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            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary
             

            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary (Hardback)

            By Ratner, Michael; Smith, Michael Steven

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            In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world s most storied revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che s career from an ea...rly politicization recounted in The Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his companero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on Che s final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the revolution that had begun in Havana, Che is wounded, captured and, soon after, executed. Bound and helpless, Che s last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian Army, were: Remember, you are killing a man. Referencing internal US government documentation, much of it never before published, Ratner and Smith bring their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from the agency disavowing any US role in the murder were merely attempts to provide plausible deniability for the Johnson administration.The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as it ever was. Protestors around the world continue to use his image. For anyone drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, How the CIA Killed Che will engage, anger, and educate.
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            ISBN 9781510711013
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
             

            FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Powell, Jim

            Powell argues that Roosevelt's New Deal actually hampered the recovery of the American economy, prolonged and added to unemployment, and set the stage for ever more intrusive and costly government.

            ISBN 9781400054770
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2004
            Publisher Random House
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            Gough Whitlam: His Time
             

            Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Jenny

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            Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
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            ISBN 9780522857931
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Hitler: Volume II: Downfall 1939-45
             

            Hitler: Volume II: Downfall 1939-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ullrich, Volker

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            and when he realised that the war was lost, he embarked on the annihilation of Germany itself in punishment of the German people who had failed to hand him victory.

            ISBN 9781847922885
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Hitler Biographies
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            A Promised Land

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Promises to Keep

            Promises to Keep (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Biden, Joe

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            President-elect Joe Biden tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama's beloved, influential vice president. 'I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a... noble calling. - Joe Biden Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, he reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary honesty and wit, Biden movingly and eloquently recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, world leaders, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life - to work to make people's lives better; to honour family and faith; to value persistence, candour, and honesty - are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a politician who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of America's most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. 'A compelling personal story.' -The New York Times 'Moving ... Biden's response to tragedy and near death is both admirable and likeable.' -Salon 'A ripping good read ... Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.' -The Christian Science Monitor
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            ISBN 9781922310897
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Barcelona Dreaming

            Barcelona Dreaming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thomson, Rupert

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            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
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            Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia
             

            Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia (Paperback)

            By Leahy, Helen

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            "This biography of Tariana Turia sees family members, iwi leaders, social justice advocates and politicians share their experiences of this remarkable woman. While parliament was not originally part of her life plan, Tariana Turia was involved in many community initiatives. A tur...ning point came in 1995, when Tariana's leadership was evident in the reoccupation of Pakaitore. Here was a woman with the courage to care, the determination to speak up and a deep commitment to whanau. Inevitably, she was invited to stand in the 1996 general election. In her eighteen years as an MP, she advanced thinking in the disability area, advocated for tobacco reform and spoke out about sexual abuse, violence and racism. She also led the Whanau Ora initiative. In 2004, she crossed the floor, leading to the birth of the Maori Party"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775501633
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2015
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

            The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Paperback)

            By Harris, Kamala

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            Through the arc of her own life, Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, purpose, and values and grapples with complex issues that affect America and the world at large, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accele...rating inequality.
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            ISBN 9781529114461
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Palace Letters: The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam

            The Palace Letters: The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hocking, Professor Jenny

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            What role did the queen play in the governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, which unleashed one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history? And why weren't we told? Under the cover of being designated as private ...correspondence, the letters between the queen and the governor-general about the dismissal have been locked away for decades in the National Archives of Australia, and embargoed by the queen potentially forever. This ruse has furthered the fiction that the queen and the Palace had no warning of or role in Kerr's actions. In the face of this, Professor Jenny Hocking embarked on a four-year legal battle to force the Archives to release the letters. In 2015, she mounted a crowd-funded campaign, securing a stellar pro bono team that took her case all the way to the High Court of Australia. Now, drawing on never-before-published material from Kerr's archives and her submissions to the court, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the private role of High Court judges, the queen's private secretary, and the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser, in Kerr's actions, and the prior knowledge of the queen and Prince Charles. Hocking also reveals the obstruction, intrigue, and duplicity she faced, raising disturbing questions about the role of the National Archives in preventing access to its own historical material and in enforcing royal secrecy over its documents.
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            ISBN 9781922310248
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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