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            In My Grandfather's Shadow: A story of war, trauma and the legacy of silence

            In My Grandfather's Shadow: A story of war, trauma and the legacy of silence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Findlay, Angela

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            Having wrestled for decades with an inexplicable sense of guilt, Angela Findlay eventually turned to her German roots in the hope of finding answers. There, she discovered three generations knotted together by events that took place in Nazi Germany- a grandfather who was a decora...ted general on the Eastern Front, his daughter and granddaughter - Angela herself. In a rare confluence of memoir, psychology and historical detective story, Findlay's unflinching quest for the truth about her grandfather breaks through the silence surrounding many the Second World War's perpetrators. In My Grandfather's Shadow explores the heritability of unresolved experiences, questions deeply held perceptions of good and bad, and uncovers the lesser-known history of the war's losers, a post-war culture of apology and atonement, and the lingering legacy of shame. Using her own family story to explore an episode in history that continues to appal and fascinate, Findlay reveals that it is possible not only for the scars of trauma to be handed down through generations, but also for them to be healed.
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            ISBN 9781787634077
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Clarence: People and Places of Waiau Toa
               

            The Clarence: People and Places of Waiau Toa (Hardback)

            By Fulton, Tim

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              31 Oct 22

            The Clarence: People and Places of Waiau Toa captures the breathtaking majesty of this rugged region and the epic stories it holds. Rural journalist Tim Fulton explores more than 200 kilometres of mountains, rivers and valleys bordering Canterbury and Marlborough.

            ISBN 9781988538891
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2022
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends

            Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kinstler, Linda

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            To probe the past is to submit the memory of one's ancestors to a certain kind of trial. In this case, the trial came to me. Linda Kinstler was advised not to go searching for her grandfather's remains. A Latvian SS officer and KGB agent who disappeared after the Second World War..., he seemed like the kind of ancestor you would rather forget. But then, one day in 2016, he turned up in the evidence files of an ongoing criminal investigation. The files indicated that he had worked alongside Herberts Cukurs: the 'Butcher of Riga', implicated in the murder of 30,000 Jews, and the only Nazi known to have been assassinated by Mossad. In Come to This Court and Cry, Kinstler embarks on a journey across three continents, into the archives of seven nations, to uncover the fates of these two men - both members of an SS auxiliary unit in Nazi-occupied Latvia, both the subject of mysterious and unsettled ends. The result is a powerful and arresting debut about family, law, history and nation, and what it means to guard the memory of the Holocaust in this new and uncertain century.
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            ISBN 9781526612588
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Lost Wrecks of Wairarapa
              

            The Lost Wrecks of Wairarapa (Paperback)

            By Pacey, Mark

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            The Wairarapa coast is treacherous and has claimed its fair share of ships. From the loss of the first Pakeha vessel, the whaling barque David in 1841, there have been many others that became wrecked here. While some were recovered and would live to sail another day, others were ...not so fortunate. The Lost Wrecks of Wairarapa tells the story of 78 vessels that found out just how dangerous this part of the country can be.
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            ISBN 9780473610005
            Published NZ 10 Feb 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hiding in Plain Sight: how a Jewish girl survived Europe's heart of darkness
             

            Hiding in Plain Sight: how a Jewish girl survived Europe's heart of darkness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By van Os, Pieter

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              30 Aug 22

            Polish Catholics believed she was one of them. A devoted Nazi family took her in as if she was their own daughter. She fell in love with a German engineer who built aeroplanes for the Luftwaffe. What none of these people knew was that Mala Rivka Kizel had been born into a large o...rthodox Jewish family in Warsaw, Poland, in 1926. By using her charm, intelligence, blonde hair, and blue eyes to assume different identities, she was the only member of her family to survive the Second World War. When Dutch journalist Pieter van Os stumbled upon Mala's story, he set out to revive the world through which she had made her way from war-ravaged middle Europe to the nascent state of Israel before finally settling in the Netherlands. With her memoir and their interviews as guide, Van Os physically retraced Mala's steps, stopping in at local archives and remote villages, searching for anyone who might have known or helped her seventy-five years before. At times reading like an erudite detective story, this poignant, rich book is an engrossing meditation on what drives us to fear the 'other', and what in turn might allow us to feel compassion for them. 'In almost every sentence, Van Os compels admiration with his elegant prose, demonstrating his erudition but never showing off or taking away from the gravity of the subject matter ... Hiding in Plain Sight is more than a survival narrative. It is a history of Eastern European mentality.' -de Volkskrant 'I couldn't stop reading. A stunning book.' -Geert Mak
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            ISBN 9781922585035
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Goddess: The Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe
             

            Goddess: The Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe (Paperback)

            By Summers, Anthony

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              25 Oct 22

            The classic, definitive biography of Marilyn Monroe, now updated in the year of the 50th anniversary of the iconic star's death. Soon to be a Netflix documentary

            ISBN 9781474625944
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2022
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Should We Fall to Ruin: New Guinea, 1942. The untold true story of a remote garrison and their battle against extraordinary odds.
             

            Should We Fall to Ruin: New Guinea, 1942. The untold true story of a remote garrison and their battle against extraordinary odds. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christian, Harrison

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            When the Japanese invade in 1942, the men and women of a remote garrison in New Guinea flee into the jungle. Some try to escape the island, while others are captured and taken to Japan as prisoners of war. Meanwhile, Australians at home are forced to reckon with the decline of th...e British Empire in the East and the prospect of invasion. They remain in the dark about the fall of the country's northern island defences. As the war advances and the Allies reach a turning point against the Japanese, some of the New Guinea characters take part in the recapture of the island, or witness the bombing and surrender of Japan from the inside.
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            ISBN 9781761150067
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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            Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-1945
             

            Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Kochanski, Halik

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            Across the whole of Nazi-ruled Europe the experience of occupation was sharply varied. Some countries - such as Denmark - were allowed to run themselves within tight limits. Others - such as France - were constrained not only by military occupation but by open collaboration. In a... historical moment when Nazi victory seemed permanent and irreversible, the question 'why resist?' was therefore augmented by 'who was the enemy?'. Resistance is an extraordinarily powerful, humane and haunting account of how and why all across Nazi-occupied Europe some people decided to resist the Third Reich. This could range from open partisan warfare in the occupied Soviet Union to dangerous acts of insurrection in the Netherlands or Norway. Some of these resistance movements were entirely home-grown, others supported by the Allies. Like no other book, Resistance shows the reader just how difficult such actions were. How could small bands of individuals undertake tasks which could lead not just to their own deaths but those of their families and their entire communities? Filled with powerful and often little-known stories, Halik Kochanski's major new book is a fascinating examination of the convoluted challenges faced by those prepared to resist the Germans, ordinary people who carried out exceptional acts of defiance.
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            ISBN 9780241004289
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Acts of Love and War: A nation torn apart by war. One woman steps into the crossfire.
             

            Acts of Love and War: A nation torn apart by war. One woman steps into the crossfire. (Hardback)

            By Brookes, Maggie

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            1936. Civil war in Spain. A world on the brink of chaos . . . 21-year-old Lucy feels content with her life in Hertfordshire - not least because she lives next door to Tom and Jamie, two very different brothers for whom she has equally great affection. But her comfortable life is ...suddenly turned upside down when Tom decides he must travel to Spain to fight for the International Brigadiers who are supporting the Democratic party in the Spanish Civil War. He is quickly followed by Jamie who, much to Lucy's despair, is supporting General Franco and his Fascist party. To the dismay of her irascible father, Lucy decides that the only way to bring her boys back safely is to travel to Spain herself to persuade them to come home. Yet when she sees the horrific effects of the war, she quickly becomes immersed in the lifesaving work the Quakers are doing to help the civilian population, many of whom are refugees. As the war progresses and the situation becomes increasingly perilous, Lucy realises that the challenge going forward is not so much which brother she will end up with, but whether any of them will survive the carnage long enough to decide . . .
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            ISBN 9781529135657
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2022
            Publisher Cornerstone
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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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