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Summary: An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on Earth". Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE GRE

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS GRE

Fleming, Alice Mulcahey

Summary: A biography of the showman who created a three-ring circus known as "the greatest show on earth" and sponsored such notables as Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and Jumbo, the elephant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker and Co. 1993

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Kunhardt, Philip B.

Summary: A biography of the man who founded the famous circus, a millionaire and entertainer extraordinaire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARNUM, P.T. KUN

Daly, Michael

Summary: Describes how a circus elephant named Topsy was electrocuted in 1903 with 6,600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.32 DAL

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: Recounts the life of P.T. Barnum, the legendary showman who transformed the American circus into a popular phenomenon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York 2019

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

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

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

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

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

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 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV AME

Summary: Collection of eight classic stories. Swashbuckling pirates, talking rabbits in top hats, majestic horses, and flittering fairies spring into action, setting into motion the tales that have delighted audiences for ages.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam 2012

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY STO

Summary: Herbert West is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. However, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdue once they are revived.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Elite Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR H.P.

Summary: Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friend's wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret. Seen through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2008

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

Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNC

Diehl, August

Summary: Follows the early lives of Karl Marx, his wife Jenny, and Friedrich Engels, as they roam between Paris, Brussels, and London, helping to lead the developing labor movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2018

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Eisenhower, John S. D.

Summary: Eisenhower offers a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as "the first modern general." Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SHERMAN, WILLIAM T EIS

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
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Summary: In Tolstoy's timeless epic of love and loss, a circle of aristocrats finds their glittering world crumbling as war threatens imperial Russia. Set during the years of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace follows the changing fortunes of brooding hero Prince Andrej, his bookish friend Pierre, and the spirited but naive Natasha. As Napoleon's armies menace their privileged lives, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2013

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD WAR

Crichton, Michael

Summary: A tale set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each others' careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2017

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

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

Wiesel, Elie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Notre Dame Press 1978

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296.833 WIE

Murphy, Jim

Summary: "In 1944 a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been painstakingly developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalocks African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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

Poole, W. Scott

Summary: "In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soft Skull Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOVECRAFT, H.P. POO

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Summary: In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Victioria 2017

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Lithgow, John

Summary: Actor John Lithgow performs two short stories, and explains the special significance each story holds in his life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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