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            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand
             

            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)

            By Hayward, Janine; Greaves, Lara; Timperley, Claire

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            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand (Seventh edition) is the principal guide to the political context, institutions and processes of government in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9780190325497
            Published NZ 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Zero Fail: the rise and fall of the Secret Service

            Zero Fail: the rise and fall of the Secret Service (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leonnig, Carol

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            The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 - by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestse...lling co-author of A Very Stable Genius 'This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work - the determinative work - in this field . . . Terrifying.' Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 - by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of A Very Stable Genius Carol Leonnig has been reporting on the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the secrets, scandals, and shortcomings that plague the agency today - from a toxic work culture to dangerously outdated equipment to the deep resentment within the ranks at key agency leaders, who put protecting the agency's once-hallowed image before fixing its flaws. But the Secret Service wasn't always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with theath of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by its failure to protect the president on that fateful day in Dallas, this once-sleepy agency was radically transformed into an elite, highly trained unit that would redeem itself several times, most famously in 1981 by thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and excellence would not last forever. By Barack Obama's presidency, the once-proud Secret Service was running on fumes and beset by mistakes and alarming lapses in judgement- break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing into the windows of the residence while confused a
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            ISBN 9781922585271
            Published NZ 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Peril
             

            Peril (Hardback)

            By Woodward, Bob; Costa, Robert

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            Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cover the end of the Trump presidency and the early months of the Biden presidency.

            ISBN 9781982182915
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hicks, Barbara Jean; Illustrated by Hendra, Sue

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            What do monsters eat? The waitress in this restaurant just doesn't have a clue.Monsters don't eat broccoli!How could she think we do? In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rath...er snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all! This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.
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            ISBN 9780385755214
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 3-7 years
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            Rage
             

            Rage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Woodward, Bob

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            Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the pr...esident was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump's head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans. In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months--an utterly vivid window into Trump's mind--the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the dynamite behind every door. At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump's responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president. Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants' notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a fantasy film. Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. Don't worry about it, Bob. Okay? Trump told the author in July. Don't worry about it. We'll get to do another book. You'll find I was r
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            ISBN 9781982131746
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Fear: Trump in the White House
             

            Fear: Trump in the White House (Hardback)

            By Woodward, Bob

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            THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisel...y how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.
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            ISBN 9781501175510
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Republic
              

            Republic (Paperback, New edition)

            By Plato; Translated by Davies, John Llewelyn; Vaughan, David James; Introduction by Watt, Stephen; Series edited by Griffith, Tom

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            The Republic deals with almost the whole range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual. It combines argument with myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by leisures and appetites.

            ISBN 9781853264832
            Released NZ 7 May 1996
            Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
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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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            Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy

            Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy (Hardback)

            By Frum, David

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            They're seeking cultural revenge.In Trumpocalypse, David Frum looks at the causes of our tragic national fragmentation and lays out a plan to restore a democracy at home-and renew American leadership abroad.

            ISBN 9780062978417
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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