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            Spring

            Spring (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Ali

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            From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it... arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing. Praise for the Seasonal Quartet: 'Transcendental writing about art, death, political lies, and all the dimensions of love. It's a case not so much of reading between the lines as of being blinded by the light between the lines - in a good way' Deborah Levy on Autumn 'The novel of the year is obviously Autumn, which managed the miracle of making at least a kind of sense out of post-Brexit Britain' Olivia Laing, Observer on Autumn 'Ali Smith is flat-out brilliant, and she's on fire these days... Combining brainy playfulness with depth, topicality with timelessness, and complexity with accessibility while delivering an impassioned defence of human decency and art' NPR on Winter 'Rank[s] among the most original, consoling and inspiring of the artistic responses to 'this mad and bitter mess' of the present' Financial Times on Winter 'A novel of great ferocity, tenderness and generosity of spirit that you feel Dickens would have recognised... Smith is engaged in an extended process of mythologizing the present states of Britain... Luminously beautiful' Observer on Winter
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            ISBN 9780241207055
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Seasonal Quartet
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            Politics of Forgetting: New Zealand, Greece and Britain at War
              

            Politics of Forgetting: New Zealand, Greece and Britain at War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Martyn

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            Greece was a poor country in turmoil and pain during the 1940s. A military dictatorship was followed by invasion and terrifying occupation by Germany and its allies, starvation, civil war, political unrest and mutiny in its free military armed forces. New Zealand entered this are...na and found a bond with a people that it still celebrates to this day. Absent is the complex, divisive and sometimes violent and surreal relationship between the two countries and the inescapable influence of Britain. Their story stretches from the mountains and open country of Greece and Crete to Middle East deserts, autumn-swept plains of Italy, and the blood-splattered streets of post-liberated Athens. Ironically New Zealand has forgotten the unpalatable but also sacrificed something that would have enhanced its own national storytelling about the war.
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            ISBN 9781925801682
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishin
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            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller

            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller (Hardback)

            By Reilly, Rick

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            Bestselling author and acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly is back with a stunning, uproarious indictment of Trump's lying, cheating, and poor sportsmanship on the green, and how those behaviors reveal the management style he has taken to the Oval Office.

            ISBN 9781472266101
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
             

            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Keefe, Patrick Radden

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            Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation. --David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative... about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress - with so many kids, she always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, who were scattered to orphanages, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists - or volunteers, depending on which side one was on - such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty sc
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            ISBN 9781984883216
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2019
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
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            Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

            Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKibben, Bill

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            A powerful call to arms from one of the world?s most eminent environmentalists. Thirty years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben?s bestselling The End of Nature - now regarded as a classic - was the first book to alert us to global warming. Now, in Falter, he suggests that the hu...man race may have played itself out. Climate change, robotics and artificial intelligence may spell the end of humanity as we know it. Unless we act now. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervour that keeps us from bringing them under control. Drawing on McKibben?s experience in building 350.org, the first global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We?re at a bleak moment in human history, and we must confront the reality or watch the civilisation our forebears built slip away. This is a timely, sobering and inspiring rallying cry to save not only our planet but also our humanity. 'McKibben is the world?s best green journalist.?-Time 'The most effective environmental activist of our age. Anyone interested in making a difference can learn from him.?-Tim Flannery
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            ISBN 9781760641597
            Published NZ 16 Apr 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories

            Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter's Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Stephen

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            There is a war on truth and the liars are winning. Truthteller is an essential guide to how governments and corporations cover up murder, corruption and catastrophe. It's for teachers, students and concerned citizens who want to know the facts not fake news.

            ISBN 9781925335897
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great

            The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shapiro, Ben

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            America has a God-shaped hole in its heart, argues New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro, and we shouldn't fill it with politics and hate. In 2016, Ben Shapiro spoke at UC Berkeley. Hundreds of police officers were required from 10 UC campuses across the state to protect ...his speech, which was - ironically - about the necessity for free speech and rational debate. He came to argue that Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas. Our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God's image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God's world. We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty and gave billions spiritual purpose. Jerusalem and Athens were the foundations of the Magna Carta and the Treaty of Westphalia; they were the foundations of Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Civilizations that rejected Jerusalem and Athens have collapsed into dust. The USSR rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, substituting a new utopian vision of social justice - and they starved and slaughtered tens of millions of human beings. The Nazis rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and they shoved children into gas chambers. Venezuela rejects Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and citizens of their oil-rich nation have been reduced to eating dogs. We are in the process of abandoning Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, favoring instead moral subjectivism and the rule of passion. And we are watching our civilization collapse into age-old tribalism, individualistic hedonism, and moral subjectivism. We believe we can reject Judeo-Christian values and Gree
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            ISBN 9780062972262
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Souls of Black Folk
              

            The Souls of Black Folk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Du Bois, W. E. B.

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            The Souls of Black Folk is a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Published in 1903, this seminal book of essays incited many white supremacists who discredited it as dangerous and imaginative. Drawing upon his own personal experiences of racism, Du Bois argued that ...African Americans are forced to wear a veil of color line, that is, they are forced to live their race every single day of their lives. This is why a strong political Black leadership must emerge from within the community and continue the fight for their rights. A century later, African Americans are still fighting these personal and political battles against racism and Du Bois' words have never run as true as they are now. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate and to become a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a prominent the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks.
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            ISBN 9788027331925
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
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            Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country
             

            Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country (Paperback)

            By Watson, John; Dunn, Amanda

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            Politics in Australia is in a dire state. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure? In this collection of essays, the country's best academic minds look at the key issues and chart a way forward.

            ISBN 9780522875935
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj

            The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Anand, Anita

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            a A gripping story of a twenty-year quest for revenge after one of the most horrific Raj atrocities.

            ISBN 9781471174223
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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