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Robbins, Louise S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Oklahoma Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020.896 ROB

Liss, David

Summary: Lucy Derrick, a young Regency woman of good breeding and poor finances, is warned by a beautiful stricken man not to marry Mr. Olson, the local mill owner. Soon it becomes clear that there is more at stake than her own happiness--and that she is caught between two forces, one ancient and one modern.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIS

Zinovieff, Sofka.

Summary: "A narrative account of the author's bohemian aristocrat grandparents' unconventional relationship with her grandfather's gay lover examines the period taboos, family secrets and cultural dynamics that shaped their shared lives,"--Novelist

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 ZIN

Tackach, James.

Summary: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7116 Tacka

O'Brien, Edna.

Summary: Biographer Edna O'Brien has written an intimate biography that suits her fiery and charismatic subject. She follows Byron from the dissipations of Regency London to the wilds of Albania and the Socratic pleasures of Greece and Turkey, culminating in his meteoric rise to fame at the age of 24 on the publication of Childe Harold. With her prismatic eye and novelistic style, O'Brien captures the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BYRON, GEORGE GORDON OBR

Brands, H. W.

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "What do moral people do when democracy countenances evil? The question, implicit in the idea that people can govern themselves, came to a head in America at the middle of the nineteenth century, in the struggle over slavery. John Brown's answer was violence--violence of a sort some in later generations would call terrorism. Brown was a deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Luxenberg, Steve

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 LUX

Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: In Animal Magnetism, the bestselling author shares the lessons she's learned from a parrot, a courageous Doberman, a horse, a tough tiger cat, and other marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 BRO

Buruma, Ian.

Summary: "A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars. During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma's grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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

Brown, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 BRO

Lizzio, Kenneth P.

Summary: "An abolitionist and a spy, father and son, in the forgotten Western theater of the Civil War. The abolitionist legacies of Orville Brown and his son, Spencer, live on in this historic and daring 19th-century account. Journeying apart from each other, butwith similar passion, Orville and Spencer's stories span virtually every major abolitionist event: from the battles of Bleeding Kansas and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LIZ

Case, Alison A.

Summary: In a reimagining of life at Wuthering Heights through the eyes of the Earnshaws' loyal servant, young Nelly Dean suffers heartache and betrayals at the hands of those she cherishes most and discovers what it is to know true sacrifice after a new heir is born.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CASE

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.032 BRO

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Broom, Sarah M.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BRO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROOM, SARAH M. BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROOM BRO

Kirkpatrick, Sidney.

Summary: Tells the riveting true story of how an American college professor turned Army sleuth recovered cherished symbols of Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich before they could become a rallying point in the creation of a Fourth and equally unholy Reich.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.531 KIR

Steig, William

Summary: A peak at the life of William Steig in 1916 when he was a young boy living in the Bronx.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joanna Cotler Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC STE

Brown, Rita Mae.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813 BRO

Barnett, Mac

Summary: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Morley, Jefferson.

Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 MOR

Morgan, Jude

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Foulds, Adam

Summary: In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism, critical neglect, and depression, John Clare finds himself in High Beach--a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. At the same time, another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen, as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Foulds 2010

Sebald, Winfried Georg

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEB

Clark, Mary Higgins.

Summary: In a memoir of growing up in the Bronx during the Depression, the author recalls her father's death in 1939, her family's financial woes, and her mother's creation of a rooming house, bringing in tenants who would change their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 CLA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 CLA

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