This is a magnificent and highly illustrated international survey of 52 of the worlds elite fighting forces crack units that have changed the course of battles and influenced the fates of entire nations. Each profile includes fact boxes ... read more

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: 9780500251768
: Thames & Hudson Ltd
: Thames & Hudson Ltd
: 292mm X 216mm X 24mm
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: Jeremy Black
: Hardback
: 356.1609
: 208
: 290 illustrations, 243 in colour
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Elite Fighting Forces: From the Ancient World to the SAS
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A short, very accessible snapshot of New Zealand's history written with tourists and anyone new to the country in mind. Written in a lively manner by Christchurch born and bred Stevan Eldred-Grigg, one of New Zealand's leading writers of both h... read more

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: 9781869538132
: David Bateman Ltd
: David Bateman Ltd
: 250mm X 210mm
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: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
: Paperback
: 993.1
: 80
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People, People, People : A Brief History of NZ
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 NZ History and Society

The all-time classic telling of life in the 1960s Hauraki Gulf Trailblazing writer Shirley Maddock's journey to document the Hauraki Gulf and its people in 1964 was also a watershed moment for the story of New Zealand. It was a time when colonial innocence still ling... read more

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: 9781775541165
: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
: 3 Centimeters X 16.5 Centimeters X 24.5 Centimeters
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: Shirley Maddock
: Hardback
: 919.33270435
: 288
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Islands of the Gulf
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 Military History

The F/A-18 evolved from Northrop's YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft reached the Navy in May 1980 and the Marine Corps two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for US service, with a further 500 aircraft sold to seven export customers. Earning its battle spurs in Ap... read more

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: 9780752462691
: The History Press Ltd
: The History Press Ltd
: 235mm X 165mm X 10mm
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: Tony Holmes
: Hardback
: 623.7464
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The F/A18 Hornet Story
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With the lives of millions lost, World War I still stands as one of the deadliest conflicts of all time. In this historical guide, discover the crucial acts that led to war, the devastating battles and the political figures who led the warring countries into peace. With exclusive ... read more

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: 9781784400064
: Bonnier Books Ltd
: Igloo Books Ltd
: 276mm X 226mm
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: Hardback
: 940.3
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World War 1
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 NZ History and Society

Millions of educated people all over the world feel powerless in the face of climate change and its consequences, partially because the literature on the environment is so vast it is difficult to know where to begin. This short book is intended to make their search for ... read more

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: 9780947503246
: Potton & Burton
: Potton & Burton
: 235mm X 160mm
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: James R. Flynn (University of Otago, New Zealand)
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No Place to Hide
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The most gripping, intimate, and inspiring account of Pearl Harbor. The first memoir ever published by a USS Arizona survivor.
At 8:10 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by ... read more

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: 9780062645364
: HarperCollins
: HarperCollins
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: Donald Stratton
: Paperback
: 320
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All the Gallant Men An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
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Earthquakes are perhaps the most terrifying of all natural disasters. They strike without warning, they cannot be controlled, there is no escape. And New Zealand has suffered more than its fair share of major shakes, which have brought with them d... read more

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: 9781869341190
: Grantham House Publishing
: Grantham House Publishing
: 250mm X 210mm
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: Anna Rogers
: Paperback
: 551.220993
: 248
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The Shaky Isles: New Zealand Earthquakes
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No reply from publisher as at October 2008. On the third of Febraury 1931 at 10.47am., a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Hawke's Bay. In Hastings at least 93 people lost their lives, with hundreds more injured. In this book Michael Fowler ... read more

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: 9780473113483
: Michael Fowler Publishing
: Michael Fowler Publishing
: 220mm X 250mm
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: Michael Fowler
: Paperback
: 551.220993465
: 238
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From Disaster to Recovery: the Hastings CBD 1931-35
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In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the Br... read more

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: 9780994147301
: Massey University Press
: Massey Texts
: 22.90 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm
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: Glyn Harper
: Hardback
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The Battle for North Africa: El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II
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Of all the hilltop towns on this part of the Italian Adriatic Coast, none was of greater natural strength. From the south, it appeared as a long line of stone-built houses perched precariously on an escarpment above the Moro River, its buttresses ... read more

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: 9781877427329
: Willsonscott Publishing
: Willsonscott Publishing
: 184mm x 255mm
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: Jeffrey Plowman
: Hardback
: 940.5421571
: 168
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Orsogna: New Zealand's First Italian Battle
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London was a target for Zeppelins and bombers during the First World War, for bombers, V1s and rockets in the Second, and for Cold War missiles and for terrorists in more recent times, yet rarely has the history of twentieth-century attacks on the capital been studied as a whole. Peter Reese, in this ... read more

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: 9781848841222
: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
: Pen & Sword Military
: 234mm X 156mm
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: Peter Reese
: Hardback
: 942.1082
: 240
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Target London : Bombing the Capital 1915-2005
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