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              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

              How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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              ISBN 9781408891612
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
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              DNA

              DNA (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kelly, Dennis

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              DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

              ISBN 9781840028409
              Released AU 1 Jun 2008
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Oberon Modern Plays
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              Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa
                

              Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stewart, Dr Georgina

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              • Pub Date
                3 Sep 20

              This book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy, covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology, the form in which M...aori philosophy is conveyed, and whether or not Maori philosophy has a teleological agenda. The book introduces key texts, thinkers and themes and includes pedagogical features including: - A Maori-to-English glossary; - Accessible English translations of primary source material; - Teaching notes, and reflections on how the studied material engages with contemporary debates - End-of-chapter discussion questions that can be used in teaching - Comprehensive bibliographies and guided suggestions for further reading. Knowledge, Self and World in Maori Philosophy is an ideal text for students studying World Philosophies, or anyone who wishes to use indigenous philosophies or methodologies in their own research and scholarship.
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              ISBN 9781350101654
              Released AU 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              Piranesi
               

              Piranesi (Hardback)

              By Clarke, Susanna

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              • Pub Date
                4 Nov 20

              The Beautiful Orderliness of the House is what gives us Life. Piranesi has always lived in the House; or, for as long as he can remember. Day after day, Piranesi records in his notebooks with precision and carefulness the House's endless halls, their great and strange statues, th...e ebb and flow of the tides within its walls. He speaks to the birds; and brings tributes of food and waterlilies to the House's Dead. Once in a while, he sees his friend the Other. But mostly, he is alone. Then messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk and spelled out in pebbles. A new person has come to the House, and there is something they are trying to tell Piranesi. But another story is unfolding, within the pages of Piranesi's own journal. A story written in his own hand, that he cannot remember writing; a story of a group of strangers, in an unfamiliar world. The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite.
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              ISBN 9781526622426
              Released AU 4 Nov 2020
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              Hex

              Hex (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dinerstein Knight, Rebecca

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              `Wise, funny, suspenseful' JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER 'Reads like a botanist's cross-breeding of The Secret History and Department of Speculation' EMMA STRAUB 'Hex is some dark and joyous witchery' LAUREN GROFF Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in Biological Science, is exploring ...the fine line between poison and antidote, working alone to set a speed record for the detoxification of poisonous plants. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, is the hero of Nell's heart. Nell frequently finds herself standing in the doorway to Joan's office despite herself, mesmerized by Joan's elegance, success, and spiritual force. Surrounded by Nell's ex, her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and Joan's buffoonish husband, the two scientists are tangled together at the center of a web of illicit relationships, grudges, and obsessions. All six are burdened by desire and ambition, and as they collide on the university campus, their attractions set in motion a domino effect of affairs and heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nell slowly fills her empty apartment with poisonous plants to study, and she begins to keep a series of notebooks, all dedicated to Joan. She logs her research and how she spends her days, but the notebooks ultimately become a painstaking map of love. In a dazzling and unforgettable voice, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight has written a spellbinding novel of emotional and intellectual intensity.
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              ISBN 9781526611413
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
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              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Here is the Beehive
               

              Here is the Beehive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crossan, Sarah

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              You made me very bad, Connor. And I am so glad. Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. But then the unimaginable ...happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret. How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of parenthood, betrayal and loss.
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              ISBN 9781526619518
              Released AU 1 Sep 2020
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              Monogamy
               

              Monogamy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Miller, Sue

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                8 Sep 20

              'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in... comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.
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              ISBN 9781526618948
              Released AU 8 Sep 2020
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              Around the Coast in 80 Days: Your Guide to Britain's Best Coastal Towns, Beaches, Cliffs and Headlands
               

              Around the Coast in 80 Days: Your Guide to Britain's Best Coastal Towns, Beaches, Cliffs and Headlands (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Naldrett, Peter; Foreword by McMillan, Ian

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              Starting at Blackpool, the most iconic of Britain's coastal towns, this book takes a clockwise journey around the coast of Britain, calling in at 80 different beautiful, quirky and interesting locations and delivering a must-have guide to each place.

              ISBN 9781844865598
              Released AU 2 Jul 2020
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              Monogamy
               

              Monogamy (Hardback)

              By Miller, Sue

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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched: the bookseller with his appetit...e, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark: did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.
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              ISBN 9781526618900
              Released AU 20 Oct 2020
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              Draw the Human Body
                

              Draw the Human Body (Paperback, New edition)

              By Spencer, Roy

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              A guide to drawing the human body. With the aid of step-by-step drawings, it explains how to use pencil, pen and ink, Conte and charcoal to make the most of your drawing skills. There are sections on materials, composition and different drawing techniques, both traditional and in...novative.
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              ISBN 9780713662399
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780713683073
              Released AU 1 Jun 2002
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              Series Draw Books
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