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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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            Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger
              

            Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger (Hardback)

            By Cohen, David

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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            A FORMER NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER CANDIDLY REVIEWS HIS LIFE AND THE STATE OF THE NATION

            ISBN 9780995123021
            Published NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gillard, Julia; Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi

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            Women and Leadership presents a lively and readable analysis of how gender impacts the access of women to positions of political leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. Analysing the les...sons learned from these women, Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala provide a road map of essential knowledge to inspire all of us. Women leaders often have biographies published but the approach taken to analysing gender is not consistent. Authors may shy away from dealing deeply with gender questions fearing a backlash if a book is seen to be whinging in tone. Women and Leadership fills that void and takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women leaders. The same interview questions were used to examine each woman's journey in leadership and their real world experiences were tested against the authors' hypothesis of how gender impacts leadership. Resulting in an action agenda for change that will make it more likely women leaders are treated fairly and with no gender bias. Featuring- Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May, Michelle Bachelet, Joyce Banda, Erna Solberg, Christine Lagarde and more.
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            ISBN 9780143794288
            Published NZ 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
              

            Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man (Hardback)

            By Trump, Mary L, PH D.

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            In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who... now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric.
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            ISBN 9781982141462
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump
             

            The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump (Hardback)

            By Jordan, Mary

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            Revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan.

            ISBN 9781982113407
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family

            The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, James

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            Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses - yet, even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.

            ISBN 9781529125108
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Little Book of Politics

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

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            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426432
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            100 Things Successful Leaders Do: Little lessons in leadership
             

            100 Things Successful Leaders Do: Little lessons in leadership (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cumberland, Nigel

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              25 Aug 20

            DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT LEADER? 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL LEADERS DO is the definitive guide to leadership.

            ISBN 9781529353310
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads
             

            Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads (Hardback)

            By Rundell, David

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            • Pub Date
              17 Sep 20

            Something extraordinary is happening in Saudi Arabia where a traditional, tribal society is rapidly implementing significant economic and social reforms. An army of foreign consultants is rewriting the social contract. The experienced though aging King Salman has cracked down har...d on corruption. His dynamic though inexperienced son, Mohammad, is promoting a more tolerant Islam. Is all this a new vision for Saudi Arabia or merely a mirage likely to dissolve into Iranian-style revolution? David Rundell, one of America's foremost experts on Saudi Arabia, explains how the country has been stable for so long and what is really happening today. The book provides new information for those interested in Middle East politics, global energy markets, or the influence of Islam in the twenty-first century. More importantly, it is a well-structured framework for thinking about one of the world's more significant, but least understood, nations.
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            ISBN 9781838605933
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House
             

            Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House (Hardback)

            By Smith, Michael S.; Boodro, Michael; Russell, Margaret

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            The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House.

            ISBN 9780847864799
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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