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            Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present
             

            Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present (Hardback)

            By Ben-Ghiat, Ruth

            • RRP: $48.72
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            What modern authoritarian leaders have in common (and how they can be stopped).

            ISBN 9781324001546
            Released NZ 11 Dec 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America
             

            The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America (Hardback)

            By Serwer, Adam

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            From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the American project.

            ISBN 9780593230800
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Random House
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            Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier
               

            Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

            By Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

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            The explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain..., anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's First Frontier beyond the Appalachian Mountains commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting of Blood and Treasure, and the guide to this epic narrative is America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone--not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and red, who witnessed it. This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's First Frontier that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice.
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            ISBN 9781432886592
            Released NZ 12 May 2021
            Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
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            The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand
             

            The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            "Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Maori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change. Jules Dumont d'Ur...ville, Samuel Marsden, Ferdinand von Hochstetter and Charles Heaphy complement an array of lesser known but no less intrepid explorers - soldiers and sailors, travellers and settlers, missionaries, artists and officials - all of whom ventured from their homelands in search of new horizons"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143570554
            Published NZ 29 Jan 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            He Korero - Words Between Us: First Maori-P?keh? Conversations on Paper
              

            He Korero - Words Between Us: First Maori-P?keh? Conversations on Paper (Paperback)

            By Jones, Alison; Jenkins, Kuni

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            This book traces Maori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Maori had with paper and writing and the first relationshiops between Maori and Europeans in the earliest school.

            ISBN 9781869694784
            Published NZ 2 Dec 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Lowland Clearances: Scotland's Silent Revolution 1760 - 1830
             

            The Lowland Clearances: Scotland's Silent Revolution 1760 - 1830 (Paperback)

            By Aitchison, Peter; Cassell, Andrew

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            The Highland Clearances are a well-documented episode in Scotland's past but they were not unique.

            ISBN 9781912476855
            Released NZ 9 May 2019
            Publisher Birlinn General
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            Horizons: A Global History of Science
              

            Horizons: A Global History of Science (Hardback)

            By Poskett, James

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              24 Mar 22

            A radical retelling of the history of science that challenges the Eurocentric narrative. We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. The history o...f science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. Copernicus relied on mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in Asia and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Horizons pushes beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into the history of science, and arguing that it is best understood as a story of global cultural exchange. Challenging both the existing narrative and our perceptions of revered individuals, above all this is a celebration of the work of scientists neglected by history. Among many others, we meet Graman Kwasi, the seventeenth-century African botanist who discovered a new cure for malaria, Hantaro Nagaoka, the nineteenth-century Japanese scientist who first described the structure of the atom, and Zhao Zhongyao, the twentieth-century Chinese physicist who discovered antimatter (but whose American colleague received the Nobel prize). Scientists today are quick to recognise the international nature of their work. In this ambitious and revisionist history, James Poskett reveals that this tradition goes back much further than we think. Perfect reading for fans of Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads and Bettany Hughes's Istanbul.
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            ISBN 9780241394090
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Slavery's Ghost: The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation
              

            Slavery's Ghost: The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johnson, Walter; Foner, Eric; Follett, Richard

            Explores the dire, debilitating, sometimes crushing effects of slavery on race relations in American history. This title asks important questions: How did slaves and freedpeople respond to the promise and reality of emancipation? How committed were white southerners to the princi...ple of racial subjugation? And more.
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            ISBN 9781421402369
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2011
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series The Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series
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            The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
              

            The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mifflin, Margot

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            Originally published: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2009.

            ISBN 9780803235175
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher University of New South Wales
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Women in the West
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            The Making of New Zealanders
               

            The Making of New Zealanders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Palenski, Ron

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            The Making of New Zealanders is an account of how transplanted Britons and others turned themselves into New Zealanders, a distinct group of people with their own songs and sports, symbols and opinions, political traditions and sense of self. Looking at the onset of home-grown sh...ipping, railway and telegraph networks, at Maori and the kiwi, at rugby teams and votes for women, Ron Palenski identifies the emergence of a national identity in 'God's Own'. From the mid-nineteenth century immigrants to New Zealand - men and women - came to see themselves as New Zealanders, and the ever-increasing number of native-born were New Zealanders. Key events at the dawn of the twentieth century often taken to signify the emergence of a New Zealand sense of self - the rejection of federation with Australia, involvement in the South African War and 1905 All Black tour - were, Palenski argues, an outward affirmation of a New Zealand identity that had already taken shape. The Making of New Zealanders is a bold reconception of when and why the new inhabitants of this country first saw themselves as a distinct people.
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            ISBN 9781869407261
            Published NZ 6 Jul 2012
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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