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            I Survived: I married a charming man. Then he tried to kill me. A true story.
             

            I Survived: I married a charming man. Then he tried to kill me. A true story. (Paperback)

            By Cilliers, Victoria

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              13 Oct 20

            The gripping inside story of the parachute plot by Victoria Cilliers, who survived her husband's attempts to murder her.

            ISBN 9781529020373
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Position of Trust: A football dream betrayed - Shortlisted for the Telegraph Sports Book Award 2020

            Position of Trust: A football dream betrayed - Shortlisted for the Telegraph Sports Book Award 2020 (Paperback)

            By Woodward, Andy

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            A brave account by football's first whistle blower, breaking the silence on the scandal of sexual abuse in youth clubs and junior teams.

            ISBN 9781473699694
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang
             

            MS-13: The Making of America's Most Notorious Gang (Paperback)

            By Dudley, Steven

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            The definitive account of the most dangerous street gang in America - the MS-13 - as seen through the lives of one family caught in its malicious web The MS-13 was born from war. In the 1980s, El Salvador was enmeshed in a bloody fight for control of the government. To escape the... guerilla assaults and death squads, many fled to the US and settled in Los Angeles. Among them were Alejandro and his six siblings. As a survival instinct, they formed a group called the Mara Salvatrucha Stoners, a relatively harmless social network bound by rock and roll. But later, as they brushed against established local gangs, the group took on a harder edge, selling drugs, stealing cars and killing rivals who threatened their territories. As authorities cracked down, gang members like Alejandro were incarcerated and deported. But in the prison system, the group only grew stronger. Today, MS-13 is one of the most infamous street gangs on earth, with an estimated ten thousand members operating in dozens of states and linked to thousands of grisly murders each year. Through the story of Alejandro and his family, journalist Steven Dudley brings readers inside the nefarious group, to tell a larger story of flawed US and Central American policy, and the exploitative and unequal economic systems they foster. Ultimately, MS-13 is the story of the modern immigrant and the perennial battle to escape a vortex of poverty and crime.
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            ISBN 9781788701037
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            KIWI SCHOOL DAYS: Interviews and Memoirs 1927-2019: A multi-cultural perspective: 3: Kiwi School Days
              

            KIWI SCHOOL DAYS: Interviews and Memoirs 1927-2019: A multi-cultural perspective: 3: Kiwi School Days (Paperback)

            By Sutton, Ross Francis

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            This is the third volume of a trilogy detailing the everyday experiences of NZ school children. It covers state and private schools, single sex schools and co-educational from throughout New Zealand. This particular volume has a special emphasis on Maori with seventeen out of the... thirty five interviewees being Maori. As to be expected, some sailed through school with no problems while others suffered discrimination and prejudice from pupils and teachers alike. The book traverses all aspects of schooling, academic, sporting, discipline, religion, school libraries, assemblies and prize-givings. There are some extremely interesting anecdotes which will not fail to raise a smile. The book is illustrated with colour photographs. Judith Bassett kindly wrote a foreword.
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            ISBN 9780473484439
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Kiwi School Days
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            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World
             

            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clode, Danielle

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

            ISBN 9781760784959
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist

            Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America's Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist (Hardback)

            By Wiehl, Lis; With Pulitzer, Lisa

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            From Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and 'storyteller extraordinaire' (Steve Berry), with New York Times bestselling crime writer Lisa Pulitzer, the definitive, gripping account of the longest pursuit in FBI history: the quest to find and capture the domestic terrori...st Ted Kaczynski
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            ISBN 9780718092122
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
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            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind
             

            Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind (Hardback)

            By Black, Professor Sue

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Our bones are the silent witnesses to the lives we lead. From skull to toe, via the teeth, spine, chest, arms, hands, pelvis and legs, she delicately reverse engineers events, piecing together the evidence in our remains to discover thedetails of lives once lived.

            ISBN 9780857526908
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Pure Narco
             

            Pure Narco (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            It's a life story that reads like something out of a John Grisham or Elmore Leonard novel that it's remarkable it has remained untold for so long. Careers in the cocaine-trafficking business are usually short. It's not only a dangerous profession, fraught with the possibility of ...capture and long jail sentences, but it can be deadly if the cartels get to you first. Not for Luis Antonio Navia. For 25 years the Cuban-American smuggled hundreds of tons of white powder for the biggest cartels in Colombia and Mexico, including Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel. In a profession populated by thugs, Navia's dress sense and good manners earned him the nickname 'El Senador' (The Senator). He refused to carry a weapon. What made him good at his job was amassing trusted contacts, losing very few shipments of coke, and maintaining a low profile. He also maintained a normal family life with a Colombian wife and two young children. But he was never far removed from the most brutal violence imaginable. One friend got his head cut off. Another was hit over the head, put in a 55-gallon drum full of cement and dumped in a canal. Navia himself was kidnapped three times and went close to being fed alive to crocodiles. Somehow through it all he managed to survive and spent two decades fooling the DEA and other law-enforcement agencies. That was until he came under the radar of Robert Harley, a tenacious US Customs special agent in Key West, Florida, who was determined to bring him to justice. What followed was an international game of cat-and-mouse that culminated in Navia's 2000 arrest in Venezuela in one of the biggest antinarcotics takedowns of all time, the 12-nation Operation Journey. Spanning decades, continents and featuring a who's who of the drug trade, Pure Narco is a fast-paced adventure ride into the dark underworld of cocaine trafficking, written with the cooperation of a dozen law-enforcement agents from the world's top antinarcotics forces in the United States and Great Brita
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            ISBN 9780143796275
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            Hell in the Heartland
             

            Hell in the Heartland (Paperback)

            By Miller, Jax

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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            A gripping true crime account of a double murder and two missing girls in Oklahoma.

            ISBN 9780008335182
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
             

            The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacIntyre, Ben

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            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The best true spy story I have ever read. --JOHN LE CARR The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the en...d of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carr , it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to chan
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            ISBN 9781101904213
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Broadway Books
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