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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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
: 128
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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

An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand.
Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1... read more

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: 9780143771807
: Random House New Zealand
: Vintage
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: Fiona Kidman
: Paperback
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This Mortal Boy
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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)
: Paperback
: 116
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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
: 18.40 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.00 cmmm
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: Donald Stratton
: Paperback
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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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 Military History

A delightfully illustrated version of Sunzi's classic The Art of War by bestselling cartoonist C. C. TsaiC. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume... read more

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: 9781841933580
: Arcturus Publishing
: Arcturus Publishing
: 179mm X 125mm
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: Sunzi; Sun-tzu
: Hardback
: 355.02
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The Art of War
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 NZ History and Society

A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup! A lively and accessible history written by one of our most well-known ... read more

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: 9781869538439
: David Bateman Limited, New Zealand
: David Bateman Limited, New Zealand
: 210 x 137 mm
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: Gordon McLauchlan
: Paperback
: New edition
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A Short History of New Zealand
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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
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From Disaster to Recovery: the Hastings CBD 1931-35
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This title is not meant to be an autobiography or a history, it is a bit of both. What the book depicts, is the psychological strength of New Zealand soldiers and soldiering in human terms, there is nothing which the well - trained and well - ... read more

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: 9781877427350
: Willsonscott Publishing
: Willsonscott Publishing
: 255x184mm
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: Frank Rennie
: Hardback
: 355.30924
: 324
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Regular Soldier: A Life in the New Zealand Army
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