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              The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War
               

              The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War (Hardback)

              By Brock, Jared A.

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              A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. -He rescued 118 enslaved people -He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London -Queen Victoria ...invited him to Windsor Castle -Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House -He helped start a freeman settlement, called Dawn, that was known as one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad -He was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that Abraham Lincoln jokingly blamed for sparking the Civil War But before all this, Josiah Henson was brutally enslaved for more than forty years. Author-filmmaker Jared A. Brock retraces Henson's 3,000+ mile journey from slavery to freedom and re-introduces the world to a forgotten figure of the Civil War era, along with his accompanying documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Danny Glover. The Road to Dawn is a ground-breaking biography lauded by leaders at the NAACP, the Smithsonian, senators, authors, professors, the President of Mauritius, and the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, and will no doubt restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history.
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              ISBN 9781541773929
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
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              Value(s): Building a Better World for All
               

              Value(s): Building a Better World for All (Hardback)

              By Carney, Mark

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              Originally published in 2021 by William Collins in Great Britain.

              ISBN 9781541768703
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
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              Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe
               

              Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cadbury, Deborah

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              A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother. As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British roya...l power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe. Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Victoria's matchmaking plans were further complicated by the tumultuous international upheavals of the time: revolution and war were in the air, and kings and queens, princes and princesses were vulnerable targets. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged. At the heart of it all is Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined Queen Empress the next.
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              ISBN 9781541768024
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
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              Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War
               

              Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War (Hardback)

              By Rees, Laurence

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              An award-winning historian plumbs the depths of Hitler and Stalin's vicious regimes, and shows the extent to which they brutalized the world around them. Two 20th century tyrants stand apart from all the rest in terms of their ruthlessness and the degree to which they changed the... world around them. Briefly allies during World War II, Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin then tried to exterminate each other in sweeping campaigns unlike anything the modern world had ever seen, affecting soldiers and civilians alike. Millions of miles of Eastern Europe were ruined in their fight to the death, millions of lives sacrificed. Laurence Rees has met more people who had direct experience of working for Hitler and Stalin than any other historian. Using their evidence he has pieced together a compelling comparative portrait of evil, in which idealism is polluted by bloody pragmatism, and human suffering is used casually as a political tool. It's a jaw-dropping description of two regimes stripped of moral anchors and doomed to destroy each other, and those caught up in the vicious magnetism of their leadership.
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              ISBN 9781610399647
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
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              The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists
                

              The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists (Hardback)

              By Rumelt, Richard P.

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                3 May 22

              Richard Rumelt's brilliant and pragmatic book radically changes the way leaders think about and do the most important part of their job: creating a strategy. All too often, leaders neither understand what strategy actually is nor how to create one, mistaking financial targets ( g...row by 15 percent annually ) and aspirational goals ( we will produce market-leading products ) as strategy. Leaders become strategists when they pinpoint the crux of the vital, basic, pivotal challenges they face - the problems that threaten future success and the dramatic opportunities for growth whose shape may be elusive and difficult to grasp - and then take powerful, coherent, decisive action to make progress toward building a better future Through vivid storytelling--ranging from how Elon Musk found the crux that propelled the success of Space X to how the American military came to grips with the weaknesses of its battle strategy--Rumelt reframes how we think about strategy.. Strategy is an ongoing journey, not a once-a-year exercise done and then forgotten. Leaders who are strategists have an ever-present alertness to rapidly evolving business, economic, and institutional challenges that threaten future success, fundamental values, even the existence of the organization. Finding the crux is the essential skill of the strategist, especially when challenging problems and opportunities defy easy solution and the forces at work are unclear.
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              ISBN 9781541701243
              Released NZ 3 May 2022
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              Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America
                

              Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America (Hardback)

              By Busse, Ryan

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                19 Oct 21

              A long-time executive at one of the country's top gun manufacturers blows the whistle on his industry, and explains how it must change before we can stop gun violence in the U.S. Ryan Busse has traveled a long, circuitous path along the American gun journey. As an avid hunter, ou...tdoorsman, and conservationist-all things that the firearms industry was built on-he rose to the highest ranks of the rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar firearms industry. But rampant fear-mongering, racism, hardline conservative politics, massive profits from semi-automatic weapons sales, and McCarthyesque policing have driven Busse to do something few other gun executives have done: he's ending his 30-year career in the industry to tell its secrets. He watched the industry change from its smaller, less corporate and far-less-powerful form to the partisan, power-hungry entity it is today. He thought he could go up against the power of the industry from within, and over the years had made small inroads toward sensible gun ownership and use. But that's simply not possible anymore. This book is a whistleblower's call-out, a voice-driven tale of personal transformation, and a fast ride through wild times and colorful characters that populate a much-speculated-about, but little-known industry. It's also a story of how authoritarianism spreads in the guise of freedom, how voicing one's conscience becomes an act of treason in a culture that demands sameness and loyalty.
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              ISBN 9781541768734
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
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              Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy
                

              Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy (Hardback)

              By Lewis, Damien

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                31 May 22

              Singer. Actress. Beauty. Spy. During WW2, Josephine Baker, the world's richest and most glamorous entertainer, was an Allied spy in Occupied France. This is the story of her heroic personal resistance to Nazi Germany. Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music hall diva r...enowned for her singing and exotic dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the most highly-paid female performer in Europe. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all 'negroes and Jews'. Yet, instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. Overnight she went from performer to Resistance spy. In Agent Josephine best-selling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little known history of the famous singer's life. During the years of the war, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers - a cover for her spying work-- she participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served: the US, the nation of her birth; France, the land that embraced her during her adult career; and Britain, the country from which she took her orders, as one of London's most closely-guarded special agents. Baker's secret war embodies a tale of unbounded courage, passion, devotion and sacrifice, and of deep and bitter tragedy, fueled by her own desire to combat the rise of Nazism, and to fight for all that is good and right in the world. Drawing on a plethora of new historical material and rigorous research, including previously undisclosed letters and journals, Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker, revealing that her mark on history went far beyond the confines of the stage.
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              ISBN 9781541700666
              Released NZ 31 May 2022
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              Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business
                

              Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business (Hardback)

              By Murray, Alan

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                10 May 22

              A major change is shaking up capitalism. The core tenets of a system that dominated the world for more than a century are being challenged as never before. Tomorrow's Capitalist captures the profound transformation of capitalism and the people leading the corporate world today. T...he walls that once insulated these leaders from the turbulent social, economic, and political forces in society have melted away. Now corporate leaders are face to face with public realities in unprecedented ways. Increasingly, they are embracing a new openness, acknowledging the public demand for them to be more socially aware and responsive. They clearly see that we are at a tipping point: narratives about the failures of capitalism, the greed of the one-percenters, and the blindness of corporations to public need have made their mark and compel change -- not superficially with the kind of cosmetic fixes that typically generated so much cynicism in the past, but real transformation in the way corporations are imagined and run. This transformation is not about a few woke CEOs but one driven by the fundamental issues of our time: climate; diversity and inclusion; and inequality and workforce opportunity. And since talent is today's top driver of corporate value, employees are increasingly driving the change. In Tomorrow's Capitalist Alan Murray brings his extensive expertise acquired during three decades in journalism at the Wall Street Journal and Time Inc, and as the current CEO of Fortune Media, to deliver realistic, grounded insight into a transformation affecting everyone. With unmatched access to nearly every important corporate leader of our times, Murray writes about their love of capitalism, and their clear-eyed acknowledgment that it is an imperfect system that must adapt to the times. As one put it, It's clear that capitalism needs an upgrade and our operating license is at stake. Tomorrow's Capitalist shares the stories and experiences of those on the frontlines who are making it
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              ISBN 9781541789081
              Released NZ 10 May 2022
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              The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future
                

              The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future (Hardback)

              By Hobsbawm, Julia

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                12 Apr 22

              From one of the foremost thinkers in business and organization, a deeply researched examination on the true future of work The world of work is shifting to become a Nowhere Office faster than anyone could imagine. The pandemic has accelerated shifts caused by increased automation... and the 4th Industrial Revolution, and perhaps as much as one third of the world's permanent workforce will become remote-based; where offices as we know it will need to be repurposed for less and different kinds of occupancy; where the challenges of managing 'WFH' teams multiply, and where the idea of 'Purpose' itself - of meaningful work - begins to take center stage. This book takes the view that these changes are irreversible to some degree and yet should be broadly welcomed as a moment to improve on the failures of the workplace. The Nowhere Office is an analysis of this pivotal moment in the history of work. Julia Hobsbawm, a leading voice on the social health of businesses offers a strategic and practical guide, voicing the problems that beset work -the endemic stagnant productivity and stress crisis that predated the pandemic - and asks: isn't now the time to develop something better, something more meaningful, something more workable?
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              ISBN 9781541701939
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
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              The Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History
                

              The Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History (Hardback)

              By Krishnan, Vidya

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                8 Feb 22

              The definitive biography of tuberculosis, from its origins as a novel disease to its modern reemergence that now threatens populations around the world. For centuries, tuberculosis has plagued populations across the world. From its first mention in ancient Indian texts to its rom...anticized existence during the Victorian era to its inevitable link with the AIDS and HIV crisis of the late 20th century, TB has endured. And today, it's reemerged in a more aggressive, drug resistant strain that even decades of research and treatment are unable to overcome. In The Phantom Plague, health reporter Vidya Krishnan traces Tuberculosis throughout history--showing the disease's social and scientific impacts on society-- and then brings us into the future with original reporting on the threat of multi-drug resistant TB and its inherent connections with the novel coronavirus. What emerges is a story of people--patients, scientists, doctors, pharma executives, activists and more--all connected by one, persistent, deadly disease.
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              ISBN 9781541768468
              Released NZ 8 Feb 2022
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