of a mother's death' Publis...hers Weekly
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            ISBN 9781474619080
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman
             

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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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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            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age
             

            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everyt...hing from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.
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            ISBN 9780241457856
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist

            Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist (Hardback)

            By Wiehl, Lis; With Pulitzer, Lisa

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            From Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and 'storyteller extraordinaire' (Steve Berry), with New York Times bestselling crime writer Lisa Pulitzer, the definitive, gripping account of the longest pursuit in FBI history: the quest to find and capture the domestic terrori...st Ted Kaczynski
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            ISBN 9780718092122
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
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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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            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects
             

            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book. From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology an...d everyday objects, such as bowls and hand axes, to high-tech inventions, such as supersonic aircraft, smart devices, and Mars rovers. Objects speak volumes about a civilization, telling us how our ancestors lived - as well as what they believed in and valued. A bronze cat mummy shows us how highly the ancient Egyptians valued their feline companions, while a mechanical tiger toy tells the story of rising tensions between an Indian sultan and European colonisers. With stunning, specially commissioned photography, Civilization shows you the objects that our ancestors treasured - from the jewellery worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang dynasty - and gives you an insight into what gave each culture its own identity. From astrolabes and aeroplanes to vacuum cleaners and X-rays, DK uses its hallmark visual style to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history that will change the way you see the objects all around us.
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            ISBN 9780241440575
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America
              

            The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Adam

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              30 Sep 20

            The American civil war is the great American story. In this vivid but concise account, Adam Smith shows how everything about modern America can be traced back to those brutal battles 150 years ago.

            ISBN 9781911187936
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Series All you need to know
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            Magdalena: River of Dreams
             

            Magdalena: River of Dreams (Hardback)

            By Davis, Wade

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              20 Aug 20

            An enthralling journey down Colombia's great Rio Magdalena braiding an ancient past and culture into the wondrous story of a people and country today finding healing and rebirth after decades of conflict and war, cocaine cartels and drug lords such as Pablo Escobar.

            ISBN 9781847926104
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
             

            Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (Paperback)

            By Shetterly, Margot Lee

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            SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.

            ISBN 9780008201326
            Released NZ 19 Dec 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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