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            The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn
             

            The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn (Paperback)

            By Philbrick, Nathaniel

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            'The whites want war and we will give it to them' - Sitting Bull. This is the archetypal story of the American West. The author reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. He gives an account of what happened there - a...nd why - at the end of June 1876.
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            ISBN 9780099521242
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2011
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

            Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells (Hardback)

            By Duster, Michelle

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            An inspiring biography of the American pioneer by Ida B. Wells's great-granddaughter.

            ISBN 9781982129811
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood
             

            The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood (Hardback)

            By Rubinstein, Julian

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            An award-winning journalist's dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core, with important implications for the future

            ISBN 9780374168919
            Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Conquistadores
             

            Conquistadores (Paperback)

            By Cervantes, Fernando

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            NAMED A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, THE TABLET AND THE LADY 'This book is a terrific read ... I could not put it down' Matthew Restall, Literary Review The 'conquistadores', the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become... the stuff of legends and nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian culture and helping to build an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. Today, they stand condemned for their cruelty and exploitation, as men who decimated the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs and the Incas, and carried out horrific atrocities in their pursuit of gold and glory. In Conquistadores, Mexican historian Fernando Cervantes cuts through the layers of myth and fiction to immerse the reader in the world of the late-medieval imperialist. It is a world as unfamiliar to us as the Indigenous peoples of the New World were to the conquistadores themselves. Drawing upon a wide range of sources including diaries, letters, chronicles and treatises, Cervantes reframes the story of the Spanish conquest of the New World, set against the political and intellectual landscape from which its main actors emerged. At the heart of the story are the conquistadores, whose epic ambitions and moral contradictions defined an era. From Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro and beyond, the explorers we think we know come alive in this thought-provoking and illuminating account of a period that irrevocably altered the course of world history. 'Enlightening ... Conquistadores makes for fascinating reading' Jude Webber, Financial Times
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            ISBN 9780141982380
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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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

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 21

            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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            Renegades: Born in the USA
              

            Renegades: Born in the USA (Hardback, Annotated edition)

            By Obama, Barack; Springsteen, Bruce

            • RRP: $106.00
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            • Pub Date
              26 Oct 21

            An upcoming book to be published by Penguin Random House.

            ISBN 9780593236314
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

            A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart (Paperback)

            By Jr., Martin Luther King,

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            'Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, the command to love one's enemy is an absolute necessity for our survival' Advocating love as strength and non-violence as the most powerful weapon there is, these sermons and writings from the heart of the civil rights m...ovement show Martin Luther King's rhetorical power at its most fiery and uplifting. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.
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            ISBN 9780241473252
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Penguin Great Ideas
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            Comrades: A Lifetime of Friendships

            Comrades: A Lifetime of Friendships (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boland, Rosita

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            Exploring the world through a series of unusual objects, the stunning new essay collection from the critically acclaimed author of Elsewhere. For fans of Emilie Pine, Sinead Gleeson and Sara Baume. A raven feather crown in Bhutan, the 200-year old glass beads picked up in Venice,... a silver rat trap in Verona, a blood-soaked carpet in Dhaka, a single flower in the Iranian desert or bejewelled skeletons in Austria. Feather, glass, silver, blood, sand, bone - these substances contain the lives of people who came before, their times of crisis and celebration, of hardship and splendour. Over a lifetime of travel, Rosita Boland has visited some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the globe, discovering how people live, their histories and traditions. She has seen how the material world holds stories from the past better than people ever could; how objects can powerfully reveal the memories of a population and help us understand the modern world. This stunning and moving collection with just a hint of magic, will uplift, inspire and transport. It's the perfect read for our modern times.
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            ISBN 9781781620540
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine
             

            Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine (Hardback, Original ed.)

            By Campbell, Olivia

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            Documents the true stories of three pioneering women who defied Victorian-era boundaries to become the first women doctors, discussing how they banded together to support each other and advocate for women's health in a male-dominated field.

            ISBN 9780778389392
            Publisher Park Row
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            History Atlas

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

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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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