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            Alexander Hamilton

            Alexander Hamilton (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chernow, Ron

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            The bestselling life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show Hamilton.

            ISBN 9781786690036
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781800244399
            Released NZ 7 Aug 2017
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great lives
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            Made In America: An Informal History of American English

            Made In America: An Informal History of American English (Paperback)

            By Bryson, Bill

            • RRP: $28.00
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            Tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', a...nd more.
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            ISBN 9781784161866
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2016
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bryson
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            Letter from America: 1946-2004

            Letter from America: 1946-2004 (Paperback)

            By Cooke, Alistair

            • RRP: $26.00
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            Alastair Cooke's Letter from America: 1946-2004 is a defining collection from his legendary BBC Radio broadcasts that guides us through nearly sixty years of changing life in the United States. Alistair Cooke's Letter from America interpreted nearly sixty years of changing US lif...e for the rest of the world. Covering key moments from the assassination of Kennedy through Vietnam and Watergate to September 11, Iraq and anticipating the 2004 elections, this book provides a defining collection of Letters from his legendary BBC Radio 4 broadcasts. Encompassing portraits of the great and the good from Charlie Chaplin to Martin Luther King and topics as varied as civil rights, golf, jazz and the changing colours of a New England fall, each Letter contributes a captivating portrait of a nation - and of a man. 'Cooke was the special relationship' Daily Mail 'Such experience, wisdom and education are unlikely ever again to combine in one journalist' Mark Lawson 'There is never going to be anyone else like Cooke, a chronicler of amazing times' Daily Telegraph 'The range of Cooke's experiences was awesome but he always had the personal touch' Jeremy Vine 'No one else succeeded in explaining to the English-speaking world ... the idiosyncrasies of a country at once so familiar, and yet so utterly foreign' Independent Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. The Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America, Cooke was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.
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            ISBN 9780241513361
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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            The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
              

            The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mifflin, Margot

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            Originally published: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2009.

            ISBN 9780803235175
            Publisher University of New South Wales
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Women in the West
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            Trump's Trials: One started with a phone call. The other with a deadly riot. Here is the story.
             

            Trump's Trials: One started with a phone call. The other with a deadly riot. Here is the story. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sullivan, Kevin; Jordan, Mary

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            Washington Post journalists Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan present an account of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of Donald Trump, a political drama that challenged American democracy itself.

            ISBN 9781982153007
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Grey Ghosts
               

            Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Challinor, Deborah

            • RRP: $38.00
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            We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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            ISBN 9781869507718
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art
             

            The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            Edited by Lock, Graham; Murray, David

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            The widespread presence of jazz and blues in African American visual art has long been overlooked. 'The Hearing Eye' makes the case for recognizing the music's importance, both as formal template and as explicit subject matter.

            ISBN 9780195340518
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America
             

            The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cose, Ellis

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America--free speech--and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined weight of polarization, technology, money and systematized lying in t...his concise yet powerful and timely book. Named one of Newsweek's 25 Must-Read Fall Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Escape the Chaos of 2020 Free speech has long been one of American's most revered freedoms. Yet now, more than ever, free speech is reshaping America's social and political landscape even as it is coming under attack. Bestselling author and critically acclaimed journalist Ellis Cose wades into the debate to reveal how this Constitutional right has been coopted by the wealthy and politically corrupt. It is no coincidence that historically huge disparities in income have occurred at times when moneyed interests increasingly control political dialogue. Over the past four years, Donald Trump's accusations of fake news, the free use of negative language against minority groups, cancel culture, and blatant xenophobia have caused Americans to question how far First Amendment protections can--and should--go. Cose offers an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today, litigating ideas that touch on every American's life. Social media meant to bring us closer, has become a widespread disseminator of false information keeping people of differing opinions and political parties at odds. The nation--and world--watches in shock as white nationalism rises, race and gender-based violence spreads, and voter suppression widens. The problem, Cose makes clear, is that ordinary individuals have virtually no voice at all. He looks at the danger of hyper-partisanship and how the discriminatory structures that determine representation in the Senate and the electoral college threaten the very concept of democracy. He argues that the safeguards built into the Cons
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            ISBN 9780062999726
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            America's Road to Empire: Foreign Policy from Independence to World War One
             

            America's Road to Empire: Foreign Policy from Independence to World War One (Hardback)

            By Gleijeses, Piero

            • RRP: $165.00
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            America's Road to Empire surveys and analyses United States foreign relations from the country's independence in 1776 until its entry into World War One in 1917, using primary source materials and case studies. The book covers key themes including: - the role that notions of whit...e superiority played in US foreign policy - the search for absolute security that repeatedly led the United States to trample on the liberties of other countries; - and the idea of American 'exceptionalism' - the clash between the idealism of US rhetoric and its actions - which has led to a persistent failure to understand how European U.S. policy actually was. Whilst providing analytical overview, Piero Gleijeses also uses case studies which examine overlooked aspects of U.S. foreign policy, particularly concerning marginalized populations. He draws on archival U.S. and European primary sources and incorporates the latest research from the US, British, French and Spanish archives, as well as newspapers from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. A highly original account of the United States' rise to power drawing on multilingual scholarship, this is an important book for all students and scholars of United States foreign relations up to the First World War.
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            ISBN 9781350028678
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series New Approaches to International History
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            Aztecs: Conquest and Glory
              

            Aztecs: Conquest and Glory (Paperback)

            By Jimson, Kerry

            Drawing on exclusive access to the cultural treasures of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), this accessible, colorful book tells of the complexity, richness, splendor, and mystery of the Aztec civilization. The book reflects the latest archaeological ...knowledge about the Mexican people and provides exclusive interviews with a range of international experts on Mexican life and culture. Included in the book are more than 200 color reproductions of treasures from the national museums of Mexico, archival documents, iconic codices featuring pictograms of Aztec writing, and rare archaeological images from the temples--particularly the Templo Mayor where human sacrifices were made less than 500 years ago. The story of the Aztecs is fascinating, dramatic, and ultimately tragic--from its mythic origins, rituals, and ways of life to its tragic conquest--and this visually stunning resource reflects the profound heritage of Aztec culture and its continuing importance at the heart of Mexican life today.
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            ISBN 9780987668837
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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