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Summary: This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich mélange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America. In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FER

Betts, Kate

Summary: As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BETTS, KATE BET

Whipps, Ray

Summary: Ray and Betty Whipps both served in Europe during WWII: Ray as an infantryman under General Patton in the trenches of Normandy, Paris, and Belgium, and Betty as a field nurse in Cherbourg, France. The two met when Betty tended to Ray after he was injured in a mortar blast. Both strong Christians, the two bonded over their shared faith, and as Betty nursed Ray back to health, they fell in love...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WHIPPS, RAY WHI

Burroughs, William S.

Contents: William's welcome (What are you here for?) (2:03) -- A Thanksgiving prayer (2:22) -- Naked lunch excerpts (You got any eggs for Fats?) ; Dinner conversation (The snakes) (7:16) -- Ah Pook the destroyer ; Brion Gysin's all purpose bedtime story (2:46) -- After-dinner conversation (An atrocious conceit) ; Where was he going (11:40) -- Kill the badger! (2:42) -- A new standard by which to measure...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 1990

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK BUR

Beard, Amanda.

Summary: "In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory"--Container. A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 797.2109 BEARD, AMANDA Bea
1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 797.2 BEARD, AMANDA Bea

Maddox, Brenda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 YEATS, W.B MAD

Rice, Susan E.

Summary: Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers an account of a life in service to family and country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 RICE, SUSAN E. RIC

Halbreich, Betty

Summary: A personal account by the legendary Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper traces her rise from a cosseted young girl to an influential fashion authority, covering such topics as her difficult marriage, her struggles with depression, and her work with Hollywood clients.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HALBREICH, BETTY HAL

Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Spooner, Meagan

Summary: Follows the experiences of an aristocrat's daughter, Yeva, who tracks a mysterious woodland creature her father has become obsessed with and that stands at the center of his failing sanity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SPO

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SPO

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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

Willink, Jocko

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: With their first book, Extreme Ownership (2015), Jocko Willink and Leif Babin challenged readers to become better leaders, better followers, and better people in both their professional and personal lives. Now, Jocko and Leif dive deeper into finding balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions. Mastering the Dichotomy of Leadership requires understanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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Lauer, Betty

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smith and Kraus 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 LAU

Person, Cea Sunrise.

Summary: Growing up off the grid amid multiple generations of dysfunction, former model Person chronicles her journey to reclaim her life on her own terms. Determined to abandon civilization for a hand-to-mouth existence in the wild, her charismatic grandfather Papa Dick uprooted the Person clan from suburban California to the forests of Canada when she was just a baby. Together with her teenage mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERSON, CEA SUNRISE PER

Krull, Kathleen

Summary: "Biography of Frances Perkins, the first female member of the presidential cabinet, and architect of much of the New Deal legislation as Secretary of Labor."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PERKINS KRU

Emme.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 646.7 EMM

Lerner, Betsy.

Summary: "A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LERNER, BETSY LER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LERNER LER

Eisner, Peter

Summary: The true story of three intrepid people who successfully eluded the Japanese in Manila for more than two years, sabotaging enemy efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's return. One was a debonair polo-playing expatriate businessman who was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. Another was a defiant enlisted American soldier. And the third was a wily American woman, an intinerant torch...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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

Klarsfeld, Beate

Summary: "The memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, political activists best known for hunting Nazis"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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

Cronkite, Walter

Summary: Walter Cronkite, a giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation," reveals his World War II experiences in this fascinating book. Cronkite married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before they celebrated their second anniversary, he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 CRONKITE, WALTER CRO

Arandojo, Diego

Summary: When night falls in Buenos Aires, the city comes alive. Artists flock to cafes and dives to exchange ideas, listen to music, watch outré performance art, pen poetry, fall in love. In these raucous, smoke filled rooms, the bohemian heart and soul of this vibrant city, a conflagration of creative energy burns. With the improvisational pacing of a jazz performance, Beatnik Buenos Aires follows the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ARA

Summary: Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2009

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Engel, Dean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Moon Press 1995

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

Maher, Sanam

Summary: "In 2016, Pakistan's first social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was murdered in a suspected honor killing. Her death quickly became a media sensation. It was both devastatingly routine and breathtakingly brutal, and in a new media landscape, it couldn't be ignored. Qandeel had courted attention and outrage with a talent for self-promotion that earned her comparisons to Kim Kardashian--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BALOCH, QANDEEL MAH

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