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            The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England
             

            The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England (Hardback)

            By Morris, Marc

            • RRP: $61.43
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            This is the story of our island at its most strange and evocative period - the time of the Anglo-Saxons.Marc Morris's brilliant new book will take its readers from an alien world of slaves, temples, villas, druids and amphorae, to a familiar landscape of shires and boroughs, vill...ages, parish churches and minsters;
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            ISBN 9781786330994
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America

            Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cenziper, Debbie

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Debbie Cenziper reveals the gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War Two.

            ISBN 9780316449649
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
             

            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (Hardback)

            By Manaugh, Geoff; Twilley, Nicola

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 21

            A riveting, thought-provoking and very timely account of the idea and the reality of quarantine around the world, examining not only the history but the implications of a system that our lives rely on.

            ISBN 9781509867400
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings: A medieval ghost story
             

            The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings: A medieval ghost story (Hardback)

            By Jones, Dan

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            A medieval ghost story, first written by a 15th-century monk and now retold by historian Dan Jones.

            ISBN 9781801101295
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell

            The Twins of Auschwitz: The inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell (Paperback)

            By Kor, Eva Mozes; Buccieri, Lisa Rojany

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year old Auschwitz Twin

            ISBN 9781913183578
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years

            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years (Hardback)

            By Davis, Stephen

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            **Soon to be a major TV drama** The true story behind the secret of Flight 149 and the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

            ISBN 9781789464603
            Released NZ 22 Jul 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
             

            Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

            • RRP: $55.50
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            The smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, now available as a graphic novel with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. One hundred thousand years ago, at ...least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
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            ISBN 9780063051331
            Publisher Harper Perennial
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            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parks, Tim

            • RRP: $40.00
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            This is a widely appealing idea for a travel/history book from the bestselling author of Italian Ways, in which Tim follows the hair-raising journey of Garibaldi, revolutionary and future architect of a united Italy, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna across the Appenines, to... look at Italy past and present.In the summer of 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America, and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the city for four long months against overwhelming foreign forces, it was clear that the only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of July 2 he led 4000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, constantly changing direction and often marching at night, he crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on August 2 with just 250 survivors. Despite a well-advanced pregnancy, his Brazilian wife Anita insisted on accompanying him and by the time the group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, which was still holding out against the Austrians, she was seriously ill. When the boats were intercepted by the Austrian navy and forced to beach, Anita died and had to be hurriedly buried in a shallow grave. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy.
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            ISBN 9781787302167
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII

            The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Iredale, Will

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            Dark low-level raids, dodging anti-aircraft flak to make pinpoint-accurate drops - the incredible story of ordinary men and women who took to the skies to mark bomb targets inside Hitler's Germany The Pathfinders were the crack team that transformed the hit rate in the RAF's Bomb...er Command from 24% in August 1942 to an incredible 96% hit rate by 1945. They transformed Bomber Command - the only part of the Allied war effort capable of attacking the heart of Nazi Germany - from an impotent division on the cusp of disintegration in 1942 to a force capable of razing whole German cities to the ground, inspiring fear in Hitler's senior command and helping the Allies deliver decisive victory in World War II. With exclusive interviews with remaining survivors, personal diaries, previously classified records and never-before seen photographs, The Pathfinders brings to life the characters of the airmen and women -- many barely out of their teens - who took to the skies in iconic British aircraft such as the Lancaster and the Mosquito, facing almost unimaginable levels of violence from enemy fighter planes to strike the heart of the Nazi war machine.
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            ISBN 9780753557815
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
             

            Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence (Hardback)

            By Wilson, Frances

            • RRP: $61.43
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            D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or how to describe him: a nostalgic modernist, a sexually repressed Priest of Love, a critic of genius who believed in his own worst writing, an intellectual who tra...ded the intellect for a wisdom of the very body that kept failing him; and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as as auto-fiction. In a triptych of biographical tales based on the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him, Frances Wilson presents a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopias and in flight from illness. Beginning in 1915 - the year when 'the old world ended' - 'Inferno' sees Lawrence outlawed: The Rainbow banned and the remaining copies burned. Determined to live outside time, he and his wife Frieda find themselves wandering the peninsular underworld of Cornwall. In 'Purgatory', Lawrence surfaces in Italy during the postwar years where, in the company of a homosexual con man (whose biographer he will become), he sheds his former selves in the Abbey of Monte Cassino; and in 'Paradise', Lawrence is lured to the high altitudes of New Mexico by society sorceress Mabel Dodge Luhan, with orders to save the Native Americans and write the Great American Novel. Frances Wilson returns Lawrence to his physical settings, taking seriously his conviction that the centre cannot hold, but is on the brink of collapse. We might now, she suggests - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - be ready to hear what he had to tell us.
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            ISBN 9781408893623
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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