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Dalrymple, William.

Summary: Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.103 DAL

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Hensher, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEN

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years. This remarkable recreation of the action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI

Summary: A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Bass, Rick

Summary: When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo--a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAS

Matteson, John

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their ineradicable legacy for America. In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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Summary: Eight hundred years ago, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt met on the bloody battlefields of the Crusades. Based on new research and scholarship about that fateful meeting, The Sultan and The Saint tells one of the great, lost stories from history as two men of faith fought against a century of war and distrust in a search for mutual respect and common ground.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SUL

Iggulden, Conn.

Summary: Winter 1461--Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC IGG

Summary: The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOL

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Platt, Christine

Summary: "This title introduces readers to Joan of Arc and how she became France's shero by delivering the country from English domination." -- page [4] of cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 944.026 PLA

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

Waldo, Anna Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Penman, Sharon Kay

Summary: The Christian ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem following the First Crusade, Baudouin IV, struggles to hold his throne despite political intrigue, personal health risks, and the growing threat of Saladin and his army.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEN

Simeti, Mary Taylor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.804 SIM

Penman, Sharon Kay.

Summary: "Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England's ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king's beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John's attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales--and Llewelyn--Joanna must...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PEN

Cooper, Andrew Scott

Summary: " An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 955 COO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 995.05 COO

Iggulden, Conn

Summary: "The third beautifully written novel in the War of the Roses series by bestselling author Conn Iggulden. 'Superbly plotted and paced' The Times *** - Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IGG

Watson, Paul

Summary: Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845--whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice--with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Company Inc 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 998 WAT

Matthews, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firebird Books 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.14 Matth

Ackerman, Diane

Summary: A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns, drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.2 ACK

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 508.2 Ackerman 2009

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