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              A Promised Land
               

              A Promised Land (Hardback)

              By Obama, Barack

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              • Pub Date
                18 Nov 20

              A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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              ISBN 9780241491515
              Released AU 18 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              AUNTIES
                 

              AUNTIES (Paperback)

              By Abu-Shanab, Nadia; Edited by Grace, Ella; McPherson-Newton; Hartendorp, Kassie

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              AUNTIES is a collection of interviews, stories and essays from organisers, activists and the people behind the scenes who make political change in Aotearoa every day. The publication was crowdfunded in 2017 so it could be radically self-published as an unapologetic tribute an...d snapshot of the women, trans, non-binary and intersex leaders who make movements happen despite all odds. Three years later, AUNTIES brings together a punchy, grounding and nourishing how-to-guide for people fighting for racial, economic and social justice in today's world. Co-edited by community and union organisers, Nadia Abu-Shanab, Ella Grace McPherson-Newton and Kassie Hartendorp, AUNTIES shares reflections, art and poetry from the aunties, leaders and role models they have been in relationship with through their political work. AUNTIES shows insight into the unique traditions of political organising in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, while paying tribute to the global activists who continue to influence our region. From the home to the workplace, the whenua to the marae, the garage to the university and the kitchen to the community, AUNTIES takes us everywhere political change happens.
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              ISBN 9780473544294
              Published AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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              A place to Stay Awhile: Auckland's Transit Camps, 1944-78
                

              A place to Stay Awhile: Auckland's Transit Camps, 1944-78 (Paperback)

              By J. Truttman, Lisa

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              From out of the housing crisis towards the end of the Second World War, Auckland City's mayor John Allum came up with the idea of turning former military camps into transit housing, filling the gap between inadequate slum areas and better homes provided by the government schemes,... amongst others. The idea took hold nationwide for a time, until the crisis eventually eased. Today, hardly anything remains. A Place to Stay awhile details the stories and the lives at Auckland's five transit housing camps, at Mt Victoria in Devonport, Western Springs, Victoria Park, the Auckland Domain, and Camp Bunn near Panmure, as well as Transit Camps in other areas of New Zealand..
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              ISBN 1073245
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
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              The Maunga at Mount Albert : a History of Owairaka
                 

              The Maunga at Mount Albert : a History of Owairaka (Paperback)

              By J. Truttman, Lisa

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              ISBN 1073244
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
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              Looking For a Better Life: the Certificate of Registration Records 1904-1956 in Dunedin
                 

              Looking For a Better Life: the Certificate of Registration Records 1904-1956 in Dunedin (Paperback)

              By Wong Hop, David

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              Supported by Kuo Min Tang (Auckland Branch), Ronald & Yoland, Jared & Karen Ng Hoy Fong, the Chinese New Zealand Oral History Foundation (Inc), David, Lorna, Jeff & Andrea Wong; and Susan, decd

              ISBN 9780473515027
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
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              The Heart of a Horse: Life Lessons from Horses and Other Animals
               

              The Heart of a Horse: Life Lessons from Horses and Other Animals (Paperback)

              By Baker, Candida

              • RRP: $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 21

              'In this beautifully written, warm invitation to observe the world through the eyes of animals, Candida Baker offers a passionate and often humorous insight into her relationships with the horses and other animals that have shaped her life. As a horse-lover, horse rescuer and hor...se 'listener', Baker shows us that a deep communication with animals is possible when we are willing to expand our belief systems. This book charts a journey to a more enlightened self through a compassionate connection with animals, both domestic and wild, and the gifts that such a connection can give us when we respect and listen to the needs of the animals in our lives' - Karen Viggers, author of The Orchardist's Daughter, The Stranding, The Lightkeeper's Wife,The Grass Castle
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              ISBN 9781922351234
              Published AU 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Murdoch Books
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              The Frenchman
               

              The Frenchman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beaumont, Jack

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 21

              Alec de Payns is an operative in the secretive Y Division of the DGSE, France's famed foreign intelligence service. He's the agent at the sharp end of clandestine intelligence missions, responsible for thwarting terror plots and disrupting illegal nuclear and biological weapons p...rograms. The element the missions have in common is danger - to de Payns, his team and to those who stand in his way. But increasingly it's not just the enemies of France that are being damaged by de Payns' actions. His own marriage is under strain, and at the back of his mind lurks the fear that haunts every operative with a family - what if they come after my children? When a routine mission in Palermo to disrupt a terrorist organisation goes fatally wrong, Alec is forced to confront that they may have been betrayed by a fellow operative. And now he's been tasked to investigate a secretive biological weapons plant in Pakistan. Alec must find out how they're producing a weaponised bacteria capable of killing millions, and what they plan to do with it. But with a traitor within their own ranks, it's not just Alec in the firing line. Soon he'll be forced to confront his worst fear - and the potential destruction of Paris itself. This is fiction, but based on the experiences of a real French spy. The knowledge and tradecraft that lie behind Jack Beaumont's taut plotting and brilliant eye for detail enliven every page, making The Frenchman all the more plausible, and all the more frightening.
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              ISBN 9781760529383
              Published AU 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Elizabeth and Elizabeth
               

              Elizabeth and Elizabeth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Sue

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 21

              There was a moment in Australia's European history when two women wielded extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony. One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent bu...ildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur, a dangerous enemy of the establishment, who is herself credited with creating Australia's wool industry. These women should, in normal circumstances, have been bitter foes. But this novel explores what happens when two women of vision and courage are thrown together in impossible times.
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              ISBN 9781760631345
              Published AU 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Intimacy and Solitude: Finding New Closeness and Self-Trust in a Distanced World
               

              Intimacy and Solitude: Finding New Closeness and Self-Trust in a Distanced World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dowrick, Stephanie

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 21

              The quality of our personal relationships has never mattered more. It isn't enough to have lots of friends on social media. Or to give 'everything' to work hoping that will validate your existence. When familiar certainties are dissolving, we need to give and receive closeness to... feel fully alive. We also need self-trust to do far better than getting by. But how do we stay safe and open to others in a world that can seem harsh, indifferent - and unpredictable in the extreme? Stephanie Dowrick's Intimacy and Solitude starts with the most fundamental relationship of all: how you understand and care for your own self - knowing this will inevitably mirror all your most needed relationships. Using her exceptional gifts as a storyteller, as well as decades of work with people of all ages and cultures, Dr Dowrick brings to life the most profound and persuasive insights psychology offers - and much more. Through timeless wisdom and many moving examples, Dowrick shows that we can leave behind the anguish of insecurity, loss or loneliness. We can claim the self-understanding essential for loving others. We can look at our own lives with fresh appreciation, going forward into a life that's richer, calmer and far more secure. 'Since I was a teenager, Stephanie Dowrick's work has been absolutely central to my understanding of the possibility of happiness. The wisdom in her pages has comforted me in dark times and brought me insights that I fear I may otherwise have missed.' - Clare Bowditch, musician and writer 'Stephanie Dowrick is a godsend. Her gift is the ability to write in a manner that genuinely enriches and changes lives.' - Nigel Marsh, entrepreneur and CEO
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              ISBN 9781760879556
              Published AU 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Greatfulness Guide: Next Level Thinking - How to Think, Not What to Think
               

              The Greatfulness Guide: Next Level Thinking - How to Think, Not What to Think (Paperback)

              By Jones, Jacqueline Ann

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 21

              This is a gem of a book. The Greatfulness Guide gently teaches our kids the remarkable super power of gratitude by helping them see their life through a different lens: one of thankfulness. Rebecca Sparrow- Columnist, Speaker and Author of 'Find your Tribe', 'Ask Me Anything' and... more. If life is a journey, then this book is an unmissable stop along the way. An essential read for any child before they hit their teenage years. 'The Greatfulness Guide' is a practical resource that sets the foundations for mental fitness and provides skills for life. This guidebook provides the 'map', so that your child can truly flourish. Packed with fun, engaging activities and real life examples from Novak Djokovic, Mel Robbins, JK Rowling and many others, The Greatfulness Guide teaches young people HOW to think and not WHAT to think and gives them the tools to bounce back from life's challenges. The Greatfulness Guide is based on the Greatfulness wellbeing program which has been taught to thousands of primary school children, reviewed by BE YOU BEYOND BLUE (the mental health initiative of the Australian Government) and is endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
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              ISBN 9781922351319
              Published AU 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Murdoch Books
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