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            Going Home
              

            Going Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brungar, Carole

            • RRP: $39.99
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            When Kiwi nurse Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital in 1967, she's ill-prepared for the poverty-stricken country, the people, or the impact it has. Wonderful tale of love, hope, and courage in the face of adversity.

            ISBN 9780473503932
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $26.84
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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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            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

            • RRP: $27.99
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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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            Female Husbands: A Trans History
             

            Female Husbands: A Trans History (Hardback)

            By Manion, Jen

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            The first book-length history of female husbands: people assigned female at birth who transed gender to live fully as men in the United States and United Kingdom. Jen Manion draws on a wealth of sources to offer a dynamic, varied, and complex history of the LGBTQ past.

            ISBN 9781108483803
            Released NZ 30 May 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

            • RRP: $56.70
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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 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

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series All you need to know
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            Stamped from the Beginning
             

            Stamped from the Beginning (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kendi, Dr. Ibram X.

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            Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award...-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading pro-slavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
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            ISBN 9781568585987
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2016
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology
              

            The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology (Hardback)

            By Hough, Susan

            • RRP: $63.50
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            • Pub Date
              13 Jul 20

            In the first half of the twentieth century, when seismology was still in in its infancy, renowned geologist Bailey Willis faced off with fellow high-profile scientist Robert T. Hill in a debate with life-or-death consequences for the millions of people migrating west. Their confl...ict centered on a consequential question: Is southern California earthquake country? These entwined biographies of Hill and Willis offer a lively, accessible account of the ways that politics and financial interests influenced the development of earthquake science. During this period of debate, severe quakes in Santa Barbara (1925) and Long Beach (1933) caused scores of deaths and a significant amount of damage, offering turning points for scientific knowledge and mainstreaming the idea of earthquake safety. The Great Quake Debate sheds light on enduring questions surrounding the environmental hazards of our dynamic planet. What challenges face scientists bearing bad news in the public arena? How do we balance risk and the need to sustain communities and cities? And how well has California come to grips with its many faults?
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            ISBN 9780295747361
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2020
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 13 Jul 2020
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            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
             

            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McRaven, Admiral William H.

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

            ISBN 9781538729755
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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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: $48.00
            • $36.00
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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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