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Summary: "Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years."--IMDb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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

Strauss, Gwen

Summary: "The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Helene Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 STR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 STR

Fox, Margalit

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Summary: "Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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

Reardon, Ethan

Summary: The story of German Prisoners of War (POWs) is an often-overlooked part of the history of World War II in Michigan. German prisoners of war were kept in over thirty-two camps across both the Upper and Lower Peninsula for use as labor both in agriculture and factories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5472 REA

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

Westover, Tara

Summary: Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida. "Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación." Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lumen 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 WES

Stein, Deborah.

Summary: After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin-addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she finds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers."Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIN, DEBORAH STE

Ford, Ashley C.

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Summary: "One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins. For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOR

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, ASHLEY C. FOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B FORD FOR

Hobey, Jack.

Summary: "Recounts the case of The People vs. Herman Swift, a story which ran on front pages of newspapers throughout Michigan for three years in the early 20th century. It is one of the most sensational cases to ever go to the Michigan Supreme Court and was reviewed on appeal by famous Michigan governors, Chase Osborn and Nathaniel Ferris. The story revolves around the complex, tragic figure of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harbor House Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.76 HOB
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL RM 362.76 HOB

Mrazek, Robert J.

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Summary: "When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina native was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, whose courage and sacrifice were unsurpassed in the Pacific War against Japan. Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close in service of the Allies, she waited fifty years to reveal the story of those dramatic and harrowing days...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FINCH, FLORENCE MRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B FINCH MRA

Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Gold, Doug

Summary: "In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. One an underground resistance fighter, a bold young woman determined to vanquish the enemy occupiers; the other a prisoner of war, a man longing to escape the confines of the camp so he can battle again. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers, slipped through the wire of the compound, and sets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: 940.54 GOL

Brookes, Maggie

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944 In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Izabela and prisoner-of-war Bill have secretly married, and are on the run, searching for Izabela's brother and father, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Summary: Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion 2001

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

Handy, Edward A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2004

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

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Story of men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Summary: "Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 DAN

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HIL

Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: In this first volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen & Unwin 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994 KEN

Finn, Peter

Summary: "From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonmentamong the Nazi elite and daring escape in 1945 comprise one of the more remarkable untold episodes of WWII. Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEGENDRE, GERTRUDE SANDFORD FINN

Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ANT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

Summary: It picks up after the events of 'Power' as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with his father's death while his mother, Tasha, faces charges for the murder her son committed. Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the defense lawyer who is Tasha's only hope of escaping prosecution by U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe. Tariq turns to the drug game, entangling...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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