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Bolton, Andrew

Summary: "The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2011

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 746.9 MCQUEEN, ALEXANDER BOL

Summary: Dutch Architecture and Design in the making.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAi Publishers 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 745.4 TAN

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 2

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Summary: The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO NOT RATED

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 1

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Crown 2017

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: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Woolf, John

Summary: A radical new history that rediscovers the remarkable freak performers whose talents and charisma helped define an era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 WOO

Cornwell, Bernard.

Summary: In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes sotrmed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England--and the course of history--depended upon one man, one king.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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Roberts, Adam.

Summary: Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country. Humid, jungle-covered, and rife with disease, even some of its own people call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. Why, in March 2004, was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 967.1803 ROB

Ostler, Catherine

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Summary: Elizabeth Chudleigh lived a privileged life in 18th century England where she was part of the Hanoverian court as maid of honor to the Princess of Wales. Known for her style and wit, Elizabeth delighted and scandalized the press and public. She married twice: in secret to a young heir to an earldom and later to a duke. Eventually charged with bigamy, her trial was Georgian England's greatest...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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Gerolymatos, André.

Summary: Provides an account of the history of covert operations in the Middle East, looking at how the United States and other Western powers have tried to establish control over the region's resources and commerce, while at the same time working to prevent the spread of communism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1241 GER

Elkins, Caroline

Summary: "Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 ELK

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

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

Riley, Vanessa

Summary: "An English spy must follow his neglected wife through the streets of London as she investigates her sister's death with the aid of the Widow's Grace. Can they find common ground and learn to work together?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIL

Pagnamenta, Peter.

Summary: Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 PAG

Rose, Sarah.

Summary: Follows the journey of Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, who was deployed by the British East India Company to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 382.4137 ROS

Burrowes, Grace

Summary: Ned Wentworth will be forever grateful to the family that plucked him from the streets and gave him a home, even though polite society still whispers years later about his questionable past. Precisely because of Ned's connections in low places, Lady Rosalind Kinwood approaches him to help her find a lady's maid who has disappeared. Rosalind is too opinionated--and too intelligent--and has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BUR

Fairs, Marcus.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carlton 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 745.2 Fairs

Summary: Through eyewitness and insider accounts, this program tells the story of the Labour Party's most successful leader, Prime Minister Tony Blair-- a man who is ruthless, confident, and sacrificed part of his domestic agenda for a foreign policy that almost destroyed him. This program provides the first authoritative television analysis of Blair's decade in office and the legacy he leaves to his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2007

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

Summary: Dr. Lucy Worsley explores the royal wardrobes of our kings and queens over the last 400 years, from Elizabeth I to the present Queen Elizabeth II, explaining how the royal wardrobe is a carefully orchestrated piece of theater managed by the royals themselves to control the right image and project the right message to their subjects. Royal fashion is, and always has been, as much about politics...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: The result of the Brexit referendum in the summer of 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors across the world. This punchy and provocative feature length drama goes exclusively behind the scenes of the 'Vote Leave' campaign, unpacking the personalities, strategies, and feuds of the winning side, and exploring the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BRE

Shah, Rubika

Summary: Examines the Rock Against Racism movement that was formed in the United Kingdom in 1976 in response to racism, fascism, and the National Front, featuring footage from the concert in Victoria Park in April 1978.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement Llc 2020

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC WHI

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