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            X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

            X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis (Hardback)

            By Garrett, Leah

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            'A thrilling, stirring story, well told' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping... Garrett's chief strength is her ability to relight the lamps of the past so that they glow anew' The Times 'Extraordinary' Jewish Chronicle THE THRILLING TRUE STORY OF THE SECRET JEWISH COMMANDOS WHO HELPED DEF...EAT THE NAZIS DURING WW2 June 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the entire European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan- a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria who escaped to Britain just before the War. Many have lost their families, their homes - their whole worlds. And now, in the crucial final battles against the Nazis, they will stop at nothing to defeat them. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Europe to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp - the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis.
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            ISBN 9781784743116
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

            Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning (Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Elliot

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            In a refugee camp in southern Turkey, Elliot Ackerman sits across the table from Abu Hassar, who fought for Al Qaeda in Iraq and has murky connections to the Islamic State. At first, Ackerman pretends to have been a journalist during the Iraq War, but after he establishes a rappo...rt with Abu Hassar, he reveals that he was a Marine. The two men then compare their fighting experiences in the Middle East, discovering they had shadowed each other for some time- a realisation that brings them to a strange kind of intimacy. Elliot Ackerman's extraordinary memoir explores the events that led him to come to this refugee camp, and what he hoped to find there. Moving between his recent time on the ground as a journalist in Syria and his Marine deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he creates a work of astonishing atmospheric pressure, one which blends the American experience with the perspectives and stories of the Arab world. At once an intensely personal book about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of the past two decades of strife for the region and the world, Places and Names bids to take its place among our greatest books about modern war.
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            ISBN 9780141988863
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783

            The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783 (Hardback)

            By Ellis, Joseph J., Ph.D

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            A culminating work on the American Founding by one of its leading historians, The Cause rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it.

            ISBN 9781631498985
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2021
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

            America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s (Hardback)

            By Hinton, Elizabeth

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            A radical reckoning with the racial inequality of America's past and present, by one of the leading scholars of policing and mass incarceration in the US

            ISBN 9780008443832
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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            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
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Hardback)

            By Parks, Tim

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            Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to explore Italy's past and present. In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italy's legendary revolutionary hero,... was finally forced to abandon his defence of Rome. He and his men had held the besieged city for three long months, but now it was clear that only surrender would prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a much superior French army. Against all odds, Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of 2 July, riding alongside his pregnant wife Anita, he led 4,000 hastily assembled volunteers out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence in the countryside. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, the garibaldini marched hundreds of miles through Umbria and Tuscany, then across the Appenines, Italy's mountainous spine, until, after thirty-two exhausting days of skirmishes and adventures, 250 survivors boarded fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an ill-fated attempt to reach the independent Republic of Venice. It would be ten years and much world-wandering before Garibaldi would astonish the world when his revolutionary campaign in Sicily became the catalyst to the unification of Italy. This is the lesser-known story, brought vividly to life by bestselling author Tim Parks, who in the blazing summer of 2019, together with his partner Eleonora, followed Garibaldi and Anita's arduous journey. The Hero's Way is a fascinating portrait of Italy past and present, and a celebration of determination, creativity, desperate courage and profound belief.
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            ISBN 9781787302150
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Conquistadors and Aztecs: A History of the Fall of Tenochtitlan
             

            Conquistadors and Aztecs: A History of the Fall of Tenochtitlan (Hardback)

            By Rinke, Stefan

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            A new account of the conquest of Mexico that focuses on the fall of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztecs, timed for the 500th anniversary of this world historical event.

            ISBN 9780197552469
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Revolution: An Intellectual History
             

            Revolution: An Intellectual History (Hardback)

            By Traverso, Enzo

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            A cultural and intellectual balance-sheet of the twentieth century's age of revolutions

            ISBN 9781839763335
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

            Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Rappaport, Helen

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            Award-winning and critically acclaimed historian Helen Rappaport turns to the tragic story of the daughters of the last Tsar of all the Russias, slaughtered with their parents at Ekaterinburg.

            ISBN 9781447227175
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2015
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

            Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century (Paperback)

            By Andrews, Kehinde

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            Calls for us to rediscover the Black radical tradition, and considers how this tradition can be reinvented for the 21st century.

            ISBN 9781786992772
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Blackness in Britain
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