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            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific
              

            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Mallon, Sean; Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Salesa, Damon Ieremia

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            This illustrated history tells the amazing story of Pacific people and their relationships with, and contributions to, New Zealand society. In a great feat of exploration and migration, Pacific Islanders became the first people to step foot on these shores some 800 years ago. Tod...ay, New Zealand is home to the largest population of Pacific Islanders anywhere in the world, and New Zealand has a long history with the other islands of the Pacific, their people and their cultures. Yet how many New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders, despite this shared geography and past? How many know the amazing history of New Zealands Pacific people? Tangata o le Moana is the first book to present that history. It tells the stories of Pacific people past and present, in all areas of life on the street, on the sports field, in the recording studio, on the political stage, and beyond. There are highs, and there are lows from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming first Samoan captain of the All Blacks. And alongside tales of legendary figures like Kupe and historical figures like the navigator priest Tupaia, there are previously untold stories, too like the first-person accounts of Pacific people who visited and settled here in the 1800s, at a time when New Zealands leaders dreamed of creating their own empire in the Pacific, or the Pacific Islands soldiers who fought and died for New Zealand in the two world wars. Across fifteen chapters written by leading historians and writers, every aspect of New Zealands relationship with Pacific people is covered from migration to tourism, economics to politics, sport to the arts. Drawing on diverse sources and handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned maps, historical and contemporary photos, archival documents and images of evocative museum objects, Tangata o le Moana presents a very colourful, deeply human record of the story of New Zealand as a Pacific place
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            ISBN 9781877385728
            Published NZ 20 Apr 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Ravine: A family, a photograph, a Holocaust massacre revealed

            The Ravine: A family, a photograph, a Holocaust massacre revealed (Hardback)

            By Lower, Wendy

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            A book about a terrible photograph - an exceptionally rare 'action shot' documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family in Ukraine, 1941. Wendy Lower's research sheds light on the early phase of the genocide, the period that's now known as 'the Holocaust by bulle...t'.
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            ISBN 9781800246645
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            My Remarkable Journey

            My Remarkable Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johnson, Katherine; Hylick, Joylette

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            The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change. In 2015, at ...the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom-the nation's highest civilian honor-for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flights into space. Her contributions to America's space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life-no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious daddy's girl, pioneering professional, and sage elder. This multidimensional portrait is also the record of a century of racial history that reveals the influential role educators at segregated schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like Katherine. The author pays homage to her mentor-the African American professor who inspired her to become a research mathematician despite having his own dream crushed by racism. Infused with the uplifting wisdom of a woman who handled great fame with genuine humility and great tragedy with enduring hope, My Remarkable Journey ultimately brings into focus a determined woman who navigated tough racial terrain with soft-spoken grace-and the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire future generations.
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            ISBN 9780063204850
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

            Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sebba, Anne

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            The tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, the first woman in America to be sent to her death for a crime other than murder

            ISBN 9781474619615
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania
             

            Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania (Hardback)

            By Kenyon, Paul

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            A history of modern Romania, a country whose fate it has been to experience some of the most disastrous dictatorships of the last century. This is also a personal discovery of an extraordinary country.

            ISBN 9781789543162
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies
             

            Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Laura

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              8 Dec 21

            A survey of the world of the wealthy heiress - glittering and gleaming, flawed and fascinating - from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

            ISBN 9781788548229
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958
             

            We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958 (Hardback)

            By O'Toole, Fintan

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              8 Dec 21

            Ireland's leading public intellectual tells a history of Ireland in his own time - an interweaving of memoir and historical narrative.

            ISBN 9781784978297
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Treaty of Waitangi Companion: Maori and Pakeha from Tasman to Today
              

            The Treaty of Waitangi Companion: Maori and Pakeha from Tasman to Today (Paperback)

            Edited by Stirling, Bruce; O'Malley, Vincent; Penetito, Wally

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            The Treaty of Waitangi Companion tells the story of the Treaty and Maori and Pakeha relations through the many voices of those who made this country's history. Sourced from government publications, newspapers, letters and diaries, poems, paintings and cartoons, the Companion brin...gs to life the long history of debates about the Treaty in Aotearoa.
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            ISBN 9781869404673
            Published NZ 10 Jan 2011
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Queen's Platinum Celebration: 1952 - 2022
             

            The Queen's Platinum Celebration: 1952 - 2022 (Hardback)

            By Hoey, Brian

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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 22

            Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her role as Sovereign with flawless professionalism. Her demeanour has been perfect, and in the seventy years she has reigned she has epitomised all the hallmarks of an iconic sovereign beloved of her people. As Heir Presumptive, the... young Princess Elizabeth received special tuition in law and constitutional history to prepare her for her future role as Sovereign. When she succeeded her father, King George VI, on 6th February 1952, Elizabeth was only twenty-five years old. Married for just five years with two young children, her life changed irrevocably. The responsibilities of monarchy have taken precedence over all else, and the public duties invariably have first call on the Queen's time and energy. This book celebrates the highlights and challenges of the Queen's reign over the past seven decades: Includes stunning photos from her Accession and Coronation in 1952 Celebrates her marriage to Philip, the constant 'rock' by her side until his death in April 2021 Features the importance of her parents, her sister Margaret and her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Explores the homes and locations that have a special place in her heart - Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Sandringham as well as The Royal Yacht Britannia Highlights the challenges faced during her reign including the fire at Windsor Castle, the divorce of Charles and Diana and Andrew and Fergie, as well as Harry's and Meghan's decision to move their family to America Focuses on the enduring contribution HM Queen Elizabeth has made to life in the UK and the Commonwealth as well as her reputation worldwide in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee
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            ISBN 9781841659398
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Hitler and His Inner Circle: Chilling Profiles of the Evil Figures Behind the Third Reich
             

            Hitler and His Inner Circle: Chilling Profiles of the Evil Figures Behind the Third Reich (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roland, Paul; Aaltonen, Gaynor; Black, Professor Jeremy

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            The Nazis kept extensive files on practically everybody in the Third Reich. Now author Paul Roland turns the tables with this brilliant new expose - a fascinating psychological profile of the leading Nazis and their lesser-known associates. Examples include: Adolf Hitler had 'ter...rible' table manners, gorged on cake in his bunker and Allied psychologists considered him a neurotic psychopath. Franz Stangl loved his job so much (as commandant of Sobibor and Treblinka concentration camps) that he tried to make his places of work seem as normal as he could by planting flowers and shrubs everywhere and creating a fake railway station with fake painted clocks to welcome new arrivals. When Hermann Goering surrendered to the Americans, he had a gold-plated revolver and a stash of drugs in his luggage. A concise yet revealing chronicle of Hitler's henchmen and their horrifying crimes presented in a fresh and accessible way.
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            ISBN 9781398802421
            Publisher Sirius Entertainment
            Interest Age General Audience
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