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The secret agent's pocket manual

The secret agent's pocket manual

Book

With the embodiment and expansion of organisations such as the British SOE and the American OSS and the supply of special forces units which operated behind enemy lines, clandestine warfare became a permanent part of the modern military and political...

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A short history of the world according to sheep by Sally Coulthard

A short history of the world according to sheep

Sally Coulthard

eBook

A free-ranging survey of the huge impact that the domesticated ungulates of the genus Ovis have had on human history.

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A curious history of sex by Kate Lister

A curious history of sex

Kate Lister

eAudiobook

The act of sex has not changed since people first worked out what went where, but the ways in which society dictates how sex is culturally understood and performed have varied significantly through the ages. Humans are the only creatures that stigmat...

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The Bears Ears by David Roberts

The Bears Ears

David Roberts

eAudiobook

A personal and historical exploration of the Bears Ears country and the fight to save a national monument. The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, created by President Obama in 2016 and eviscerated by the Trump administration in 2017, ...

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Amarna

Amarna

Book

An illustrated cultural guide to the archaeological site of Amarna, the best-preserved pharaonic city in Egypt. Around three thousand years ago, the pharaoh Akhenaten turned his back on Amun, and most of the great gods of Egypt. Abandoning Thebes, he...

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Homage to Catalonia  by George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia

George Orwell

Book

'This is the story of one man who went to Spain with an intellectual sympathy for socialist doctrine and came back. . . with a fervent, almost religious belief in its necessity' Both a memoir of Orwell's experiences during the Spanish Civil War and a...

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A short history of Russia  by Mark Galeotti

A short history of Russia

Mark Galeotti

Book

Takes us behind the myths to the heart of the Russian story: from the formation of a nation to its early legends - including Ivan the Terrible and Catherine the Great - to the rise and fall of the Romanovs, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Chernobyl...

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His way by Barry Gustafson

His way

Barry Gustafson

eBook

This the only authorized biography of New Zealand's prime minister, Robert Muldoon-one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends,...

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A voice for mothers by Linda Bryder

A voice for mothers

Linda Bryder

eBook

The Plunket Society, founded in 1907, has been heralded as New Zealand's most successful and famous voluntary organisation. Run by women for women, it played a vital role in the care of mothers and babies for most of the twentieth century, becoming a...

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Origins of the Maori Wars by Keith Sinclair

Origins of the Maori Wars

Keith Sinclair

eBook

Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived...

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The nationbuilders by B. H. Easton

The nationbuilders

B. H. Easton

eBook

This is a collection of linked essays on individuals and companies from 1931 to 1984 who contributed in major ways to building the New Zealand nation. It captures the intertwining of the lives of politicians, their advisers, and those influence them,...

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Maori music by Mervyn McLean

Maori music

Mervyn McLean

eBook

This book is the best introduction available to Maori music - the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and...

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Kinds of peace by Keith Sinclair

Kinds of peace

Keith Sinclair

eBook

Admirably clear and concise in its account of the aftermath of the land wars, Kinds of Peace examines the political, religious and other reactions among Maori towards the coming of peace. It considers the effect of the wars on the Maori people of Wai...

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The ideal society and its enemies by Miles Fairburn

The ideal society and its enemies

Miles Fairburn

eBook

The book proceeds by setting up and testing a number of hypotheses about settler society in New Zealand. It begins with the view of the colonists themselves, who saw New Zealand as an ideal society brimming with natural resources and with minimal soc...

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Building the new world by Erik Olssen

Building the new world

Erik Olssen

eBook

These essays are the result of a study of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham. Olssen discusses a number of important theoretical issues the writing of history, the question of class, the role of gender, the nature of work and the growth of...

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Historical frictions by Michael Belgrave

Historical frictions

Michael Belgrave

eBook

The land claims presented before the Waitangi Tribunal, first established in 1975 as a permanent commision of inquiry to address claims by the Maori people, are discussed in this analysis of the role of legal courts and commissions in mediating disputes...

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The loving stitch by Heather Nicholson

The loving stitch

Heather Nicholson

eBook

The Loving Stitch is an engaging history of a subject never before explored but familiar to many New Zealanders. Heather Nicholson's knowledge of knitting and spinning is formidable but she also knows how to tell a good story and has a keen sense of humor....

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A show of justice by Alan Ward

A show of justice

Alan Ward

eBook

First published in 1974, A Show of Justice remains the essential and definitive text on official policies towards the Māori people in the nineteenth century. Professor Ward shows how an understanding of the past explains why Māori today, formally equal...

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A carved cloak for Tahu by Mere Whaanga

A carved cloak for Tahu

Mere Whaanga

eBook

Oral histories, legends, and accounts of contemporary life of a New Zealand Maori tribe are presented in this cultural that includes colonial histories of the Native Land Court and traditional histories from the Northern Hawke's Bay.

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Treasury by Malcolm McKinnon

Treasury

Malcolm McKinnon

eBook

Commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this interpretive history tackles New Zealand's most important department of state, the Treasury Department. The history of the complex interplay between New Zealand's government, economy, and people...

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Hostile skies by David H. S. Morgan

Hostile skies

David H. S. Morgan

eAudiobook

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and ...

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Labours of love by Madeleine Bunting

Labours of love

Madeleine Bunting

eAudiobook

An authoritative and deeply reflective investigation into the crisis of care in the UK, with a clarion call for change, from the award-winning author and journalist. We're facing a crisis in care likely to affect every one of us over the course of our...

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The return of the Russian leviathan  by Sergei Medvedev

The return of the Russian leviathan

Sergei Medvedev

Book

Russia's relationship with its neighbours and with the West has worsened dramatically in recent years. Under Vladimir Putin's leadership, the country has annexed Crimea, begun a war in East Ukraine, used chemical weapons on the streets of the UK and created...

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First encounters

First encounters

Book

"Europeans had no idea what they would find when they first set eyes on Aotearoa. The records they kept of their encounters with this new land and its Māori inhabitants reveal stories of great wonder, curiosity, misunderstanding and adventure. [This ...

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The light of days  by Judith Batalion

The light of days

Judith Batalion

Book

One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Naz...

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Israel by Noa Tishby

Israel

Noa Tishby

eBook

"A personal, spirited, and concise chronological timeline spanning from Biblical times to today that explores one of the most fascinating countries in the world-Israel"--

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The nine lives of Pakistan by Declan Walsh

The nine lives of Pakistan

Declan Walsh

eAudiobook

Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times's most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives...

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Three ordinary girls by Tim Brady

Three ordinary girls

Tim Brady

eAudiobook

May 10, 1940. The Netherlands was swarming with Third Reich troops. In seven days it's entirely occupied by Nazi Germany. Joining a small resistance cell in the Dutch city of Haarlem were three teenage girls: Hannie Schaft, and sisters Truus and Fred...

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Be kind, be calm, be safe by Bonnie Henry

Be kind, be calm, be safe

Bonnie Henry

eAudiobook

From the BC doctor who has become a household name for leading the response to the pandemic, a personal account of the first weeks of COVID, for readers of Sam Nutt's Damned Nations and James Maskayk's Life on the Ground Floor.Dr. Bonnie Henry has been...

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Do not disturb by Michela Wrong

Do not disturb

Michela Wrong

eAudiobook

A powerful investigation into a grisly killing that leads to an unravelling of the benign image of Rwanda, a country showered with Western aid while its leaders began a bloody killing spree of their political opponents.In the late 1980s four driven young...

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A curious boy by Richard A. Fortey

A curious boy

Richard A. Fortey

eBook

"... in this memoir Richard Fortey shows how restless curiosity about the natural world led him to become a leading scientist and writer, with adventures and misadventures along the way. From a garden shed laboratory where he manufactured the greatest...

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Southeast Asia by Milton E. Osborne

Southeast Asia

Milton E. Osborne

eBook

The first edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory history was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions (translated into Japanese, Khm...

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Liftoff by Eric Berger

Liftoff

Eric Berger

eBook

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The invention of miracles by Katie Booth

The invention of miracles

Katie Booth

eBook

"hen Alexander Graham Bell first unveiled his telephone to the world, it was considered miraculous. But few people know that it was inspired by another supposed miracle: his work teaching the deaf to speak. The son of one deaf woman and husband to another,...

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Perfect planet by Huw Cordey

Perfect planet

Huw Cordey

eBook

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Auckland  by Bryan Jackson

Auckland

Bryan Jackson

Book

"Local historical happenings in Auckland from 1840 to 1989. Over its history many Aucklanders have been involved in numerous incident, accidents and tragedies. While some have been amusing many have dire consequences."--www.wheelers.co.nz

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The artillery at Anzac  by Chris Roberts

The artillery at Anzac

Chris Roberts

Book

This meticulously researched book provides the first comprehensive study of the employment of artillery and naval gunfire support at Anzac. Faced with huge difficulties on inferior ground the Australian, New Zealand, Indian, and British gunners quickly...

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Our first foreign war  by Nigel Robson

Our first foreign war

Nigel Robson

Book

Foreshadowing our unseemly haste to fight for King and Country in 1914, New Zealanders were enthusiastic supporters of the colonial war between Britain and the Boers when it was declared in 1899. The country welcomed the chance to prove itself and its...

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New Yorkers  by Craig Taylor

New Yorkers

Craig Taylor

Book

A symphony of contemporary New York through the magnificent words of its people-from the best-selling author of Londoners. In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurrican...

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American kompromat  by Craig Unger

American kompromat

Craig Unger

Book

American Kompromat unravels the Russian-influenced operations that amassed the dirty little secrets of the richest and most powerful men on earth. American Kompromat is based on extended and exclusive interviews with high-level sources in the KGB, CIA,...

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The spymaster of Baghdad  by Margaret Coker

The spymaster of Baghdad

Margaret Coker

Book

The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the Falcons: the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. Against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, we chart the spymaster's struggle to develop...

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The lovely people  by B. C. (Beverley Cynthia) Ross

The lovely people

B. C. (Beverley Cynthia) Ross

Book

Historical record of first European settlers to Mangawai (Mangawhai) and Districts, who were here initially as Coast Guards prior to settlement by the British 58th Rutlandshire Regiment of Foot from 1854.

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The golden rhinoceros  by François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar

The golden rhinoceros

François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar

Book

From the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the voyages of European exploration in the fifteenth, Africa was at the center of a vibrant exchange of goods and ideas. It was an African golden age in which places like Ghana, Nubia, and Zimbabwe became...

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9/11 unmasked  by David Ray Griffin

9/11 unmasked

David Ray Griffin

Book

"[This book] is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 points illustrating the problematic status of all the major cliams in the official account of the 9/11 attacks, some of which are obviously...

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Pacific crucible  by Ian W. Toll

Pacific crucible

Ian W. Toll

Book

Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor.

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Pure America by Elizabeth Catte

Pure America

Elizabeth Catte

eBook

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Three mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Three mothers

Anna Malaika Tubbs

eBook

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The just  by Jan Brokken

The just

Jan Brokken

Book

The remarkable story of how a consul and his allies helped save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century. In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips...

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Raffles renounced

Raffles renounced

Book

Why did independent Singapore celebrate two hundred years of its founding as a British colony in 2019? Why did it do so with a history dating from 1299? And what are the possibilities of doing decolonial history in Singapore? Raffles Renounced: Towards...

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Reporting the Troubles

Reporting the Troubles

Book

In Reporting the Troubles sixty-eight renowned journalists tell their stories of working in Northern Ireland during the Troubles – the victims that they have never forgotten, the events that have never left them, and the lasting impact of the experience...

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Truth-telling  by Henry Reynolds

Truth-telling

Henry Reynolds

Book

What if the sovereignty of the First Nations was recognised by European international law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What if the audacious British annexation of a whole continent was not seen as acceptable at the time and the colonial...

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Undercover war  by Henry McCallion

Undercover war

Henry McCallion

Book

When British troops first deployed to Northern Ireland in 1969 to keep apart rioting factions of loyalists and nationalists, they could not have known that they were being drawn into the longest campaign in the British Army's history, a battle against...

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November 1918  by Robert Gerwarth

November 1918

Robert Gerwarth

Book

The German Revolution of November 1918 is nowadays largely forgotten outside Germany. It is generally regarded as a failure even by those who have heard of it, a missed opportunity which paved the way for the rise of the Nazis and the catastrophe to ...

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I belong to Vienna  by Anna Goldenberg

I belong to Vienna

Anna Goldenberg

Book

In Autumn 1942, Anna Goldenberg's great-grandparents and one of their sons are deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Hans, their elder son, survives by hiding in an apartment in the middle of Nazi-controlled Vienna. But this is no Anne F...

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The palace letters  by Jenny Hocking

The palace letters

Jenny Hocking

Book

Gough Whitlam was a progressive prime minister whose reign from 1972 proved tumultuous after 23 years of conservative government in Australia. After a second election victory in May 1974, when a hostile Senate refused to vote on his 1975 budget, the ...

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Stranger in the Shogun's city  by Amy Stanley

Stranger in the Shogun's city

Amy Stanley

Book

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in 1804 in...

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Cleopatra by Alberto Angela

Cleopatra

Alberto Angela

eBook

One of Italy's most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war.Our world today would not be the same without Cleopatra....

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In search of a kingdom by Laurence Bergreen

In search of a kingdom

Laurence Bergreen

eBook

An exploration narrative of the highest order: the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World brings alive the extraordinary life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course...

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Eagle down by Jessica Donati

Eagle down

Jessica Donati

eAudiobook

In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly "the longest war in American history is over." But for some, it was just the beginning of a new and covert war, fought far from public view, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and cont...

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Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher by Brandy Schillace

Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher

Brandy Schillace

eAudiobook

The mesmerizing biography of a brilliant and eccentric surgeon and his quest to transplant the human soul.In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a different kind of space race: not the race to outer space that...

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In search of a kingdom by Laurence Bergreen

In search of a kingdom

Laurence Bergreen

eAudiobook

In this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan, Columbus, and Marco Polo brings alive the singular life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate/explorer/admiral whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen ...

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Cleopatra by Alberto Angela

Cleopatra

Alberto Angela

eAudiobook

One of Italy's most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war. Our world today would not be the same without Cleopatra....

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The history behind Game of Thrones  by David C. Weinczok

The history behind Game of Thrones

David C. Weinczok

Book

A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered under a banner of truce within a mighty castle. A warrior...

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The darkness echoing by Gillian O'Brien

The darkness echoing

Gillian O'Brien

eBook

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Untold resilience

Untold resilience

eBook

What does it take to find courage in the midst of deprivation and devastation? Why are some people able to continue living with purpose, even when faced with loss and despair? How does our community turn challenge into triumph? And what can we learn from...

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The loss of Hindustan  by Manan Ahmed Asif

The loss of Hindustan

Manan Ahmed Asif

Book

The Loss of Hindustan presents a radical re-interpretation of how Europe came to see "India," and how "India" re-imagined history and in the process lost its identity of Hindustan as a home for all faiths. Asif uses Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, English, ...

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The invention of China  by Bill Hayton

The invention of China

Bill Hayton

Book

China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilization, but "China" as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how Chi...

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Greetings from Trumpland  by Zoe Daniel

Greetings from Trumpland

Zoe Daniel

Book

As we enter a post-Trump era, facts are a matter of opinion, the boundaries of civility have shifted, and populism has re-emerged as a powerful tool for political leaders the world over. In a masterclass on using anger and fear for political gain, Donald...

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China 1949  by Graham Hutchings

China 1949

Graham Hutchings

Book

The events of 1949 in China reverberated across the world and throughout the rest of the century. That tumultuous year saw the dramatic collapse of Chiang Kai-shek's 'pro-Western' Nationalist government, overthrown by Mao Zedong and his communist armies,...

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The glamour boys  by Christopher Bryant

The glamour boys

Christopher Bryant

Book

We like to think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one part of the story that has never been told. It features a group of MPs who repeatedly spoke out against their party and their government's policy of ...

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The fourth turning  by William Strauss

The fourth turning

William Strauss

Book

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Women mean business by Catherine Bishop

Women mean business

Catherine Bishop

eBook

"From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand's nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and mothers or domestic servants. A surprising number...

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Women in ancient Rome  by Bonnie MacLachlan

Women in ancient Rome

Bonnie MacLachlan

Book

This sourcebook includes a selection of Roman original sources in translation ranging from the Regal Period through Republican and Imperial Rome to the late Empire and the coming of Christianity. From Roman goddesses to mortal women, imperial women to...

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The plot to betray America  by Malcolm W. Nance

The plot to betray America

Malcolm W. Nance

Book

When former FBI Director Robert Mueller III was assigned to the Special Counsel investigation looking into the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, many Americans felt relieved. But when the report was delivered in April 2019,...

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To raise a boy by Emma (Journalist) Brown

To raise a boy

Emma (Journalist) Brown

eAudiobook

"To Raise a Boy is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking view of the world that we have created for boys, and a call for change." --Peg Tyre, author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys "A stunning work of investigative journalism that...

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Rock me on the water by Ronald Brownstein

Rock me on the water

Ronald Brownstein

eAudiobook

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein--"one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)--tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles' creative peak, a g...

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When women invented television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

When women invented television

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

eAudiobook

"Leaps at the throat of television history and takes down the patriarchy with its fervent, inspired prose. When Women Invented Television offers proof that what we watch is a reflection of who we are as a people."--Nathalia Holt, New York Times bests...

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Plunder  by Menachem Kaiser

Plunder

Menachem Kaiser

Book

When Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland, he finds himself on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish...

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1986 by William Dicey

1986

William Dicey

eBook

1986 was a pivotal year in South African history. It was the year of the vigilante, the year of the necklace – but also the year the talking began. Drawing on newspaper articles, memoirs, and little-known histories, William Dicey presents a compelling...

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With my little eye by Sandra Hogan

With my little eye

Sandra Hogan

eBook

Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street, and most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The children became unwitting...

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Schoolgirl strangler by Katherine Kovacic

Schoolgirl strangler

Katherine Kovacic

eBook

November, 1930. One sunny Saturday afternoon, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths was playing in the park when she was lured away by an unknown man. Hours later, her strangled body was found, mouth gagged and hands crossed over her chest, in an abandoned house....

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The knowledge machine by Michael Strevens

The knowledge machine

Michael Strevens

eBook

"A groundbreaking and timely analysis of how science works and how we can preserve its power to grow our knowledge Over the last three centuries, huge leaps in our scientific understanding and, as a result, in our technology have completely transformed...

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Moonlite by Garry Linnell

Moonlite

Garry Linnell

eBook

"Linnell recounts with gusto Scott's early forays in the Pacific and leads the reader into tales of his robbery in the goldfields, capture, escape, recapture and then prison romance." The Canberra TimesCharismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott...

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When women invented television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

When women invented television

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

eBook

Must-Read Book of March --Entertainment WeeklyBest Books of March --HelloGiggles"Leaps at the throat of television history and takes down the patriarchy with its fervent, inspired prose. When Women Invented Television offers proof that what we watch is...

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Wartime summer  by Caroline Taggart

Wartime summer

Caroline Taggart

Book

We take summer holidays for granted but, back in the 1940s, the picture was very different. War had gripped Britain. Wave after wave of bombs fell, beaches were closed off, and petrol was rationed by the forbidding question, 'Is your journey really n...

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The twins of Auschwitz  by Eva Mozes Kor

The twins of Auschwitz

Eva Mozes Kor

Book

In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz.Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man...

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The darkness echoing  by Gillian O'Brien

The darkness echoing

Gillian O'Brien

Book

Ireland is a nation obsessed with death. We find a thrill in the moribund, a strange enchantment in the drama of our dark past. It's everywhere we look and in all of our beloved myths, songs and stories that have helped to form our cultural identity....

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The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ

The diggers of Colditz

Jack Champ

Large Print

"Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany's infamous 'escape-proof' wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners...

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ARGYLE by Stuart Kells

ARGYLE

Stuart Kells

eBook

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What were we thinking  by Carlos Lozada

What were we thinking

Carlos Lozada

Book

As a book critic for The Washington Post, Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Now he uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump...

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Pearl Harbor  by Takuma Melber

Pearl Harbor

Takuma Melber

Book

Hawaii, 7th December 1941, shortly before 8 in the morning: Japanese torpedo bombers launch a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The devastating attack claims the lives of over 2,400 American soldiers, sinks or damages 18...

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The heart of a great nation  by Ronald Reagan

The heart of a great nation

Ronald Reagan

Book

A stirring collection of Ronald Reagan's most inspiring speeches, offering his timeless wisdom and guidance for our day. In his 1989 farewell address, Ronald Reagan said, "I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't...

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The Lockhart plot  by Jonathan Schneer

The Lockhart plot

Jonathan Schneer

Book

During the spring and summer of 1918, with World War I still undecided, British, French and American agents in Russia developed a breathtakingly audacious plan. Led by Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, a dashing, cynical, urbane 30-year-old Scot, they ...

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Night of the bayonets  by Eric Lee

Night of the bayonets

Eric Lee

Book

In the final days of World War II in Europe, Georgians serving in the Wehrmacht on Texel island off the Dutch coast rose up and slaughtered their German masters. Hitler ordered the island to be retaken and fighting continued for weeks, well after the...

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Compromised  by Peter Strzok

Compromised

Peter Strzok

Book

When he opened the FBI investigation into Russia's election interference, Peter Strzok had already spent more than two decades defending the United States against foreign threats. His career in counterintelligence ended shortly thereafter, when the T...

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