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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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            Westwind: The classic lost thriller

            Westwind: The classic lost thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Rankin, Ian

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            A masterclass in cat-and-mouse espionage suspense - and the last lost novel - from the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin...

            ISBN 9781409196051
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion
             

            Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kay, Elizabeth

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            A natural leader, Eddie Norman's first experience of action was at El Alamein in 1942 as a platoon commander, and during the Italian campaign he quickly rose to command 25 Battalion. Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion is told by Eddie's daughter Elizabeth Kay using his letters and oth...er writings, 200 images and a series of custom-made maps.
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            ISBN 9781988595061
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher The Cuba Press
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            Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

            Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition)

            By Humphreys, Richard

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            Based on the first-hand experiences of a man who served on a submarine during the Cold War, Under Pressure is the shockingly candid, visceral, droll and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in one of the most extreme man-made environments in the world.

            ISBN 9780008313067
            Released NZ 18 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lownie, Andrew

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            A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. On...ce the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA. From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War. From Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Family, including the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon. ****************************** Praise for Stalin's Englishman, a Guardian Book of the Year, Times Best Biography of the Year and Mail on Sunday Biography of the Year: 'An abundance of vivid detail... a matchless and splendidly exciting read' Times 'Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel' Sunday Telegraph
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            ISBN 9781788702607
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moorehead, Caroline

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            Between 1943 and 1945, as the Allies fought their way north against the German invaders and Mussolini's rump Fascist state, thousands of men and women throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators.

            ISBN 9781784741419
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
             

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Hardback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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            ISBN 9781408864371
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
             

            A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)

            By Kraus, Dita

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            The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZDita Kraus was born in Prague in 1929 - in her powerful new memoir she writes about her childhood before the war and then during the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto ...at Terezin and from there to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen.
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            ISBN 9781529106053
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            The History of the SAS

            The History of the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ryan, Chris

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            A history of the SAS from the men on the ground

            ISBN 9781529324655
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces
              

            The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces (Hardback)

            By Neville, Leigh

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            Using previously unpublished images from around the world, as well as maps and illustrations. The Elite: The A-Z Encyclopedia of Modern Special Forces is the ultimate guide to the secretive world of modern Special Forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eag...le Claw in Iran and the recapture of the Iranian Embassy in London and then forward to recent operations against al Shabaab and Islamic State. Entries also detail units ranging from the New Zealand SAS Group to the Polish GROM and key individuals from Iraq counter-terrorism strategist General Stanley McChrystal to Victoria Cross winner SASR Corporal Mark Donaldson.Answering questions such as: How much the latest four-tube night vision goggles worn by the SEALs in Zero Dark Thirty cost, what types of parachutes are used to covertly parachute into a target location, and if Special Forces still use HALO jumps, this book is the definitive single-source guide to the world's elite Special Forces.
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            ISBN 9781472824295
            Released NZ 28 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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