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            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

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            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
             

            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis (Paperback)

            By Curtis, Louise; With Johnson, Sarah

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            • Pub Date
              25 Nov 20

            A rare and remarkable look into the NHS frontlines against Covid-19 from a nurse who's seen more than she ever bargained for...

            ISBN 9781529058932
            Released NZ 25 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By van de Perre, Selma

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            Unlike her parents and sister - who, she would later discover, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias, pretending to be someone else.

            ISBN 9781787633995
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Pull of the Stars
             

            The Pull of the Stars (Hardback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046151
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Boy Behind the Curtain

            The Boy Behind the Curtain (Paperback)

            By Winton, Tim

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            'Being a copper's son, I've always got one eye out for trouble. I can't help it. But I don't go looking for it anymore.' In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. Winton's own life has also been... shaped by havoc. The extraordinarily powerful true stories that make up The Boy Behind the Curtain take us behind the scenes, revealing the accidents, both serendipitous and traumatic, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. They show the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in writing about class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world, he presents not only the concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work. By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton's most personal book to date, an insight into the man who's held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer. 'Both brutally honest and entertaining, The Boy Behind the Curtain is a powerful excavation of those charged moments that make up a life - joyous, traumatic and transformational. All the markers of Winton's fiction are here- the dark realism, the unflinching eye, the humour and the connection with place ...An inspirational read.' readings.com.au 'A dazzling book, full of wisdom and wonder ...with a staggering, effortless sense of drama wherever you pick it up ...No one is better than Tim Winton at giving dramatic substance to the interface between art and life ...This is a rich and brilliant book.' Peter Craven, Australian Book Review 'The Boy Behind the Curtain roots you to the spot
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            ISBN 9780143785996
            Published NZ 14 Aug 2017
            Publisher Penguin
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            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS
             

            These Are Not Gentle People: As heard on BBC R4 as BLOOD LANDS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harding, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Fast-paced South African true crime - the case that has defined a nation - by BBC Africa Correspondent.

            ISBN 9781529405590
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop

            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banks, Keith; Smith, Ben

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            'Undercover was like guerrilla warfare; to understand your enemy, you had to walk amongst them, to become them. The trick was to keep an eye on that important line between who you were and who you were pretending to be.' This is the true story of Keith Banks, one of Queensland's ...most decorated police officers and his journey into the drug scene as an undercover operative in the 1980s. In an era of corruption, often alone, with no backup, he and other undercover cops quickly learned to blend into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and having dealers arrested. Very quickly, the lines were blurred between his identity as a police officer and the life he pretended to be part of. This is a raw and confronting story of undercover cops who all became casualties of that era, some worse than others and where not everyone with a badge could be trusted.
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            ISBN 9781760877958
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            From Snow to Ash: Solitude, soul-searching and survival on Australia's toughest hiking trail
             

            From Snow to Ash: Solitude, soul-searching and survival on Australia's toughest hiking trail (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Sharwood, Anthony

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            The incredible, inspiring story of a solo journey through Australia's toughest and most beautiful hiking trail - the Australian Alps Walking Track - for fans of INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer or Cheryl Strayed's WILD and anyone who dreams of iconic wilderness walks

            ISBN 9780733645280
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Prison Doctor: Women Inside
             

            The Prison Doctor: Women Inside (Paperback)

            By Brown, Dr Amanda

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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            From the Sunday Times bestselling author Dr Amanda Brown.

            ISBN 9780008385736
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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