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            Comrade: Bill Andersen: A Communist, Working-Class Life
              

            Comrade: Bill Andersen: A Communist, Working-Class Life (Paperback)

            By Locke, Cybele

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              14 Nov 22

            As a history centred on biography, Comrade: Bill Andersen: A Communist, Working-Class Life tells a riveting story of labour activism and social change. Historian Cybele Locke recovers the relationships between communism and working class trade unionism during World War Two and th...e following decades.
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            ISBN 9781988587899
            Published NZ 14 Nov 2022
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            The Embroidered Book

            The Embroidered Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heartfield, Kate

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            A sweeping historical epic with a thread of magic, perfect for readers of THE FAMILIARS, THE BINDING, and THE MINIATURIST.

            ISBN 9780008380601
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Tu Rangaranga: Rights, Responsibilities and Global Citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Tu Rangaranga: Rights, Responsibilities and Global Citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            Edited by McLennan, Sharon; Forster, Margaret; Neill, Carol; Littlewood, David; Hazou, Rand

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 22

            The biggest challenges of the 21st century require global solutions. Focussing on three of the most urgent problems of our time - climate change, conflict and poverty, and inequality - Tu Rangaranga introduces the notion of global citizenship, and what it means to be an active ci...tizen in today's world.
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            ISBN 9781991016010
            Published NZ 14 Jul 2022
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981
             

            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981 (Paperback)

            By Anae, Melani; Tamu, Leilani; Iuli, Lautofa; Edited by Burgoyne, Leilani

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            "Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s. The Panthers organised prison visit programmes and sporting and debating teams for inmates; provided a halfway-house service for young men released from prison; ran homework centres; and offered 'people's loans', legal aid and food banks that catered for 600 families at their height. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, poetry, newspaper articles and critical analysis, Polynesian Panthers is a thought-provoking account of this period in New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775502050
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            After the Romanovs: Russian exiles in Paris between the wars

            After the Romanovs: Russian exiles in Paris between the wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rappaport, Helen

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            Paris has always been a city of cultural excellence, fine wine and food, and the latest fashions. But it has also been a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution - never more so than before and after the Russian Revolution and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. For years, Russ...ian aristocrats had enjoyed all that Belle Epoque Paris had to offer, spending lavishly when they visited. It was a place of artistic experimentation, such as Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. But the brutality of the Bolshevik takeover forced Russians of all types to flee their homeland, sometimes leaving with only the clothes on their backs. Arriving in Paris, former princes could be seen driving taxicabs, while their wives who could sew worked for the fashion houses, their unique Russian style serving as inspiration for designers such as Coco Chanel. Talented intellectuals, artists, poets, philosophers, and writers struggled in exile, eking out a living at menial jobs. Some, like Bunin, Chagall, and Stravinsky, encountered great success in the same Paris that welcomed Americans such as Fitzgerald and Hemingway. Political activists sought to overthrow the Bolshevik regime from afar, while double agents plotted espionage and assassination from both sides. Others became trapped in a cycle of poverty and their all-consuming homesickness for Russia, the homeland they had been forced to abandon. This is their story. 'Full of colourful anecdotes and sharp character sketches, this breezy account of life in exile entertains.' -Publishers Weekly 'Throughout, Helen Rappaport , a consummate historian, displays her deep research into the era, the city, and its denizens. A culturally vibrant account of Russians uprooted to Paris during a tumultuous time.' -Kirkus Reviews A thorough and extremely well-researched examination of the Russian experience in Paris before and after the Bolshevik uprising on 1917 ... those interested in exploring a variety of unique perspectives on the Russian Revolution will find a
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            ISBN 9781922585349
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921
             

            Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921 (Hardback)

            By Beevor, Antony

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            • Pub Date
              31 May 22

            The dramatic story of Russia's revolution and civil war, from Antony Beevor, the bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad

            ISBN 9781474610148
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            His Name Is George Floyd: One man's life and the struggle for racial justice
             

            His Name Is George Floyd: One man's life and the struggle for racial justice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Samuels, Robert; Olorunnipa, Toluse

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            • Pub Date
              26 May 22

            The murder of George Floyd sparked a fiery summer of activism and unrest all over the world in 2020, with peaceful protests sometimes erupting into violent clashes. From Shetland to Sao Paolo, from Honolulu to Hobart, people marched under the Black Lives Matter banner, decrying F...loyd's death and demanding an end to racial injustice. The movement has led corporations to redouble their efforts, universities to refocus on inclusion, and government officials to examine the causes of systemic inequality. Drawing on The Washington Post's unrivalled archives, in-depth reporting and award-winning series on Floyd, His Name Is George Floyd is a definitive biography that dives deep into the myriad ways that structural racism shaped Floyd's life and death. Telling his personal story within the context of America's troubled race history, it features fresh and exclusive reporting as well as unparalleled access to Floyd's family and the people who were closest to the man whose name has become one of the most recognized on the planet. By zooming in for an intimate portrait of this one, emblematic life, while also pulling back to profile the institutions that shaped it, the authors deliver a powerful exploration of institutional racism and of a public reckoning of unprecedented breadth and intensity.
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            ISBN 9781787635845
            Released NZ 26 May 2022
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            France: An Adventure History

            France: An Adventure History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robb, Graham

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            An authoritative history of the French nation that can be read for novelistic pleasure, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Discovery of France and Parisians.

            ISBN 9781529007640
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

            How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walter, Barbara F.

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            Most of us don't know it, but we are living in the world's greatest era of civil wars. While violence has declined worldwide, civil wars have increased. This has changed. Since 1946, over 250 armed conflicts have broken out around the world, a number that continues to rise. Major... civil wars are now being fought in countries including Iraq, Syria and Libya. Smaller civil wars are being fought in Ukraine, India, and Malaysia. Even countries we thought could never experience another civil war - such as the USA, Sweden and Ireland - are showing signs of unrest. In How Civil Wars Start, acclaimed expert Barbara F. Walter, who has advised on political violence everywhere from the CIA to the U.S. Senate to the United Nations, explains the rise of civil war and the conditions that create it. As democracies across the world backslide and citizens become more polarised, civil wars will become even more widespread and last longer than they have in the past. This urgent and important book shows us a path back toward peace.
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            ISBN 9780241429761
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Great LGBTQ+ Speeches: Empowering Voices That Engage And Inspire
             

            Great LGBTQ+ Speeches: Empowering Voices That Engage And Inspire (Hardback)

            By Uglow, Tea; Foreword by Tatchell, Peter; Illustrated by Holland, Jack

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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 22

            Over 40 empowering speeches celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in their own words through extracts and commissioned illustrations, spanning throughout history up to the modern day.

            ISBN 9780711275003
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher White Lion Publishing
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