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Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Summary: An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NER

Applebaum, Anne

Summary: Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 APP

Lee, Hyeonseo

Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Collins 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEE, HYEONSEO LEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEE LEE

Meyer, Michael

Summary: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe it was the words of President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! that brought the Cold War to an end. Meyer disagrees, and in this compelling account, explains why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0009 MEY

Summary: This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2001

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

Orwell, George

Summary: Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Will Johnson & Dog's Tail Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 946 ORW

Yue, Guo

Summary: In Communist China in 1966, eight-year-old Leap Forward learns about freedom while flying kites with his best friend, by trying to get a caged wild bird to sing, and through the music he is learning to play on a bamboo flute. Includes author's notes on his childhood in Beijing, life under Mao Zedong, and the Cultural Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC YUE

Lee, Hyeonseo

Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Collins 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: girl with seven names book club kit - 8 books

Lutes, Jason

Summary: "The third and final act of Jason Lutes's historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LUT

Marx, Karl

Summary: The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, is one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated. After four years of collaboration, the authors produced this incisive declaration of their idea of Communism, in which they envisage a society without classes, private property or a state. They argue that increasing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 MAR

Wurmbrand, Richard.

Summary: "This classic story of amazing faith in shocking circumstances has been updated for a new generation. Its message remains urgent and relevant: thousands of Christians are still persecuted and tortured around the world today, suffering solely for their belief in Jesus Christ. Richard Wurmbrand endured months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 272 WUR

Summary: Examines Trotsky, the revolutionary, venerated and reviled, loved, hated, feared. Archive material compiled from all over the world, citations and new shoots create an electrifying proximity to the historical person and to the man Leon Trotsky.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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

Barnes, Julian

Summary: "A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin,hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Furet, Francois

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.4 FUR

Kenney, Karen Latchana.

Summary: "When people think of communism, they think of the former Soviet Union. The Red Square is no longer the centerpiece for communism in the world, but its impact still looms large in global politics today. Find out about communism around the world, including what communists feel government should do and what countries use communism today. This book also explores the positive and negative impact...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Haynes, John Earl.

Contents: Early Cold War spy cases -- The precursors -- Elizabeth Bentley: the case of the blond spy queen -- The Alger Hiss--Whittaker Chambers case -- The atomic espionage cases -- Judith Coplon: the spy who got away with it -- The Soble-Soblen case: last of the early Cold War spy trials -- The decline of the ideological spy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.131 HAY

Wheen, Francis.

Summary: Looks at the life of the father of Communism focusing primarily on the human side of the man rather than his works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAR

Barson, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 BAR

Schrecker, Ellen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SCH

Summary: This classic episode of The Big Picture, the U.S. Army’s television series, gives a firsthand report on the U.S. Military Assistance Program in Iran. Narrated by Mike Wallace, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration is an exciting and informative documentary of a nation on guard against communist aggression in the strategically important Middle East. Aided by modern...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Adler, Mortimer Jerome

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.531 ADL

Figes, Orlando.

Summary: A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression. We know of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives. Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, this book reveals...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.084 FIG

Kravchenko, Victor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Transaction 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.084 KRA