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            Once Upon a Time in Iraq
             

            Once Upon a Time in Iraq (Hardback)

            By Bluemel, James; Mansour, Renad

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              1 Sep 20

            As we gain more distance from those events, it can be argued that many of the issues facing us today - the rise of the Islamic State, increased Islamic terrorism, intensified violence in the Middle East, mass migration, and more - can be traced back to the decision to invade Iraq....
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            ISBN 9781785944567
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier

            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deng, Ayik Chut

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In episode 1 of the Ray Martin fronted SBS series Look me in the eye two South Sudanese migrants now resident in Brisbane sat across from each other and looked into each other's eyes. One of them, Ayik, was once a ten-year-old boy soldier training in the junior forces of the SPLA... and like many of the young boys hating it. He regularly ran away, sometimes to refugee camps, but was found, dragged bag and brutally punished by then fourteen-year-old Anyang, the man now sitting opposite him. After a tumultuous life in Africa, Ayik brings that trauma with him to Australia and at various times gets in trouble with the law over violence, alcohol and drugs. He is misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and is wrongly medicated for years. One day at a Brisbane church he looks across and sees his childhood torturer and is filled with hate. They do not interact then, but on their next encounter, a few years later, Ayik speaks with Anyang and says if they were still in Africa he would kill him. Thankfully a number of forces (including the law and parenthood and a better psychiatrist) eventually set Ayik on the straight and narrow. He is studying and working and hopes to be an actor. He has had small roles in films in Queensland including Thor - Ragnarok! An incredibly honest book showing that recovering from torture and war is a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges.
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            ISBN 9780143796299
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre
             

            Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre (Paperback, New title)

            Edited by Anderson, David L.

            The My Lai massacre of March 16, 1968, and the court martial of Lt. William Calley a year and a half later are among the bleakest episodes of the Vietnam War. This work examines its haunting legacy through an exchange of contemporary viewpoints.

            ISBN 9780700610570
            Released NZ 28 Feb 1998
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Modern War Studies
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            Nuremberg Trials

            Nuremberg Trials (Paperback)

            By Roland, Paul

            • RRP: $21.99
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            Providing a definitive account of the most imfamous trials of the last century, this book examines the Nazi atrocities at Nuremberg during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781848374829
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Nazis: The Rise and Fall of History's Most Evil Empire
             

            The Nazis: The Rise and Fall of History's Most Evil Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roland, Paul

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            A rogues gallery of social misfits formed the Nazis' inner circle. They hated and conspired against each other but were held together by their admiration for the Fuhrer, and step by step they dragged the nation towards the abyss. Drawing on a wide range of sources, author Paul Ro...land unravels the web of diplomacy, deceit and double-dealing which Hitler spun to ensure the war he had always wanted. This is the extraordinary story of the little Austrian corporal with the twisted psycho who rose from obscurity to command the world's most formidable military machine, before destroying himself and the empire he claimed would last a thousand years. While demanding that the German people made sacrifices for a war which few in Hitler's inner circle believed they could win, Nazi leaders were leading lives of incredible debauchery, privilege and power. It was theft and murder on the grandest scale. This book features the stories of ordinary people caught up in the web of history, living in the grip of a regime that did not care if it destroyed the whole country in pursuit of its perverted goals. Featuring a section on the Nuremberg Trials when the Nazis were brought to justice. Includes portraits of the Nazi leaders.
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            ISBN 9781788285629
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2018
            Publisher Sirius Entertainment
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Choice: A true story of hope
              

            The Choice: A true story of hope (EPUB ebook)

            By Eger, Edith

            Edith Eger was a gymnast and ballerina when she was sent to Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. There, she was made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Her heroic actions helped her sister to survive, and her bunkmates to save her life during a death march, after which she was ...found in a pile of bodies, barely alive. This book tells her story.
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            ISBN 9781473529830
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            Language en
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2017
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women
              

            Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women (EPUB ebook)

            By Lamb, Christina

            'A wake-up call ... These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world's indifference.' Amal Clooney From award-winning war reporter and co-author of I Am Malala, this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern con...flict.
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            ISBN 9780008300029
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            Language en
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Ebook Terms 26 loan limit on HarperCollins titles view?
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            Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
             

            Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

            By O Grada, Cormac

            New perspectives on the history of famine-and the possibility of a famine-free worldFamines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac O... Grada, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives on key questions raised by famines around the globe between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries.The book begins with a taboo topic. O Grada argues that cannibalism, while by no means a universal feature of famines and never responsible for more than a tiny proportion of famine deaths, has probably been more common during very severe famines than previously thought. The book goes on to offer new interpretations of two of the twentieth century's most notorious and controversial famines, the Great Bengal Famine and the Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine. O Grada questions the standard view of the Bengal Famine as a perfect example of market failure, arguing instead that the primary cause was the unwillingness of colonial rulers to divert food from their war effort. The book also addresses the role played by traders and speculators during famines more generally, invoking evidence from famines in France, Ireland, Finland, Malawi, Niger, and Somalia since the 1600s, and overturning Adam Smith's claim that government attempts to solve food shortages always cause famines.Thought-provoking and important, this is essential reading for historians, economists, demographers, and anyone else who is interested in the history and possible future of famine.
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            ISBN 9781400865819
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2015
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Nazis Next Door
             

            Nazis Next Door (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lichtblau, Eric

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            A revelatory secret history of how America became home to thousands of Nazi war criminals after World War II, many of whom were brought here by the OSS and CIA--by the New York Times reporter who broke the story and who has interviewed dozens of agents for the first time.

            ISBN 9780544577886
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
            Interest Age General Audience
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