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            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories
             

            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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            Gain a fascinating insight into the human side of war with this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand. Captivating and genuine, it is a compendium of first-hand memories, stories, and reflections which provides an enduring snapshot of what life was like du...ring WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it.
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            ISBN 9781775594314
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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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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            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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            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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            The Complete MAUS

            The Complete MAUS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelman, Art

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            Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.

            ISBN 9780141014081
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            SAS Bravo Three Zero: The Explosive Untold Story

            SAS Bravo Three Zero: The Explosive Untold Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Damien; Powell, Des

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            The SAS Patrol that got away. The explosive true story.

            ISBN 9781529414134
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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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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            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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            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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            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 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

            The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marton, Kati

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            The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful - and elusive - woman in the world.

            ISBN 9780008499464
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            New Moons For Sam: Becoming Kiwi - Life of a New Zealand Diplomat
               

            New Moons For Sam: Becoming Kiwi - Life of a New Zealand Diplomat (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hamilton, Peter

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            A rare insider's account of how New Zealand conducts its diplomacy, forges alliances and makes the most of its position as a small South Pacific country on a global stage. It is also a personal story, told with refreshing honesty.

            ISBN 9780473580278
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
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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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            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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