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            Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga
               

            Te Ata o Tu: The Shadow of Tumatauenga (Hardback)

            By Rice, Rebecca; Baker, Matiu; Cooper, Katie; Fitzgerald, Michael

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 22

            The New Zealand Wars of 1845-72 were a series of bitter and bloody conflicts between Maori and Pakeha that extended from Wairau to the Bay of Islands, and from Taranaki to the East Cape. This major book visits Te Papa's rich Matauranga Maori, History and Art collections to expl...ore the material and visual culture, taonga and artefacts connected with key events and players associated with the Wars.
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            ISBN 9780994146083
            Published NZ 31 Dec 2022
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust'
             

            A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the 'Forgotten Holocaust' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosenberg, Otto

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 22

            A unique and deeply affecting memoir of a child's survival in the Roma and Sinti holocaust

            ISBN 9781800961104
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2022
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa
             

            Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa (Paperback)

            By O'Malley, Vincent

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $39.99
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            Evoking emotions from the most turbulent time in our country's history, this book takes us to the heart of the New Zealand Wars with a series of first-hand accounts from Maori and Pakeha who either fought in or witnessed the conflicts that ravaged New Zealand between 1845 and 187...2.
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            ISBN 9781988587790
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Kainga: People, Land and Belonging
             

            Kainga: People, Land and Belonging (Paperback)

            By Tapsell, Paul

            • RRP: $14.99
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            Through his own experience and the stories of his tipuna, Paul Tapsell (Te Arawa, Ngati Raukawa) charts the destruction caused by the alienation of his people from their kainga and whenua, and from each other.

            ISBN 9781988587585
            Published NZ 15 Dec 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Portable Magic: A History of Books and their Readers
             

            Portable Magic: A History of Books and their Readers (Hardback)

            By Smith, Emma

            • RRP: $50.00
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            Most of what we say about books is really about their contents- the rosy nostalgic glow for childhood reading, the lifetime companionship of a much-loved novel. But books are things as well as words, objects in our lives as well as worlds in our heads. And just as we crack their ...spines, loosen their leaves and write in their margins, so they disrupt and disorder us in turn. All books are, as Stephen King put it, 'a uniquely portable magic'. In this thrilling new history, Emma Smith shows us why. Portable Magic unfurls an exciting, iconoclastic and ambitious new story of the book in human hands, exploring when, why and how it acquired its particular hold over humankind. Gathering together a millennium's worth of pivotal encounters with volumes big and small, Smith compellingly argues that, as much as their contents, it is books' physical form - their 'bookhood' - that lends them their distinctive and sometimes dangerous magic. From the Diamond Sutra to Jilly Cooper's Riders, to a book made of wrapped slices of cheese, Smith uncovers how this composite artisanal object has, for centuries, embodied and extended relationships between readers, nations, ideologies and cultures, in significant and unpredictable ways. She celebrates the rise of the mass-market paperback, and dismantles the myth that print began with Gutenberg; she reveals how our reading habits have been shaped by American soldiers, and proposes a new definition of a 'classic'. Ultimately, Smith illuminates the ways in which our relationship with the written word is more reciprocal - and more turbulent - than we tend to imagine- for better or worse, books do not simply reflect humankind, but have also defined who we are, turning us into the readers they would like to have.
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            ISBN 9780241427262
            Released NZ 17 May 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed By the Rise of Fascism
             

            A Village in the Third Reich: How Ordinary Lives Were Transformed By the Rise of Fascism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boyd, Julia; Patel, Angelika

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jul 22

            A stunningly evocative portrait of Hitler's Germany through the people of a single village.

            ISBN 9781783966561
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2022
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
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            The Forgotten
             

            The Forgotten (Hardback)

            By Chamberlain, Mary

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            How do you rebuild a life from the ashes of despair?

            ISBN 9781786079077
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945
              

            Blood and Ruins: The Great Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Hardback)

            By Overy, Richard

            • RRP: $104.33
            • $104.33
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            Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. He argues that this was the 'great imperial war', a violent end to almost a century of global imperial expansion which reached its peak in the ambition...s of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. How war on a huge scale was fought, supplied, paid for, supported by mass mobilization and morally justified forms the heart of this new account. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked these imperial projects, the war and its aftermath. This war was as deadly for civilians as it was for the military, a war to the death over the future of the global order. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece from of one of the most renowned historians of the Second World War, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew.
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            ISBN 9780713995626
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Diamond Queen: The Last Great Monarch?
             

            The Diamond Queen: The Last Great Monarch? (Paperback)

            By Marr, Andrew

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 22

            Political journalist Andrew Marr's vivid account of the Queen and her reign over Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

            ISBN 9781035001644
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Age of The Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy around the World

            The Age of The Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy around the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rachman, Gideon

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In The Age of the Strongman, Gideon Rachman finds global coherence in the chaos of the new nationalism, leadership cults and hostility to liberal democracy. We are in a new era- authoritarian leaders have become a central feature of global politics. Since 2000, self-styled strong...men have risen to power in capitals as diverse as Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. These leaders are nationalists and social conservatives, with little tolerance for minorities, dissent or the interests of foreigners. At home, they claim to be standing up for ordinary people against globalist elites; abroad, they posture as the embodiments of their nations. And everywhere they go, they encourage a cult of personality. What's more, these leaders are not just operating in authoritarian political systems but have begun to emerge in the heartlands of liberal democracy. While in the West the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump in 2016 mark a watershed, the new era started at the beginning of the new millennium, when Vladimir Putin took power in Russia. How and why did this new style of strongman leadership arrive? How likely is it to lead the world into war or economic collapse? And what liberal forces are in place not only to keep these strongmen in check but to reverse the trend? With the world in the grip of a global pandemic and on the verge of environmental catastrophe, their actions have consequences not just for their nations but for the whole planet. From Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro to Erdogan, Xi and Modi, Gideon Rachman pays full attention to the strongman phenomenon around the world and uncovers the complex and often surprising interaction between these leaders. In the process, he finds the common themes in our local nightmares and offers a bold new paradigm for understanding our world. Whilst others have tried to understand the emergence of these new leaders individually, The Age of the Strongman provides the first truly global treat
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            ISBN 9781847926425
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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