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            Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference

            Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference (Paperback, ITPE Edition)

            By Maxwell, John C.; Hoskins, Rob

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            Two of today's most respected world-changers, leadership expert John C. Maxwell and global development leader Rob Hoskins, share their real-world experiences helping to transform millions of lives, communities, and businesses around the world to show people how to be the change t...he world needs and help others do the same.
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            ISBN 9781400224920
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

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            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780241501764
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

            The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid (Hardback)

            By Wright, Lawrence

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            'In the twenty-first century, infectious disease seemed like a nuisance, not like a mortal threat.' Just as Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower became the defining account of our century's first devastating event, 9/11, so The Plague Year will become the defining account of the s...econd. The story starts with the initial moments of Covid's appearance in Wuhan and ends with Joseph Biden's inauguration in an America ravaged by well over 400,000 deaths - a mortality already some ten times worse than US combat deaths in the entire Vietnam War. This is an anguished, furious memorial to a year in which all of America's great strengths - its scientific knowledge, its great civic and intellectual institutions, its spirit of voluntarism and community - were brought low not by a terrifying new illness alone, but by political incompetence and cynicism on a scale for which there has been no precedent. With insight, sympathy, clarity and rage, The Plague Year allows the reader to see the unfolding of this great tragedy, talking with individuals on the frontline, bringing together many moving and surprising stories and painting a devastating picture of a country literally and fatally misled.
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            ISBN 9780241530443
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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

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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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            Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
             

            Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Duckworth, Tammy

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            The incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.

            ISBN 9781538718506
            Released NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Value(s): Building a Better World for All

            Value(s): Building a Better World for All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carney, Mark

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            Our world is full of fault lines - growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the... rise.
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            ISBN 9780008421137
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rushdie, Salman

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            Languages of Truth offers Salman Rushdie's most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating dee...p truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of truth, revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.
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            ISBN 9781787331945
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance
             

            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance (Hardback)

            By Mason, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it. In The Truth Is ...Not Enough, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, and it has haunted us throughout the twentieth century. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out. From the ashes of Covid-19, we have an opportunity to create a fairer, more equal society. To do so, we must ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it?
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            ISBN 9780141996394
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sweat and Salt Water: Selected Works
              

            Sweat and Salt Water: Selected Works (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Teaiwa, Teresia Kieuea; Edited by Teaiwa, Katerina; Henderson, April K.; Wesley-Smith, Terence; Series edited by Kabutaulaka, Tarcisius

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Features a selection of Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa's scholarly and creative contributions captured in print over a professional career cut short at the height of her productivity. The collection honours her legacy in various scholarly fields, including Pacific studies, Indigenous stud...ies, literary studies, security studies, and gender studies.
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            ISBN 9780824890285
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pacific Islands Monograph Series
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            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Hardback)

            By Rushdie, Salman

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Languages of Truth offers Salman Rushdie's most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating dee...p truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of truth, revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.
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            ISBN 9781787331938
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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