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            Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a life

            Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By De Hart, Jane Sherron

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            'A vivid account of a remarkable life' -The Washington Post In this bestselling comprehensive, revelatory biography - fifteen years of interviews and research in the making - historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion ...for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs was her Jewish background, specifically the concept of tikkun olam, the Hebrew injunction to repair the world, with its profound meaning for a young girl who grew up during the Holocaust and World War II. Ruth's journey begins with her mother, who died tragically young but whose intellect inspired her daughter's feminism. It stretches from Ruth's days as a baton twirler at Brooklyn's James Madison High School to Cornell University, and to Harvard and Columbia Law Schools; to becoming one of the first female law professors in the US and having to fight for equal pay and hide her second pregnancy to avoid losing her job; and to arguing momentous anti-sex discrimination cases before the US Supreme Court. All this, even before being nominated in 1993 to become the second woman on the court, where her crucial decisions and dissents are still making history. Intimately, personably told, this biography offers unprecedented insight into a pioneering life and legal career whose profound mark on American jurisprudence, American society, and American character and spirit will reverberate deep into the twenty-first century and beyond.
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            ISBN 9781922310736
            Published NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Palace Letters: The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam

            The Palace Letters: The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hocking, Professor Jenny

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            What role did the queen play in the governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, which unleashed one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history? And why weren't we told? Under the cover of being designated as private ...correspondence, the letters between the queen and the governor-general about the dismissal have been locked away for decades in the National Archives of Australia, and embargoed by the queen potentially forever. This ruse has furthered the fiction that the queen and the Palace had no warning of or role in Kerr's actions. In the face of this, Professor Jenny Hocking embarked on a four-year legal battle to force the Archives to release the letters. In 2015, she mounted a crowd-funded campaign, securing a stellar pro bono team that took her case all the way to the High Court of Australia. Now, drawing on never-before-published material from Kerr's archives and her submissions to the court, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the private role of High Court judges, the queen's private secretary, and the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser, in Kerr's actions, and the prior knowledge of the queen and Prince Charles. Hocking also reveals the obstruction, intrigue, and duplicity she faced, raising disturbing questions about the role of the National Archives in preventing access to its own historical material and in enforcing royal secrecy over its documents.
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            ISBN 9781922310248
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            American Kompromat: how the KGB cultivated Donald Trump, and related tales of sex, greed, power, and treachery

            American Kompromat: how the KGB cultivated Donald Trump, and related tales of sex, greed, power, and treachery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Unger, Craig

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            THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. American Kompromat unravels the Russian-influenced operations that amassed the dirty little secrets of the richest and most powerful men on earth. American Kompromat is based on extended and exclusive interviews with high-level sources in th...e KGB, CIA, and FBI, as well as lawyers at white-shoe Washington firms, associates of Jeffrey Epstein, and thousands of pages of FBI reports, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. A narrative offering jaw-dropping context, and set in Upper East Side mansions and private Caribbean islands, gigantic yachts, and private jets, American Kompromat shows that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, Russian operations transformed the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world into potent weapons that served its interests. Among its many revelations, American Kompromat addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era - and one that Unger argues is even more important now that Trump is out of office- Was Donald Trump a Russian asset? Just how compromised was he? And how could such an audacious feat have been accomplished? To answer these questions and more, Craig Unger reports, is to understand kompromat - operations that amassed compromising information on the richest and most powerful men on earth, and that leveraged power by appealing to what is, for some, the most prized possession of all- their vanity. This is a story that transcends the end of the Trump administration, illuminating a major underreported aspect of Trump's corruption that has profoundly damaged American democracy.
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            ISBN 9781922310958
            Published NZ 15 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Hate, Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
             

            Hate, Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taibbi, Matt

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            In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as the news is, i...n fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism's dirty tricks. Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, Hate Inc. will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.
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            ISBN 9781682194072
            Released NZ 22 Jun 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt

            Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Michael; Read by Baer, Barry

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            No. 1 NYT bestselling author Michael Savage calls out the mass hysteria mongers and their methods, and shows Americans that we must look to history to understand the present and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

            ISBN 9781546082910
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

            The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Bolton, John

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            Bolton's account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria's chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he says in the opening pages,... "If you don't like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk; all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work; and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else." The conflicts, ego and otherwise, are all there-from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea's Kim Jong Un. But so too is the story of a chaotic White House and of a President with his own set a rules. "The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning," writes Bolton, who served Reagan, and George HW Bush and George W. Bush. His account makes that clear.
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            ISBN 9781982167349
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi
              

            Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi (Paperback)

            By Hickford, Mark; Jones, Carwyn

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            Across the globe, there are numerous examples of treaties, compacts, or other negotiated agreements that mediate relationships between Indigenous peoples and states or settler communities. Perhaps the best known of these, New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi is a living, and historic...ally rich, illustration of this types of negotiated agreement, and both the symmetries and asymmetries of Indigenous-State relations. This collection refreshes the scholarly and public discourse relating to the Treaty of Waitangi and makes a significant contribution to the international discussion of Indigenous-State relations and reconciliation. The essays in this collection explore the diversity of meanings that have been ascribed to Indigenous-State compacts, such as the Treaty, by different interpretive communities. As such, they enable and illuminate a more dynamic conversation about their meanings and applications, as well as their critical role in processes of reconciliation and transitional justice today.
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            ISBN 9780367895440
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Indigenous Peoples and the Law
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            My Own Words

            My Own Words (Hardback)

            By Ginsburg, Ruth Bader; With Hartnett, Mary; Williams, Wendy W.

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            The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a ... collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had [an] ... influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture --

            ISBN 9781501145247
            Released NZ 4 Oct 2016
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Mao: The Unknown Story

            Mao: The Unknown Story (Paperback, New edition)

            By Halliday, Jon; Chang, Jung

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            Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before - and everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this book is the story of the life of Mao. It is full of revelations, exploding the myth of t...he Long March, and showing completely unknown Mao.
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            ISBN 9780099507376
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2009
            Publisher Vintage
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            Audience of One: Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

            Audience of One: Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Poniewozik, James

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            Audience of One reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of an insomniac, cable-news-junkie president.

            ISBN 9781631498152
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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