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Tsu, Jing

Summary: "After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world's most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire, with literacy reserved for the elite few. In Kingdom of Characters, Jing Tsu argues that China's greatest and most daunting challenge was a linguistic one. Just as important as China's technological and industrial advances and political maneuvers was the century-long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 495.11 TSU

Chang, Gordon H.

Summary: In 1864, as the Civil War still raged, throngs of Chinese migrants began to converge on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad. Over the next five years, they blasted tunnels through the granite cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laid tracks across the burning Nevada and Utah deserts. As many as twelve hundred lost their lives along the route. Those who survived would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.6 CHA

Summary: "For the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival, a landmark collection of firsthand accounts charting the history of the English newcomers and their fateful encounters with the region's native peoples. For centuries the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower has been told and retold -- the landing at Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving, and the decades that followed, as the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 PLY

Li, Zhuqing

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Summary: "Sisters separated by war forge new identities as they are forced to choose between family, nation, and their own independence. Scions of a once-great southern Chinese family that produced the tutor of the last emperor, Jun and Hong were each other's best friends until, in their twenties, they were separated by chance at the end of the Chinese Civil War. For the next thirty years, while one...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc 2022

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Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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

O'Dea, Madeleine

Summary: "The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface--the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 ODE

Yee, Betty G.

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Tam Ling Fan disguises herself as her twin brother, journeys from her village in China to California, and works as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad--where she faces danger on multiple fronts--to earn the money her family desperately needs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Lab 2022

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Gaines, James R.

Summary: "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Rehak, Melanie.

Summary: "Nancy [Drew] was brought to life by two remarkable women: ... Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and author Mildred Wirt Benson, a convention-flouting journalist."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 REH

Rehak, Melanie.

Summary: In 1930 a plucky girl detective stepped out of her shiny blue roadster, dressed in a smart tweed suit. Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties, and emerged as beloved by girls today as by their grandmothers. Rehak tells the behind-the-scenes history of Nancy and her groundbreaking creators. Both Nancy and her "author," Carolyn Keene,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 REH

Raab, Scott

Summary: "The powerful story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, featuring dozens of never-before-seen color photos by the official site photographer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 RAA

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Philip Cumbus is the King of Navarre and Michelle Terry is the Princess of France in this performance of Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599. True to the play's original Renaissance staging and costume, this production is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful Shakespeare's comic arsenal-excruciating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: disguises and love notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire and full-on slapstick, and running throughout it all, passion! This staging-performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599-spotlights Naomi Frederick, Jack Laskey, Laura Rogers, Jamie Parker, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, Romeo and Juliet is arguably the best-loved of all love stories in Western literature. The play's masterful combination of lyricism, suspense, and dramatic changes of mood is dramatized by an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Bernstein, Arnie.

Contents: A community in Michigan -- Andrew P. Kehoe -- Dawn of a decade -- New man in town -- The Bath Consolidated School -- A growing storm -- Electricity -- A school, a farm -- The valley of the shadow of death -- Requiems -- In the matter of the inquest as to the cause of death of Emery E. Huyck, deceased -- Summer -- Tulips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Michigan Press 2009

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Bybee, Veeda

Summary: When nine-year-old Li, her mother, and brother Puck arrive from China at Angel Island immigration center in 1921, Li fears she will be deported for failing the tests. Includes historical notes and glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BYB

Gong, Chloe

Summary: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang-a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GON

Bernstein, Arnie.

Contents: A community in Michigan -- Andrew P. Kehoe -- Dawn of a decade -- New man in town -- The Bath Consolidated School -- A growing storm -- Electricity -- A school, a farm -- The valley of the shadow of death -- Requiems -- In the matter of the inquest as tothe cause of death of Emery E. Huyck, deceased -- Summer -- Tulips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Michigan Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.424 BER

Withers, Ernest C.

Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIT

Glover, Lorri

Summary: Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609--the largest fleet England had ever assembled--and sailed into the teeth of a storm.... The inspiration for Shakespeare's The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.21 GLO

Summary: The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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