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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 Dikotter, Frank

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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
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            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

            Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would b...e all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
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            ISBN 9781526609083
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
             

            A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Hardback)

            By Leonnig, Carol D.; Rucker, Philip

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            Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and tested American institutions. It would b...e all too easy to mistake Trump's first term for pure chaos. But Leonnig and Rucker show that in fact there is a pattern and meaning to the daily disorder. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with first-hand witnesses and rigorous original reporting, the authors reveal the 45th President up close, take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and assess the consequences.
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            ISBN 9781526609076
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

            Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marquet, L. David

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            Few of us realize that much of our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues. Former U.S. ...Navy Captain David Marquet drew on his experiences transforming the USS Santa Fe from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best to write Turn the Ship Around! Marquet calls his approach Intent-Based Leadership, a set of principles and tools that help leaders empower their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do. His new book expands on those principles with a fresh approach to workplace communication. Marquet's insights and examples show how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in impact. Praise for Turn the Ship Around! 'I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 'To say I'm a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement... I'm a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn't just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them' Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why
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            ISBN 9780241373668
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them

            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them (Hardback)

            By Peel, Michael

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            What do Rodrigo Duterte, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Aung San Suu Kyi have in common?

            ISBN 9781786076595
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father

            Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pence, Charlotte; Foreword by Pence, Vice President Mike

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            A stirring portrait of Vice President Mike Pence from his own daughter: the story of a Christian husband and father who answers the call to serve America with his family by his side.

            ISBN 9781546076162
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself
              

            Mandela: Nelson Mandela by Himself (Hardback)

            By Mandela, Nelson

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            The first wholly accurate and authorised record of Nelson Mandela's most inspiring and historically important quotations. Nelson Mandela by Himself is the complete and fully authorised book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time.

            ISBN 9780143565918
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide
              

            Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated ed.)

            By Neer, Bob; Illustrated by Lee, Joe

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            New edition - Barack Obama For Beginners: An Essential Guide is the fastest and most reliable way to get up to speed on the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. It condenses the personal and political history of the first African-American nominee for his natio...n's highest office to provide a complete introduction to the Senator from Illinois. The text covers the candidate's family history and life experiences and beliefs, and discusses his strengths and weaknesses as a campaigner, legislator, and manager of people and resources. Entertaining illustrations enliven the reading experience and highlight important details, Barack Obama For Beginners keeps the focus on the candidate and his record -- accomplishments and missteps, praise and criticism -- to allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Visit www.BarackObamaForBeginners.com for complete source notes to the book, a timeline of events in the life of Barack Obama, updates and links to additional information. Short enough to read in an afternoon or on commutes, For Beginners(R) Essential Guides provide reliable information from a neutral point of view about public figures and current events so that readers can arrive at informed opinions on topics that affect their daily lives.
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            ISBN 9781934389447
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2009
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series For Beginners
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            Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour
              

            Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Richards, Steve

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            At the beginning of the financial crisis, in September 2008, Gordon Brown called an emergency press conference in which he declared, 'we will do whatever it takes to restore stability in the financial markets'.

            ISBN 9780007320325
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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

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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
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