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            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy
             

            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy (Hardback)

            By Vani, Supriya; Harte, Carl A.

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            A comprehensively researched biography, covering at the feminist narrative and many influences that have made Jacinda Ardern the globally admired leader she is.

            ISBN 9781743797211
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas

            Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christian, Harrison

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            Full of misadventure and mystery, Men Without Country is a sweeping history of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas - told by a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, the man who led the infamous mutiny on the Bounty

            ISBN 9781761150050
            Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Ultimo Press
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            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

            A Week in September: A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter; With Langford, Sue

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            Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees. Doug Heywood was a grown man when he discovered, in a shoe box hidden in a wardrobe, a t...ime capsule of sorts - hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood, to his mother, Margery. Scott, a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, wrote letters almost daily to his young wife, on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell us of an enduring love - and also, intriguingly, they tell us how Scott managed to make it through the most brutally testing circumstances. Scott's story bears an uncanny resemblance to another story, coincidentally happening 7000 kilometres away. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was rounded up with his family and sent to Auschwitz in September 1942. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, Frankl wrote, the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Scott Heywood and Viktor Frankl, on opposite sides of the world, had seen the accepted structures and certainties of their worlds turned upside down. Each faced his own psychological challenge; each responded to the life force of survival. Frankl's story has been told, not so that of Scott Heywood and his journey on the Burma Railroad. This is the singular story of one man, one relatively ordinary man, and his war. But much, much more than that, it's a book about how Scott Heywood is a shining example of how love, optimism and determination can get you through even the very worst, most physically and mentally challenging times.
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            ISBN 9781460759899
            Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Churchill & Son

            Churchill & Son (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ireland, Josh

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            A moving and revealing new portrait of Winston Churchill through the most important relationship in his life - that with his son, Randolph.

            ISBN 9781529337761
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line
             

            Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line (Hardback)

            By Mackrell, Judith

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              10 Aug 21

            The gripping story of six pioneerng women war correspondents from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Flappers and The Unfinished Palazzo.

            ISBN 9781509882939
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live
             

            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ebert, Lily; With Forman, Dov

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              14 Sep 21

            The incredibly moving and powerful memoir by an Auschwitz survivor who made headlines round the world in 2020

            ISBN 9781529073416
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

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              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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            Icebound

            Icebound (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Pitzer, Andrea

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            One of the greatest stories of survival and adventure in the Arctic that inspired Shakespeare and Jules Verne

            ISBN 9781471182747
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
             

            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hellinger, Magda; Lee, Maya; With Brewster, David

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              1 Sep 21

            The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and ne...arly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were told they'd be working at a shoe factory. At Auschwitz the SS soon discovered that by putting Jewish prisoners in charge of the day-to-day running of the accommodation blocks, camp administration and workforces, they could both reduce the number of guards required and deflect the distrust of the prisoner population away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and over three years served in many prisoner leader roles, from room leader, to block leader - at one time in charge of the notorious Experimental Block 10 where reproductive experiments were performed on hundreds of women - and eventually camp leader, responsible for 30,000 women. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: using every possible opportunity to save lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS, and risking torture or execution. Through her bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, including testimonies from fellow Auschwitz survivors, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.
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            ISBN 9781760859299
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War

            Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War (Hardback)

            By Limbu, Captain Kailash

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            A compeling and evocative autobiography from a serving officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles - among the finest and most feared soliders in the world.

            ISBN 9781789292572
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
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