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            First Casualty: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan

            First Casualty: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan (Hardback)

            By Harnden, Toby

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            The story of the six-day battle that began the War in Afghanistan and how it set the scene for twenty years of conflict.

            ISBN 9781787396449
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East

            The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By di Giovanni, Janine

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            A paradigm-shifting investigation of a refugee crisis and its global implications - the persecution of Christians in the Middle East - by the multi-award-winning journalist described as 'one of our generation's finest foreign correspondents' (Daily Telegraph) The Vanishing reveal...s the plight and possible extinction of Christian communities across Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine after 2,000 years in their historical homeland. Some of the countries that first nurtured and characterized Christianity - along the North African Coast, on the Euphrates and across the Middle East and Arabia - are the ones in which it is likely to first go extinct. Christians are already vanishing. We are past the tipping point, now tilted toward the end of Christianity in its historical homeland. Christians have fled the lands where their prophets wandered, where Jesus Christ preached, where the great Doctors and hierarchs of the early church established the doctrinal norms that would last millennia. From Syria to Egypt, the cities of northern Iraq to the Gaza Strip, ancient communities, the birthplaces of prophets and saints, are losing any living connection to the religion that once was such a characteristic feature of their social and cultural lives. In The Vanishing, Janine di Giovanni has combined astonishing journalistic work to discover the last traces of small, hardy communities that have become wisely fearful of outsiders and where ancient rituals are quietly preserved amid 360 degree threats. Di Giovanni's riveting personal stories and her conception of faith and hope are intertwined throughout the chapters. The book is a unique act of pre-archeology: the last chance to visit the living religion before all that will be left are the stones of the past.
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            ISBN 9781526625847
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace

            Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

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            'A fascinating collection of military stories ... The sort of book that can be picked up at intervals ... [but] once tasted, is hard to put down' Washington Post

            ISBN 9780008454234
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Bomber Command

            Bomber Command (Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

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            Bomber Command is Max Hasting's in-depth account of the RAF's bombing offensive, one the most controversial struggles of the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781529047790
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II

            Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II (Hardback)

            By Brown, Daniel James

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            From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II On December 7th 1941, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor. For many Americans, the surprise attack was a call to arm...s - but for the soldier sons of Japanese-American immigrant parents, it brought prejudice and scrutiny over where their loyalties lay. In Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Achieving the impossible in often near-suicidal missions, including rescuing a 'lost battalion' surrounded by Nazis in the French mountains, the 442nd went on to become one of the most decorated units in US history. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home. A cinematic tour de force, Facing the Mountain puts a real-life band of brothers in the history books where they belong and reminds us that victory is rarely as simple as we think.
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            ISBN 9780241356586
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV

            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Byrne, Jaci

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            The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister to the Nazis in Auschwitz. When called up to fight in yet another World War, Drum Major Jackson promised his beloved wife Mabel that he would return to lead his band and play for her once more. In May 1940, he ...was captured at Dunkirk and interned in several German forced labour camps throughout Poland. Two years later he was transferred to Auschwitz IV, part of the notorious concentration camp complex where it is not widely known held Allied POWs. When his captors appointed Jackson their 'Kapellmeister' (man in charge of music), he seized the opportunity to provide entertainment for his fellow prisoners at rehearsals, and cover for escapees during concerts. Finally liberated in May 1945, malnourished and gravely ill, Jackson carried his secret war diary-an incredible expose on five years of life and death in Nazi concentration camps. THE MUSIC MAKER OF AUSCHWITZ IV, based on Jackson's diary, is written by his granddaughter. It is a thrilling testament to the resilience one man found in the darkest of times through his two greatest loves-music and the woman who waited for him.
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            ISBN 9781922387820
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

            The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II (Hardback)

            By Eder, Mari K.

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            For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII--in and out of un...iform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn't expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they've gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen--in and out of uniform. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told--and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.
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            ISBN 9781728230924
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
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            Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

            Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback)

            By Lownie, Andrew

            • RRP: $55.00
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            The explosive new book by the bestselling author of The Mountbattens.

            ISBN 9781788704816
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bonnier Books Ltd
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            SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History
             

            SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By David, Saul

            • RRP: $39.99
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              8 Dec 21

            'A terrific book, written with all the gusto, thrills and heady excitement these SBS operations richly deserve. It really is one of the most enjoyable histories I've read in many a year' James Holland, Daily Telegraph

            ISBN 9780008394530
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

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            An epic, intimate new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II, from number one bestselling historian Max Hastings.

            ISBN 9780008364953
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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