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            Ask That Mountain: The Story of Parihaka
              

            Ask That Mountain: The Story of Parihaka (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 9th New edition)

            By Scott, Dick

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            Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers... in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. Ask That Mountain draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9780143010869
            Published NZ 24 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler

            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler (Hardback)

            By Kruger, Horst; Translated by Whiteside, Shaun

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            The author's teenage rebellion - his desire to escape the stifling conformity of family life, his search for meaning and purpose - made him join an anti-Nazi resistance group.

            ISBN 9781847926340
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War
             

            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conway, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              24 Feb 22

            The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to P...aul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
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            ISBN 9781350147119
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Short Histories
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            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire
             

            Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire (Paperback)

            By Sivasundaram, Sujit

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            'Helps re-centre how we look at the world and opens up new perspectives on how we can look at regions, peoples and places that have been left to one side of traditional histories for far too long' PETER FRANKOPAN

            ISBN 9780007575572
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
             

            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Paperback)

            By Hazareesingh, Sudhir

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the procl...amation of the world's first independent black state. After the abolition of slavery in 1793, Toussaint Louverture, himself a former slave, became the leader of the colony's black population, the commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. During the course of his extraordinary life he confronted some of the dominant forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. Treacherously seized by Napoleon's invading army in 1802, this charismatic figure ended his days, in Wordsworth's phrase, 'the most unhappy man of men', imprisoned in a fortress in France. Black Spartacus draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step of Louverture's singular journey, from his triumphs against French, Spanish and British troops to his skilful regional diplomacy, his Machiavellian dealings with successive French colonial administrators and his bold promulgation of an autonomous Constitution. Sudhir Hazareesingh shows that Louverture developed his unique vision and leadership not solely in response to imported Enlightenment ideals and revolutionary events in Europe and the Americas, but through a hybrid heritage of fraternal slave organisations, Caribbean mysticism and African political traditions. Above all, Hazareesingh retrieves Louverture's rousing voice and force of personality, making this the most engaging, as well as the most complete, biography to date. After his death in the French fortress, Louverture became a figure of legend, a beacon for slaves across the Atlantic and for generations of European republicans and progressive figures in the Americas. He inspired the anti-slavery campaigner Fre
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            ISBN 9780141985060
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Poetry Rebellion: Poems and prose to rewild the spirit

            Poetry Rebellion: Poems and prose to rewild the spirit (Hardback)

            By Evans, Paul

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            Life is the 21st century is laden with challenges from the climate emergency to extreme politics. However, in this inspired anthology of poems, voices around the world use the power of the written word to make us stand up, rebel and ignite change.

            ISBN 9781849946384
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization

            Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization (Hardback)

            By Eyal, Nadav; Translated by Watzman, Haim

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            For readers of Yuval Noah Harari, Rutger Bregman and Hans Rosling, the international bestseller is an eye-opening examination of nationalism's spread around the world as the promise of globalism wanes.

            ISBN 9781529031850
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn: A novel of love, loss and the power of female friendship
             

            Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn: A novel of love, loss and the power of female friendship (Paperback)

            By Fielding, Kit

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              22 Feb 22

            Each week, six women of different ages and backgrounds come together at their local pub. There they form an unlikely darts team, but it is there hidden stories of love and loss that in the end binds them.

            ISBN 9781529378580
            Released NZ 22 Feb 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Russian Revolution: A New History

            The Russian Revolution: A New History (Paperback, Main)

            By McMeekin, Sean

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            Now in paperback, the first major new history of the Russian Revolution in a decade combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on a great turning point of the twentieth century.

            ISBN 9781781259030
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Decolonization: A Short History

            Decolonization: A Short History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jansen, Jan C.; Osterhammel, Jurgen; Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah

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            A concise and accessible history of decolonization in the twentieth century The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerge...d as actors in global politics. Imperial regimes collapsed, some mo
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            ISBN 9780691192765
            Released NZ 15 May 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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