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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
Harper Collins $32
Harper Collins $32
Retired oncology nurse Heather Ross grasped her stick tightly, terrified the escaped bulls she was facing would charge at her red gumboots.
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird and Mister Pip author Lloyd Jones will visit Christchurch for the Word writers' festival next month.
He Kupu Tuku Iho: Ko te reo Māori te tatau ki te Ao, by Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Professor Wharehuia Milroy, Auckland University Press, $60
Annaleese Jochems is irrepressible and charming â even when she's being bad. The husky-voiced 24-year-old author, whose debut novel, Baby, has been nominated for some of New Zealand's premier literary awards, recently got "sweary" in a conversation with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.
How a 1616 edition of the Bible ever got into the cupboard of a Palmerston North church is a mystery that may never be solved.
In 1955, New Zealand's second-last execution occurred. The victim was a hapless young Irishman, Albert Black, who had knifed a man in a bar-room brawl. Public revulsion at his execution was a major force in abolishing the death penalty in 1961.
In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre parlour game" to play at a large gathering of one's acquaintances "to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi".
A US judge has granted a new elder-abuse restraining order keeping a former manager away from 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
As the fifth Marlborough Book Festival fast approaches, the team behind the event give a glimpse into the "clandestine committee meetings" that bring the whole thing together.