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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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              7 Jul 21

            The explosive diaries of a former Tory Minister

            ISBN 9780008422264
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy

            King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dobbs, Michael

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            A riveting account - told from inside the White House - of the crucial days, hours, and moments when the Watergate conspiracy consumed and ultimately toppled a president. In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. B...ut by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized into what White House counsel John Dean called 'a full-blown cancer'. King Richard is the intimate, utterly absorbing narrative of the tension-packed hundred days when the Watergate burglars and their handlers in the administration turned on one another, revealing their direct connection ties to the White House. Drawing on thousands of hours of newly released taped recordings, Michael Dobbs takes us into the very heart of the conspiracy, recreating these dramatic events in unprecedentedly vivid detail. He captures the growing paranoia of the principal players and their desperate attempts to deflect blame as the noose tightened around them and the daily pressures became increasingly unbearable. At the centre of this spellbinding drama is Nixon himself, a man whose strengths - particularly his determination to win at all costs - were also his fatal flaws. Structured like a classical tragedy with a uniquely American twist, this is an epic and deeply human story of ambition, power, and betrayal.
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            ISBN 9781922310781
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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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            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

            • RRP: $29.92
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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 - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series For Beginners
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            Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
             

            Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kearns Goodwin, Doris

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            An engrossing biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals Hailed by the New York Times as the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read, Doris Kearns Goodwin's extraordinary and insightful book draws from... meticulous research in addition to the author's time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Lyndon Johnson's term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th president's life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawn from personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation's most compelling politicians.
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            ISBN 9781250313966
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
            Publisher Thomas Dunne Book for St. Mart
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            Wiremu Pere: The Life and Times of a Maori Leader, 1837-1915
              

            Wiremu Pere: The Life and Times of a Maori Leader, 1837-1915 (Hardback)

            By Pere, Joseph Te Kani; et al.

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            Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism and entered parliament to stand up for his East Coast people, yet w...as astute in his business dealings and was compromised in the views of many Pakeha and Maori. This handsome book, illustrated with numerous photographs, whakapapa and maps, sets out the many sides Wi Pere's life and times with a particular focus on his family life, parliamentary career and contributions to the East Coast.
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            ISBN 9781877514098
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 14+ 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

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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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            Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

            Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss (Hardback)

            By Bush Hager, Jenna

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            The former first daughter and granddaughter ... shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life --

            ISBN 9780062960627
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Winston Churchill: At War and Thinking of War before 1939
             

            Winston Churchill: At War and Thinking of War before 1939 (Paperback)

            Edited by McKercher, B. J. C.; Capet, Antoine

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            Although remembered and even lauded in the public mind as the British prime minister during the Second World War who played a major role in Allied victory over the Axis Powers and Japan, Winston Churchill had a life and political career before 1939 conditioned by fighting other w...ars and, in peacetime, thinking about war. While historians debate his achievements and failures between 1939 and 1945, a less explored dimension is Churchill's earlier connexion with war and warfare. This book explores Churchill's earlier experience in fighting wars as a soldier and politician.
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            ISBN 9780367662363
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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