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Ohler, Norman

Summary: "Berlin 1945. Following the fall of the Third Reich, drug use-long kept under control by the Nazis' strict anti-drug laws-is rampant throughout the city. Split into four sectors, Berlin's drug policies are being enforced under the individual jurisdictions of each allied power-the Soviet Union, Britain, France, and the US. In the American zone, Arthur J. Giuliani of the nascent Federal Bureau of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2024

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Mills, Bill

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Summary: "Full of drama and intrigue, with master spies and double agents, diabolical sabotage devices, secret codes, and invisible ink, this is the true story of a German agent sent to the United States during World War I to launch a terror campaign of sabotage and murder, and the American counterintelligence effort that led to his capture"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2024

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Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAU

Willrich, Michael

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In the early twentieth century, anarchists like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman championed a radical vision of a world without states, laws, or private property. Militant and sometimes violent, anarchists were heroes to many working-class immigrants. But to many others, anarchism was a terrifyingly foreign ideology. Determined to crush it, government officials launched a decades-long “war...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.83 WIL

Breen, Benjamin

Summary: ""It was not the Baby Boomers who ushered in the first era of widespread drug experimentation. It was their parents." Far from the repressed traditionalists they are often painted as, the generation that survived the second World War emerged with a profoundly ambitious sense of social experimentation. In the '40s and '50s, transformative drugs rapidly entered mainstream culture, where they were...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 154.4 BRE

Censer, Jane Turner

Summary: "Tells the life of Amelie Rives, a talented, privileged young woman who was one of the most famous women in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. This account of Rives's substantial literary career and her personal saga provides insights into the limits imposed on and actions taken by ambitious, elite young women in the late nineteenth-century South. Censer contextualizes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVES, AMELIE CEN

Hochschild, Adam

Summary: "A character-driven look at a pivotal period in American history, 1917-1920: the tumultuous home front during WWI and its aftermath, when violence broke out across the country thanks to the first Red Scare, labor strife, and immigration battles"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 HOC

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: "An inspiring graphic novel about Jane Kendeigh, a nurse who helped wounded soldiers in combat zones during World War II. During World War II, the United States' fight against the Japanese on islands in the Pacific was intense and deadly. To help respond to casualties in battle, the U.S. Navy trained 122 nurses to aid wounded soldiers in combat zones. The first nurse to do so was Jane Kendeigh,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEN

Bird, Kai

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OPPENHEIMER, J. ROBERT BIR

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Summary: In February 1939, more than 20,000 Americans filled Madison Square Garden for an event billed as a "Pro-American Rally." Images of George Washington hung next to swastikas and speakers railed against the "Jewish controlled media" and called for a return to a racially "pure" America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DEL

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million activists and demonstrators from every corner of the United States convened for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that they raised their voices in unison to call for racial and economic justice for all Black Americans, to call out inequities, and ultimately to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Every movement has its unsung...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "This powerful and triumphant picture book biography tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civils rights leader, who, with the support of Dr. King and future congressman John Lewis, led 250,000 people to the doorstep of the U.S. government demanding change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "A nonfiction account of a group of determined Black Americans who created a flying club and built their own airfield on Chicago's South Side in the period between World Wars I and II"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2024

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 629.13 SMI

Kurkov, Lisa

Summary: "Bud Caldwell, the protaganist of Christopher Paul Curtis's novel Bud, Not Buddy, is on a mission to find the man he believes to be his father--bandleader Herman E. Calloway. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like during the Depression-era setting of the book, who the real jazz musicians of the era were, and what life was like living in a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rourke Educational Media 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 KUR

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: "A picture book biography of Diane Nash, a Civil Rights Movement leader at the side of Martin Luther King and John Lewis. Born in the 1940s in Chicago, Diane went on to take command of the Nashville Movement, leading lunch counter sit-ins and peaceful marches. Diane decides to fight not with anger or violence, but with love. With her strong words of truth and actions, she works to stop...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 NAS

De Visé, Daniel

6 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "The story of the epic friendship between John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, the golden era of improv, and the making of a comedic film classic that helped shape our popular culture. "They're not going to catch us," Dan Aykroyd, as Elwood Blues, tells his brother Jake, played by John Belushi. "We're on a mission from God." So opens the musical action comedy The Blues Brothers, which hit theaters on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2024

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Kaskowitz, Sheryl

Summary: "In 1934, the Great Depression had destroyed the US economy, leaving residents poverty-stricken. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urged President Roosevelt to take radical action to help those hit hardest-Appalachian miners and mill workers stranded after factories closed, city dwellers with no hope of getting work, farmers whose land had failed. They set up government homesteads in rural areas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

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Harmon, Mark

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Summary: Hawaii, 1941. War clouds with Japan are gathering and the islands of Hawaii have become battlegrounds of spies, intelligence agents, and military officials - with the island's residents caught between them. Toiling in the shadows are Douglas Wada, the only Japanese American agent in naval intelligence, and Takeo Yoshikawa, a Japanese spy sent to Pearl Harbor to gather information on the U.S....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Select 2023

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Martelle, Scott

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Summary: "In one vitally significant year in American history, the country would experience turmoil, instability, natural disaster, bubbling political radicalism, and a rise of dangerous forces ushering in a new era of global conflict--and emerge both afresh and revitalized. At the start of 1932, the nation's worst economic crisis has left one-in-four workers without a job, countless families facing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2023

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Meralli, Swann

Summary: Based on truth, lies, myths, and rumors, this is the story of the greatest gangster of all time: Al Capone. Family man, community leader, industrious smuggler, or vicious killer? You decide. Born into a poor Italian family in Brooklyn in 1899, little Alphonse didn't have a lot of options, so he'd have to get creative in order to make a name for himself. A bit of cards, some enforcing, maybe a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Black Panel Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAPONE, AL MER

Smith, Elliott

Summary: "On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he stepped onto the baseball diamond as a Brooklyn Dodger. For the first time in more than 60 years, a Black player took the field in a professional baseball game. How did Robinson break through the racist barriers that had kept so many Black athletes out of professional sports? And what is the enduring legacy of his remarkable...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2024

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Harris, Duchess

Summary: June 18, 1969. A police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ individuals in New York City, turned into a riot. Drag queens and trans women of color were the first to fight back. Violence continued for the next six days. This is recognized as the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement. Harris and Lundin examine how social movements have made an impact at local, state,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323.3 HAR

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