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            A Long Petal of the Sea

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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            That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Vanishing Sky
             

            The Vanishing Sky (Hardback)

            By Binder, L. Annette

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            All these years later and nothing had changed. Young men left and they came back broken or not at all. It is 1945 in Heidenfeld, Germany, and Etta's sons are gone. At fifteen, Georg is away training at a school for the Hitler Youth. Max, nineteen and fearless, is about to come ho...me from the Eastern front a changed man. And then there's Etta's husband, Josef, determined to do everything for his country - no matter the cost. The Vanishing Sky is a Second World War novel seen through German eyes, a story of the irreparable damage of war on the home front, and one family's participation - involuntary, unseen or direct - in a dangerous regime. Drawing inspiration from her own father's time in the Hitler Youth, L. Annette Binder has crafted a spellbinding novel about the daring choices we make for country and for family.
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            ISBN 9781526616722
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Vanishing Sky
             

            The Vanishing Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Binder, L. Annette

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            All these years later and nothing had changed. Young men left and they came back broken or not at all. It is 1945 in Heidenfeld, Germany, and Etta's sons are gone. At fifteen, Georg is away training at a school for the Hitler Youth. Max, nineteen and fearless, is about to come ho...me from the Eastern front a changed man. And then there's Etta's husband, Josef, determined to do everything for his country - no matter the cost. The Vanishing Sky is a Second World War novel seen through German eyes, a story of the irreparable damage of war on the home front, and one family's participation - involuntary, unseen or direct - in a dangerous regime. Drawing inspiration from her own father's time in the Hitler Youth, L. Annette Binder has crafted a spellbinding novel about the daring choices we make for country and for family.
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            ISBN 9781526616715
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            The Little Book of Politics
             

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            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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            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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            Surviving Autocracy
             

            Surviving Autocracy (Hardback)

            By Gessen, Masha

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            'An indispensable voice of and for this moment' Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny Many of us are consumed by news cycles reporting on Trump's latest astonishing policy or declaration, and the overwhelming sense we have is one of confusion and incredulity - how could this be ha...ppening? As the 2020 US Presidential race takes shape, SURVIVING AUTOCRACY provides an indispensable overview of the calamitous trajectory of the past few years. Drawing on her Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, acclaimed New Yorker journalist and prize-winning author Masha Gessen links together seemingly disparate elements of Trump's regime to offer a roadmap for understanding Trump's approach, policies and ultimate aims. Highlighting an inventory of ravages to liberal democracy, including the corrosion of the media, the justice system and cultural norms, she posits that America is in the throws of an autocratic attempt. Gessen's penetrating analysis offers a new political discourse to replace that which has been so thoroughly degraded, and with it, a clearer path to action. Manifesto-like, Surviving Autocracy is threaded with solutions to the current situation, such as developing a political language that encompasses autocratic impulses, a more agile and honest media, and a visionary moral politics to counter Trump's extraordinary on-going assault.
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            ISBN 9781783786763
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The New Normal

            The New Normal (Hardback, edition)

            By O'Hagan, Ellie Mae

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            Journalist, campaigner and podcast co-host with Owen Jones, Ellie Mae O'Hagan has emerged as one of the smartest observers of contemporary politics, and in The New Normal provides a brilliant and incisive analysis of the current political watershed we face.

            ISBN 9780008311926
            Released NZ 18 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
              

            In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom (EPUB ebook)

            By Park, Yeonmi

            Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. This book tells the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; and, her harrowing escape through China's underworld... of smugglers and human traffickers.
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            ISBN 9780241973042
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            Language en
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2015
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Girl with Seven Names
              

            The Girl with Seven Names (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Lee, Hyeonseo; With John, David

            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

            ISBN 9780007554867
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            Released NZ 2 Jul 2015
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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