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            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy
              

            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy (Hardback)

            By Vani, Supriya; Harte, Carl A.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            A comprehensively researched biography, covering at the feminist narrative and many influences that have made Jacinda Ardern the globally admired leader she is.

            ISBN 9781743797211
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Barcelona Dreaming
             

            Barcelona Dreaming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thomson, Rupert

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Jun 21

            Set on the eve of the financial crash of 2008, Barcelona Dreaming is made up of three stories that are linked by time and place, and also by the moving, unexpected interactions of a rich cast of characters.

            ISBN 9781472153531
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dikoetter, Frank

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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            ISBN 9781408891612
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Joe Biden: American Dreamer

            Joe Biden: American Dreamer (Hardback)

            By Osnos, Evan

            • RRP: $42.99
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            A concise, brilliant and trenchant examination of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his lifelong quest for the presidency Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest - fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career ...that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship - an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.
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            ISBN 9781526635174
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Truths We Hold (Young Reader's Edition)
              

            The Truths We Hold (Young Reader's Edition) (Paperback)

            By Harris, Kamala

            • RRP: $21.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has... blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dear-those of community, equality, and justice. An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible.
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            ISBN 9781847927019
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Stalin: A Beginner's Guide

            Stalin: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)

            By Ascher, Abraham

            • RRP: $21.99
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            A rigorous introduction to the infamous despot and one of the key figures of modern history

            ISBN 9781780749136
            Released NZ 23 Nov 2016
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Beginner's Guides
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            In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister
             

            In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister (Hardback)

            By Duncan, Alan

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jul 21

            The explosive diaries of a former Tory Minister

            ISBN 9780008422264
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows

            Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows (Hardback)

            By Scurr, Ruth

            • RRP: $75.00
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            A revelatory portrait of Napoleon to mark the 200th anniversary of his death, written for our own time, not in power politics or epic battles, but through his love of nature and the gardens that gave his revolutionary life its light and shade Napoleon's gardens range from his chi...ldhood olive groves in Corsica, to Josephine's gardens and menageries in Paris, to gardens in Cairo, Rome and on Elba, to the walled garden of Hougoumont at the battle of Waterloo, and ultimately to Napoleon's final garden on St. Helena, where Chinese labourers built him a summerhouse, where he could sit and scan the sea in his final months. During the French Revolution ideas about nature - human nature, the natural world and exchanges between the two - were at the centre of fierce political debates and events. In this lively and perceptive cultural history, Napoleon is placed firmly in this context: he wanted to see himself as a patron of the sciences and progress, bringing an end to the Revolution and binding up its wounds. In fact he unleashed an era of destruction and war, causing millions of deaths across Europe. In this innovative biography, as uniquely fitting its subject as Ruth Scurr's applauded portraits of Robespierre and John Aubrey, Napoleon emerges a giant figure made human, seen through the eyes of those who knew him best - close witnesses, rich and poor, famed and obscure - in the shade of his gardens. The result is more vivid, multi-dimensional and haunting than any conventional biography, throwing us back in time, so that we see him before us, both as the Emperor hunting for glory and the man in an old straw hat, leaning on his spade.
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            ISBN 9781784741006
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant
             

            Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant (Paperback)

            By Holland, Heidi

            • RRP: $32.50
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            A portrait of Robert Mugabe, a man whose once brilliant career has ruined Zimbabwe and cast shame on the African continent. It charts Mugabe's gradual self-destruction, and uncovers some of the most respectable international players in the Zimbabwe tragedy.

            ISBN 9780141040790
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Fragrance of Tears: My Friendship with Benazir Bhutto

            The Fragrance of Tears: My Friendship with Benazir Bhutto (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Schofield, Victoria

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The story of a thirty-year friendship between a middle-class Englishwoman and a wealthy Pakistani woman who rose to be one the most powerful politicians in Asia, set against a backdrop of seismic political events.

            ISBN 9781789544480
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            486 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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