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            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider
             

            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bridges, Simon

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            An open, honest and at times intensely personal memoir about race, fatherhood, marriage, masculinity, fitting in, and the things that shape our national character. Simon Bridges grew up as the son of a working-class Baptist preacher in Te Atatu, as the youngest of six children. I...n many ways he had a typical Kiwi upbringing, at a time when having little didn't seem to matter much. Yet for Bridges, his was the life of an outsider: experiencing otherness for being Maori, and yet an otherness from other Maori; a Westie with a thick accent, trying to break into the upper reaches of society; distanced from his father, an ageing man in his own world. As a young politician, Bridges soon came to realise he was an introvert in an extrovert's world, and a male leader who has never identified with New Zealand's idealised version of the strong, laconic, rugby-loving man. In National Identity, Bridges offers an attempt to question himself and the country he loves. Politics, crime, kai, music, nature: these are the stuff of a life. Through candid and self-aware reflections, he points out that politicians have become less robust, and that people don't participate as much anymore - eroding our institutions and national life. He speaks his mind on an education system in crisis, the decline of Christianity, and how being the smallest, most isolated developed country in the world explains why we are how we are. Authentic, brilliant, humorous and poignant, National Identity is a must-read New Zealand memoir.
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            ISBN 9781775541967
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            What Really Happened In Wuhan: A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

            What Really Happened In Wuhan: A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Markson, Sharri

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            Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia. A VIRUS MORE THAN 109 MILLION INFECTIONS MORE THAN 2.7 MILLION DEATHS HOW DID IT HAPPEN? The origins of COVID-19 are shrouded ...in mystery and conspiracy theories. Some say it started in a lab when scientists fell sick after manipulating a bat-coronavirus. Others say the team was working on a bioweapon for the Chinese military. After multiple global inquiries, after economies have been decimated and millions of lives lost, we still need answers. Part-thriller, part-expose, What Really Happened in Wuhan is a ground-breaking investigation into the origins of COVID-19, the cover-ups, the conspiracies and the classified research, from Walkley Award-winning journalist Sharri Markson. It features never-before-seen primary documents exposing China's early cover-up of the virus. There are fresh interviews with whistleblower doctors in Wuhan - the eyewitness accounts dismantling what we thought we knew about when the outbreak hit. Plus, the book takes you inside the White House, with senior Trump officials revealing first-hand accounts of fiery Oval Office clashes and new stories of near-miss disasters in the Situation Room.
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            ISBN 9781460760925
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps

            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sauytbay, Sayragul; With Cavelius, Alexandra; Translated by Waight, Caroline

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            A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

            ISBN 9781922310538
            Published NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

            The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ghosh, Amitav

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            From the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy and The Great Derangement, The Nutmeg's Curse is an enthralling, panoramic history of the influence of colonialism on the world today, told through the surprising story of the nutmeg.

            ISBN 9781529369458
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet
             

            The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet (Paperback)

            By Griffiths, James

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            Exposing the world's biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship

            ISBN 9781786995360
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics

            Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics (Paperback)

            By Marshall, Tim

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            A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back into geopolitics

            ISBN 9781783962433
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
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            The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine

            The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (Hardback)

            By Cockburn, Andrew

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            Why Does America Go to War?

            ISBN 9781839763656
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Who Cares Wins: How to Protect the Planet You Love: A thousand ways to solve the climate crisis: from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom

            Who Cares Wins: How to Protect the Planet You Love: A thousand ways to solve the climate crisis: from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom (Paperback)

            By Cole, Lily

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            Optimism demands action. Optimism is an active choice. Optimism is not naive and it is not impossible. We are living in an age of turmoil, destruction and uncertainty. Global warming has reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion has caused the extinction of countles...s species, and Neoliberalism has led to a destructive divide in wealth and a polarisation of mainstream politics. But, there is a constructive way to meet this challenge, there is a reason to keep on fighting and there are plenty of reasons for optimism. Lily Cole has met with some of the millions of people around the world who are working on solutions to our biggest challenges and committed to creating a more sustainable and peaceful future for humanity. Exploring issues from fast fashion to fast food and renewable energy to gender equality, and featuring interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Elon Musk and Extinction Rebellion co-founder Professor Gail Bradbrook, Who Cares Wins is a beacon of hope in dark times. This book is a rousing call to action that will leave you feeling hopeful that we can make a difference. We are the ancestors of our future: a generation who will either be celebrated for their activism or blamed for its apathy. It is for us to choose optimism, to make a change and to show what is possible.
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            ISBN 9780241309148
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Himalaya: A Human History
             

            Himalaya: A Human History (Paperback)

            By Douglas, Ed

            • RRP: $26.69
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            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781784704483
            Publisher Vintage
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            Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together

            Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together (Hardback)

            By Goldsworthy, Alison; Osborne, Laura; Chesterfield, Alexandra

            • RRP: $55.00
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            A brilliantly insightful - and very practical - book on a timeless subject that also happens to be very topical. As our identities increasingly align under political labels, now is the perfect time for a reflective book that shines light on the world around us and how we can stit...ch back together our polarising present.
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            ISBN 9781847942951
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 19+ years
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