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            A Promised Land

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

            • RRP: $69.99
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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971
              

            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971 (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

            • RRP: $86.00
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            This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

            ISBN 9780995121928
            Published NZ 29 Nov 2020
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            History Atlas

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            Travel the world from ancient history to the present day in this stunning gift book from the acclaimed creator of MYTH ATLAS. Explore fifteen extraordinary civilisations, with spectacular, action-packed 'maps'. With quirky facts, humorous details and compelling stories, this is h...istory at its most entertaining.
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            ISBN 9781407189239
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            975 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE*

            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donohue, John

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The amazing true story of a young man going to take his buddies a few cans of beer - in the heat of the Vietnam war.

            ISBN 9781913183301
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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            121 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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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

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $48.59
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            • Internationally sourced

            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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            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present

            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, B...ryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
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            ISBN 9781760896232
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Inca Empire: An Illustrated History
             

            The Inca Empire: An Illustrated History (Hardback)

            By Jones, David

            • RRP: $74.50
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            An authoritative account of political and military history, art, architecture and culture, sumptuously illustrated throughout.

            ISBN 9780754834939
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Anness Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
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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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            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Hardback)

            By Kendzior, Sarah

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Pulls back the veil on a history spanning decades, a history of an American autocrat in the making. In doing so, [Kendzior] reveals the inherent fragility of American democracy: how our continual loss of freedom, the rise of consolidated corruption, and the secrets behind a burge...oning autocratic United States have been hiding in plain sight for decades --
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            ISBN 9781250210715
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Flatiron Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America

            Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America (Hardback)

            By O'Reilly, Bill

            • RRP: $54.99
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            The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers.

            ISBN 9781627797047
            Released NZ 9 Nov 2020
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
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            11 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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