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            Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
             

            Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sesay, Isha

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the brutal abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists provides a stark ...reminder of the great unfinished business of the 21st century: equality for girls and women around the world. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton The first definitive account of the lost girls of Boko Haram and why their story still matters--by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay. In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better lives for themselves, but pursuing an education made them targets, resulting in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. While the Chibok kidnapping made international headlines, and prompted the #BringBackOurGirls movement, many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful night remain about the girls' experiences in captivity, and where many of them are today. In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, Isha Sesay tells this story as no one else can. Originally from Sierra Leone, Sesay led CNN's Africa reporting for more than a decade, and she was on the front lines when this story broke. With unprecedented access to a group of girls who made it home, she follows the journeys of Priscilla, Saa, and Dorcas in an uplifting tale of sisterhood and survival. Sesay delves into the Nigerian government's inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soa
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            ISBN 9780062686619
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America
             

            The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Adam

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            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            The American civil war is the great American story. In this vivid but concise account, Adam Smith shows how everything about modern America can be traced back to those brutal battles 150 years ago.

            ISBN 9781911187936
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Series All you need to know
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            What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future

            What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future (Hardback, Main)

            By Goodall, Chris

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            What We Need To Do Now sets out a comprehensive programme of action to counter the threats to our environment. It is a manifesto for groups around the world that are seeking urgent action on climate breakdown and other threats. The book emphasises the importance, and relative sim...plicity, of decarbonising our energy supply but also stresses that this is a small part of the switch to a sustainable planet. Among many other urgent transitions, we also need to focus on changing the agricultural system and reducing our hugely wasteful use of resources. As importantly, we need to make sure that the transition to a zero carbon world benefits the less well-off and reinvigorates the smaller cities and towns around the world that have been left behind. This is a practical, original and inspiring book: a new green deal for an inhabitable earth.
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            ISBN 9781788164719
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal
             

            The Mastermind: The hunt for the World's most prolific criminal (Paperback)

            By Ratliff, Evan

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            • Pub Date
              16 Jun 20

            A world that lurks just outside of our everyday perception, in the dark corners of the internet we never visit' - WiredThe Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the frighteningly powerful creator of a twenty-first century cartel, and the decade-long global m...anhunt that finally brought his empire to its knees.
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            ISBN 9780552173711
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Three Years in Hell: The Brexit Chronicles
             

            Three Years in Hell: The Brexit Chronicles (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports ed)

            By O'Toole, Fintan

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            A year in the troubled British Isles, leading up to the aftermath of Brexit (or not, as it may prove).

            ISBN 9781838935207
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The American Civil Rights Movement: The Story of One of the Most Important Political Movements of Modern Times
             

            The American Civil Rights Movement: The Story of One of the Most Important Political Movements of Modern Times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tuck, Stephen; Umoren, Dr. Imaobong

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            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            A balanced, lucid account of one of the most important political movements since of the last 100 years - the American civil rights movement.

            ISBN 9781912568048
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Series All you need to know
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            Does Living Green Make a Difference?
             

            Does Living Green Make a Difference? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maniates, Michael

            • RRP: $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              28 May 20

            Massive environmental problems threaten our planet and evoke within us a need to act - a need to do something, no matter how small, to slow the damage. But what kind of action? Businesses, governments, and environmental groups tell us that buying environmentally friendly products... while living more lightly on the planet is a winning strategy. If enough of us make these changes to our lifestyles, governments and corporations will follow suit. Environmental solutions will emerge and the planet will prosper. Michael Maniates believes that individuals can and must stop environmental destruction. But not by living green. The mantra of "buy green, live lean, save the planet" is a con: it fosters pernicious assumptions about social change, separates individuals from their real power in the world, and fuels damaging consumption. It's high time to find more rewarding and promising avenues for saving the planet. This book shows us how.
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            ISBN 9781509527472
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Series Where Am I?
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            Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria
             

            Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dagher, Sam

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            • Pub Date
              9 Jun 20

            From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster. In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his fr...iend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis. Assad or We Burn the Country examines Syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region. Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another. Timely, propulsive, and expertly reported, Assad or We Burn the Country is the definitive account of this global crisis, going far beyond the news story that has dominated headlines for years.
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            ISBN 9780316556736
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West
             

            Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Hardback)

            By Belton, Catherine

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            The hacking of the 2016 US elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about and w...ho has orchestrated it?
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            ISBN 9780007578795
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916: Anzacs and the Rising
             

            Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916: Anzacs and the Rising (Paperback)

            By Sweetman, Rory

            • RRP: $109.99
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            Little has been written on Trinity College's role in Easter Week 1916 as a `loyal nucleus' dividing the insurgents and providing an effective counterweight to rebel headquarters in the GPO. 'Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916' puts this neglected episode into an imperi...al context, with Dublin as a theatre of battle in a global war.
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            ISBN 9781846827846
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
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