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            Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
             

            Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback)

            By Montefiore, Simon Sebag

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            The thrilling biography of Stalin - an international bestseller

            ISBN 9781474614818
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Hardback)

            By Parks, Tim

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            Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to look at Italy past and present. In the summer of 1849, Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South Americ...a and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the besieged city for four long months, it was clear that only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of 2 July, riding alongside his heavily pregnant wife Anita, he led 4,000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, they crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on 2 August with just 250 survivours. The group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, but were intercepted by the Austrian navy. Anita was seriously ill. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy. With his partner Eleonora, Tim Parks follows their arduous journey in the summer of 2019, in a fascinating portrait of Italy past and present.
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            ISBN 9781787302150
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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            • Pub Date
              4 Oct 21

            The explosive diaries of a former Tory Minister

            ISBN 9780008422264
            Released NZ 4 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency Of Jimmy Carter
             

            The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency Of Jimmy Carter (Hardback)

            By Bird, Kai

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            An essential re-evaluation of the complex triumphs and tragedies of Jimmy Carter's presidential legacy--from the expert biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus Ever since Ronald Reagan's landslide win in November 1980, pundits have labeled Jimmy Carter...'s single term in the White House a failed presidency. But Carter's time as president is a compelling and underexplored story, marked by accomplishment and adversity. In this deeply researched, brilliantly written account, the first full presidential biography of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird approaches Carter's presidency with an expert hand, unfolding the story of Carter's four years with few allies inside Washington and a great many critics in the media. As president, Carter was not merely an outsider, but indeed an outlier. He was the only president in a century to grow up in the heart of the old confederacy, and though he held strongly to the separation of church and state, his born-again Christianity made him the most openly religious president in memory. As Bird shows, this background manifested itself in an unusual complex of arrogance, humility, and candor that neither Washington nor America was prepared to embrace. Forty years before today's broad public reckoning with the vast gulf between America's creed and its actions, Carter looked out over a nation torn by race, crippled by stagflation, and demoralized by both Watergate and Vietnam and prescribed a radical self-examination from which voters ultimately recoiled. The cost of Carter's unshakeable belief in doing the right thing would be a second term--and the ascendance of Reagan. The issues that Carter contended with in the late 1970s are still hotly debated today: national health care, growing inequality, energy independence, racism, immigration, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forty years after voters turned him out of the White House, Carter appears remarkably prescient on the major issues facing the country in the twenty-first c
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            ISBN 9780451495235
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Random House
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            First Friends
             

            First Friends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By GINSBERG; Coffey, Wayne

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            In the bestselling tradition of The Presidents Club and Presidential Courage, White House history as told through the stories of the best friends and closest confidants of American presidents.

            ISBN 9781538702925
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone (Hardback)

            By Moore, Charles

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            How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore's full acco...unt, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the Fall of the Berlin Wall which she had fought for and the rise of the modern EU which she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore's three-part biography of Britain's most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.
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            ISBN 9780241324745
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Kia Ora Chief!
             

            Kia Ora Chief! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gardiner, Wira

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            Celebrates the life and achievements of one of New Zealand's well-known politicians and Maori leaders. The book is based on interviews with sixty-five of Parekura Horomia's family, friends and colleagues, and it shares stories about his qualities, abilities and his tireless work.

            ISBN 9781775501626
            Published NZ 5 Dec 2014
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Spider Woman
             

            Spider Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hale, Lady

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 21

            Lady Hale is an inspirational figure admired for her historic achievements and for the causes she has championed. Spider Woman is her story. As 'a little girl from a little school in a little village in North Yorkshire', she only went into the law because her headteacher told her... she wasn't clever enough to study history. She became the most senior judge in the country but it was an unconventional path to the top. How does a self-professed 'girly swot' get ahead in a profession dominated by men? Was it a surprise that the perspectives of women and other disadvantaged groups had been overlooked, or that children's interests were marginalised? A lifelong smasher of glass-ceilings, who took as her motto 'women are equal to everything', her landmark rulings in areas including domestic violence, divorce, mental health and equality were her attempt to correct that. As President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale won global attention in finding the 2019 prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful. Yet that dramatic moment was merely the pinnacle of a career throughout which she was hailed as a pioneering reformer. Wise, warm and inspiring, Spider Woman shows how the law shapes our world and supports us in crisis. It is the story of how Lady Hale found that she could overcome the odds, which shows that anyone from similar beginnings will find that they can cope too.
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            ISBN 9781847926609
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation

            Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson fooled a nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walsh, Kerry-Anne

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            Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered nothing could be further from the truth. --

            ISBN 9781760112288
            Published NZ 26 Sep 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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