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            The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War
             

            The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War (Hardback)

            By Whitlock, Craig; The Washington Post

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 21

            The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public about the longest war in American history.

            ISBN 9781982159009
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

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            The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House d...uring a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency's inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail. Focused on Trump and the key players around him-the doctors, generals, senior advisers, and Trump family members- Rucker and Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. These witnesses to history tell the story of him longing to deploy the military to the streets of American cities to crush the protest movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, all to bolster his image of strength ahead of the election. These sources saw firsthand his refusal to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously-even to the point of allowing himself and those around him to be infected. This is a story of a nation sabotaged-economically, medically, and politically-by its own leader, culminating with a groundbreaking, minute-by-minute account of exactly what went on in the Capitol building on January 6, as Trump's supporters so easily breached the most sacred halls of American democracy, and how the president reacted. With unparalleled access, Rucker and Leonnig explain and expose exactly who enabled-and who foiled-Trump as he sought desperately to cling to power.
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            ISBN 9781526642653
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency

            Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wolff, Michael

            • RRP: $37.99
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            New non-fiction title from The Bridge Street Press

            ISBN 9781408714652
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (2020 reissue)
             

            The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (2020 reissue) (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Stewart, Trenton Lee

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            Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance are back - but so is Mr Curtain, with another devious scheme! Can the Mysterious Benedict Society thwart Mr Curtain's plans, even whilst held prisoner? Join them on their adventure as they face all sorts of dilemmas, ina bid to save Stonetown. T...he third book in the New York Times bestselling series!
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            ISBN 9781913322342
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mysterious Benedict Society
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            The Cult of We: Wework and the Great Start-Up Delusion

            The Cult of We: Wework and the Great Start-Up Delusion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Eliot; Farrell, Maureen

            • RRP: $39.99
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            The riveting inside story of WeWork and the brash founder who briefly turned it into the country's most valuable startup before his own epic unraveling, from the Wall Street Journal reporters whose scoops hastened the company's downfall.

            ISBN 9780008389390
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

            Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Preston, John

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            A dramatic, gripping account of the rise and fall of the notorious business tycoon Robert Maxwell from the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal - available for pre-order now In February 1991, Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour on board his yach...t, the Lady Ghislaine. He had come to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph and when Maxwell went to dine in the most fashionable Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, all the diners gave him a standing ovation. 10 months later, he disappeared off the same yacht and several hours later was found dead in the water. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and unscrupulousness. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly. What went so wrong? How did a man who had once laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck? 'Preston is a natural storyteller' The Times
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            ISBN 9780241388693
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year
             

            I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year (Hardback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $41.33
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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House d...uring a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency's inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail. Focused on Trump and the key players around him-the doctors, generals, senior advisers, and Trump family members- Rucker and Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. These witnesses to history tell the story of him longing to deploy the military to the streets of American cities to crush the protest movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, all to bolster his image of strength ahead of the election. These sources saw firsthand his refusal to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously-even to the point of allowing himself and those around him to be infected. This is a story of a nation sabotaged-economically, medically, and politically-by its own leader, culminating with a groundbreaking, minute-by-minute account of exactly what went on in the Capitol building on January 6, as Trump's supporters so easily breached the most sacred halls of American democracy, and how the president reacted. With unparalleled access, Rucker and Leonnig explain and expose exactly who enabled-and who foiled-Trump as he sought desperately to cling to power.
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            ISBN 9781526642639
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference

            Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shimer, David

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            'This pioneering and judicious history of foreign intervention in elections should be read by everyone who wants to defend democracy now.' Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny The definitive account of covert operations to influence elections from the Cold War to 2016 - and why t...he threat is greater than ever in 2020. Russia's interference in 2016 marked only the latest chapter of a hidden and revelatory history. In Rigged, David Shimer tells the sweeping story of covert electoral interference past and present. He exposes decades of secret operations - by the CIA, the KGB, and Vladimir Putin's Russia - to shape electoral outcomes, melding deep historical research with groundbreaking interviews with more than 130 key players, from former CIA directors to a KGB general. What Americans should make of Russia's attack in 2016 is still hotly debated, even after the release of the Mueller Report and years of media coverage. Shimer shows that Putin's operation was, in fact, a continuation of an ongoing struggle, using familiar weapons radically enhanced by new technology. Casting aside partisanship and sensationalism, Rigged reveals new details about what Russia achieved in 2016, how the United States responded, and why Putin has also been interfering in elections across the globe in recent years. Understanding 2016 as one battle in a much longer war is essential to understanding the critical threat currently posed to America's electoral sovereignty and how to defend against it. Illuminating how the lessons of the past can be used to protect our democracy in the future, Rigged is an essential book for readers of every political persuasion.
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            ISBN 9780008415815
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department

            Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department (Hardback)

            By Honig, Elie

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            CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history, with stunning new scandals bubbling to the surface even after Barr's departure from office.

            ISBN 9780063092365
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bergstrom, Carl T.; West, Jevin D.

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            Bullshit isn't what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it's increasingly difficult to know what's true. Our media... environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don't feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don't need a lot of technical expertise to call out problems with data. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology, Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshit. We have always needed people who call bullshit when necessary, whether within a circle of friends, a community of scholars, or the citizenry of a nation. Now that bullshit has evolved, we need to relearn the art of skepticism.
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            ISBN 9780525509202
            Publisher Random House
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