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Shorto, Russell

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city "in its brawny postwar prime," is where "Little Joe" Regino and Russ Shorto build a local gambling empire on the earnings of factory workers for whom placing a bet-on a horse or pool game, pinball or "tip seal"-is their best shot at the American dream. Decades...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1092 SHO

Mullarkey, John

Summary: On May 31, 1889, as the waters rise in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Sarah Beth, her mother, and Vincent, a boy she likes, struggle to save what they can from the flooding but when the dam collapses the reader is invited to choose between three possible endings for Sarah Beth and her family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MUL

Roker, Al

Summary: "A gripping new history celebrating the remarkable heroes of the Johnstown Flood--the deadliest flood in U.S. history--from NBC host and legendary weather authority Al Roker. Central Pennsylvania, May 31, 1889: After a deluge of rain--nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours--swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974 ROK

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974 ROK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974.8 ROK

Hogan, Mary

Summary: On her eighteenth birthday, genetic information from Lee Parker's closed adoption is unlocked. She also sees an old photograph of a genetic relative, a nineteenth Century woman with hair and eyes likes hers, standing in a pile of rubble from an ecological disaster next to none other than Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Determined to identify the woman in the photo and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P HOG

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Biddle, Daniel R.

Summary: Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CATTO, OCTAVIUS BID

Jacobsen, Annie.

Summary: Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5486 JAC

Boyle, Joseph Lee

Contents: 1720-1749 -- 1750-1762 -- 1763-1768 -- 1769-1772.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3748 Boyle

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Summary: Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD RYA

North, Dick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.92 NOR

DeKok, David.

Summary: " On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate student in English at Penn State, was stabbed to death in the stacks of Pattee Library at the university's main campus in State College. For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, though detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and local citizens worked tirelessly to find her killer. The mystery was eventually...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 DEK

Summary: In late 1960s Southern California, private investigator Doc Sportello is drawn into murky dealings with his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay, her current real estate mogul boyfriend, his wife and her boyfriend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Darman, Jonathan.

Summary: Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and how these two men changed American politics forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320 DAR

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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Furstenberg, François.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.4 FUR

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Summary: Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC RYA

Appelt, Kathi

Summary: A biography of Lady Bird Johnson who, as the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 Joh

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB JOH APP

Furstenberg, François

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 FUR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 TWO

Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe

Summary: A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUTTER, THOMAS D APT

McCullough, David G.

Summary: A graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2,000 people and caused a nationwide scandal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1987

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974.8 MCC

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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Urschel, Joe

Summary: "It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--now infamous names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With local cops unauthorized to cross state lines in pursuit and no national police force, safety for kidnappers is just a short trip on back roads they know well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 URS

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