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            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

            The Sweetness of Water: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Nathan

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            A powerful novel of life after slavery in the vein of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WASHINGTON BLACK and HOMEGOING

            ISBN 9781472274380
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War
               

            VIETNAM ANZACS: Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

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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 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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            A Short History of The Vietnam War

            A Short History of The Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines the key figures and events of the conflict, and its lasting effects o...n the world. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are brought to life with eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs. Gallery pages present collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, while diagrams and maps show exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries provide essential insight into the roles of significant individuals from Henry Kissinger to General Thieu. The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest ever conflicts.
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            ISBN 9780241471289
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Physician's Daughter: An engrossing historical fiction novel about the role of women in society
              

            The Physician's Daughter: An engrossing historical fiction novel about the role of women in society (Hardback)

            By Conway, Martha

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 22

            It is 1865, the American Civil War has just ended, and 18-year old Vita Tenney is determined to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a country doctor like her father.

            ISBN 9781838773076
            Publisher Bonnier Zaffre
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            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
             

            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (Hardback)

            By Cooper, Anderson; Howe, Katherine

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              1 Mar 22

            Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.

            ISBN 9780062964618
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
             

            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Laura

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            A survey of the world of the wealthy heiress - glittering and gleaming, flawed and fascinating - from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

            ISBN 9781788548229
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam

            Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam (Paperback)

            By Burton, Mirranda

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            Led by an unconscientiously objecting wombat registered for military service during Australia's war in Vietnam, Underground digs tunnels through a chapter of Australian history that many have attempted to bury.

            ISBN 9781760631475
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Four Faces of the Moon
             

            Four Faces of the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strong, Amanda; Afterword by Farrell-Racette, Dr. Sherry

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            On a journey to uncover her family's story, Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to reclaim connection to ancestors, language, and the land-creating a path forward in this essential graphic novel. In the dreamworld she bears witness to a mountain of buffalo skulls. They st...and as a ghostly monument to the slaughter of the Plains bison to near extinction-- a key tactic to starve and contain the Indigenous People onto reservations. On this path, Spotted Fawn knows she must travel through her own family history to confront the harsh realities of the past and reignite her connection to her people and the land. Her darkroom becomes a portal, and her photographs allow her glimpses into the lives of her relatives over the course of four chapters of this book, which follow the phases of the moon. Time and space become unlocked and unfurl in front of her eyes. Guided by her ancestors, Spotted Fawn's travels through the past allow her to come into full face-like the moon itself. Adapted from the acclaimed stop-motion animated film of the same name, written and directed by Amanda Strong, Four Faces of the Moon brings the oral and written history of the Michif, Cree, Nakoda and Anishinaabe Peoples and their cultural link to the buffalo alive on the page. Deeply resonant and beautifully rendered, this graphic novel retelling is essential reading. Backmatter by Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette (Michif), an associate professor of Native Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba, provides information on Michif culture and history and the injustices of colonialism.
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            ISBN 9781773214535
            Publisher Annick Press Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Anderson; Howe, Katherine

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            New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty-his mother's family, the Vanderbilts. When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderb...ilt began to work on his father's small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires-one in shipping and another in railroads-that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by the Commodore, subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. By 2018, when the last Vanderbilt was forced out of The Breakers-the seventy-room summer estate in Newport, Rhode Island, that Cornelius's grandson and namesake had built-the family would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all. Now, the Commodore's great-great-great-grandson Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence. Cooper and Howe breathe life into the ancestors who built the family's empire, basked in the Commodore's wealth, hosted lavish galas, and became synonymous with unfettered American capitalism and high society. Moving from the hardscrabble wharves of old Manhattan to the lavish drawing rooms of Gilded Age Fifth Avenue, from the ornate summer palaces of Newport to the courts of Europe, and all the way to modern-day New York, Cooper and Howe wryly recount the triumphs and tragedies of an American dynasty unlike any other. Written with a unique insider's viewpoint, this is a rollicking, quintessentially American history as remarkable as the family it so viv
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            ISBN 9780063249936
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

            Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Hardback)

            By Hall, Rebecca; Illustrated by Martinez, Hugo

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            For as far back as she can remember, historian and activist Rebecca Hall has been looking for tales of women warriors in the history of American slave resistance. The problem, she found, is that almost everywhere she looked - in the archives, in the history books - there was a bl...ank space. All the Black women who had fought and rebelled had been obscured, ignored, and blotted out. This is their story, and the story of uncovering their struggle. Strikingly illustrated by Hugo Martinez, Wake combines forensic historiography with powerful imaginative reconstruction to explore the humanity of the enslaved, the reality of their lives, and the complexity of a history that has been hidden.
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            ISBN 9780241523551
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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