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            Friendship: Echoes of the City II
             

            Friendship: Echoes of the City II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christensen, Lars Saabye; Translated by Bartlett, Don

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 Jan 22

            Part Two of a trilogy set in post-war Oslo, by Norway's answer to Elena Ferrante.

            ISBN 9781529413335
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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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

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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: $61.35
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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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            Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess
             

            Princess Mary: The First Modern Princess (Hardback)

            By Basford, Elisabeth; Foreword by Vickers, Hugo

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            Princess Diana is seen as the first member of the British royal family to tear up the rulebook, and the Duchess of Cambridge is modernising the monarchy in strides. But before them was another who paved the way. Born in 1897, Princess Mary was one of the hardest-working members o...f the royal family, known for her no-nonsense philosophy. During the First World War she came into her own, launching an appeal to furnish every British troop and sailor with a Christmas gift, and training as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, she would live to see not only two of her brothers ascend the throne but also her niece Queen Elizabeth II. In the first biography in decades, Elisabeth Basford offers a fresh appraisal of a princess who redefined the title for the modern age.
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            ISBN 9780750992619
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

            Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dimbleby, Jonathan

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            Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941, was the largest military operation in history, its aim nothing less than 'a war of extermination' to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create lebensraum for the so-called German master race. But it led to the... destruction of the Third Reich, and was entirely cataclysmic; in six months of warfare no less than six million were killed, wounded or registered as missing in action, and soldiers on both sides committed heinous crimes behind the lines on a scale without parallel in the history of warfare. In Barbarossa, drawing on hitherto unseen archival material - including previously untranslated Russian sources - in his usual gripping style, Jonathan Dimbleby recounts not only the story of the military campaign, but the politics and diplomacy behind this epic clash of global titans. With authority and panache, he charts the crucial decisions made in the world's capitals and the bitter struggles on the front lines, giving vivid insights into the experiences of all players, from the leaders on all sides to the men and women on the ground. Above all, Dimbleby reveals the significance of 1941 - the year in which the Soviet Union destroyed Hitler's chance of realising his demented vision - as the most important struggle in the annals of the twentieth century. The definitive book on Barbarossa, this is a masterwork for the ages.
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            ISBN 9780241979181
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rose Nicolson: Memoir of William Fowler of Edinburgh: student, trader, makar, conduit, would-be Lover in early days of our Reform
             

            Rose Nicolson: Memoir of William Fowler of Edinburgh: student, trader, makar, conduit, would-be Lover in early days of our Reform (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greig, Andrew

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Rose Nicolson is a vivid, passionate and unforgettable novel of this most dramatic period of Scotland's history, told by a character whose rise mirrors the conflicts he narrates, the battles between faith and reason, love and friendship, self-interest and loyalty. It confirms And...rew Greig as one of the great contemporary writers of fiction.
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            ISBN 9781784292973
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Hurdy Gurdy: 'A cure for pandemic gloom' - The Times

            Hurdy Gurdy: 'A cure for pandemic gloom' - The Times (Hardback, Main)

            By Wilson, Christopher

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            A novice friar Brother Diggory, now sixteen, has lived in the Monastery of the Order of St Odo at Whye since his eighth birthday, but his life is about to change. When Brother Diggory is nominated to tend to those afflicted realises he is about to meet The Plague, and that it is ...more powerful than him.
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            ISBN 9780571361946
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Queen
             

            The Queen (Hardback)

            By Dennison, Matthew

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            A biography of Elizabeth II, as well as a social history of post-war British history.

            ISBN 9781788545914
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
             

            Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution--when humans fell into a trap we've yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns. W...hat if humanity's major woes--war, plague, famine and inequality--originated 12,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens converted from nomads to settlers, in pursuit of the fantasy of productivity and efficiency? What if by seeking to control plants and animals, humans ended up being controlled by kings, priests, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy? Volume 2 of Sapiens: A Graphic History-The Pillars of Civilization explores a crucial chapter in human development: the Agricultural Revolution. This is the story of how wheat took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, plague, famine, and inequality became an intractable feature of the human condition. But it's not all doom and gloom with this book's cast of entertaining characters and colorful humorous scenes. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (now farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction, all introduced in Volume 1, once again travel the length and breadth of human history, this time investigating the impact the Agricultural Revolution has had on our species. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to ensnare humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy; the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News; the story of urbanization is portrayed as a travel brochure, offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China; and the history of inequality unfolds in a superhero detective story; with guest appearances by historical and cultural personalities throughout such as Thomas Jefferson, Scarlett O'Hara, and
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            ISBN 9780063212237
            Publisher Harper Perennial
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Sapiens: A Graphic History
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