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            False Start in Paradise: Cook Islands Self-government
               

            False Start in Paradise: Cook Islands Self-government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Short, Iaveta

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            "After sixty-five years under New Zealand control, the Cook Islands adopted the United Nations push for self-government which it achieved in 1965, led by the enigmatic Albert Henry. But the early promise was left unfulfilled as Henry, attempting to build a self-serving empire, ma...nipulated the political system and used Government funds to stay in power. This led to a major court battle where for the first time a government was overturned by a court decision. It ushered in another enigmatic leader, Sir Tom Davis, who had spent many years in the US with the NASA space programme. Davis changed the direction of the Cook Islands to a liberal, free market, open economy. Decades of political seesawing followed as the Cook Islands tried to right its political and economic boat in the turbulent winds of a tiny democracy. Too often its mishaps and false starts resulted from so much enthusiasm but little knowledge and experience of running a modern democracy. This book is an attempt to record many of the events and people that contributed to this enthralling, difficult and politically turbulent period in the short life of a tiny island democracy."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780473497576
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence
             

            The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence (Hardback)

            By Kurczy, Stephen

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            In this riveting account of an area of Appalachia known as the Quiet Zone where cell phones and WiFi are banned, journalist Stephen Kurczy explores the pervasive role of technology in our lives and the innate human need for quiet.

            ISBN 9780062945495
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Churchill's Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill
             

            Churchill's Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill (Hardback)

            By Wheatcroft, Geoffrey

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            A major reassessment of Winston Churchill that examines his lasting influence in politics and culture.

            ISBN 9781324002765
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            New Zealand and the EU: Revisiting the the Malaspina Expedition: Ciltural Contracts and Contexts
              

            New Zealand and the EU: Revisiting the the Malaspina Expedition: Ciltural Contracts and Contexts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Colmeiro, Jose

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            This edition has a focus on the Malaspina expeditions into the Pacific with essays by Anne Salmond, Jose Colmeiro, Mercedes Camino, Phyllis Herda and James Braund

            ISBN 246502
            Published NZ 6 Jan 2012
            Publisher Europe Institute
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            Uganda
              

            Uganda (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Legget, Ian; Illustrated by Sayer, Geoff

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            This profile provides a concise account of Uganda's historical and political background and traces the growth of modern Uganda, where pioneering and imaginative responses to poverty and political pluralism are contrasted with the devastating effects of continuing internal conflic...ts.
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            ISBN 9780855984540
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2001
            Publisher Inbooks
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            Series Oxfam Country Profiles
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            New Zealand and the EU: Austria in the South Pacific
              

            New Zealand and the EU: Austria in the South Pacific (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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            This issue has a theme of Austria's relationship with the South Pacific with essays by James Braund, Hermann Muckler, Sascha Nolden and Hans-Peter Stoffel.

            ISBN 246505
            Published NZ 6 Jan 2012
            Publisher Europe Institute
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            Series New Zealand & the EU
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            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West
             

            From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West (Hardback)

            By Blake, Heidi

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            Based on a Buzzfeed News investigation.

            ISBN 9780316417235
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Mulholland Books
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            The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
             

            The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nordberg, Jenny

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            An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as ...misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as dressed up like a boy ) is a third kind of child - a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents' attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America's longest war. Divided into four parts, the book follows those born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth. The Underground Girls of Kabul charts their dramatic life cycles, while examining our own history and the parallels to subversive actions of people who live under oppression everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.
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            ISBN 9780307952509
            Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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            The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography
             

            The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            Edited by Fogel, Joshua A.; Foreword by Maier, Charles S.

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            The Rape of Nanjing was one of the worst atrocities committed during WWII. On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army captured the city of Nanjing, then the capital of wartime China. This book considers the post war treatment in China of the Nanjing Massacre and Japan. It examines h...ow the issue has developed as a political and diplomatic controversy.
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            ISBN 9780520220072
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2000
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Series Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes
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            Reset
               

            Reset (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morgan, John

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            Reset is a sweeping polemic that connects New Zealand's geology and landscape, human migrations, political and social history, and the deep-seated values that emerged - values that we urgently need to restore.

            ISBN 9780473562380
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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