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Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon

Summary: Chronicles the sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa--one of the most renowned women rulers in history--and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 920 BAG

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI

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Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

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

Summary: The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Lu, Marie

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Summary: "Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish--to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age--her tyrannical...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC LU

Simeti, Mary Taylor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.804 SIM

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie travel to Vienna, Austria, in 1762 where they meet the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his sister and help save the budding genius' life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

Garwood, Haley Elizabeth.

Summary: This is a tale of a warrior, Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I of England and granddaughter of William the Conqueeror.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Writers Block 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FAN GARWO

Borman, Tracy.

Summary: Chronicles the achievements of Matilda of Flanders, the ruthless wife of William the Conqueror, who eschewed the traditional views of women in medieval society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MATILDA, QUEEN BOR

Preston, Diana

Summary: Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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

Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

Summary: Eight hundred years ago, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt met on the bloody battlefields of the Crusades. Based on new research and scholarship about that fateful meeting, The Sultan and The Saint tells one of the great, lost stories from history as two men of faith fought against a century of war and distrust in a search for mutual respect and common ground.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2017

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Vowell, Sarah

Summary: On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 VOW

Summary: War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2006

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

Lu, Marie

Summary: Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. She delights audiences with her masterful playing, but has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age-- her tyrannical father has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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1 available in JT Fantasy, Call number: JT Fantasy Lu 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LU

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LU

Kleinman, Paul

Summary: Presents an introduction to philosophy, covering the origins of the discipline, some of the major figures of the past, and philosophical issues which still continue to be debated in the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2013

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Roesser, Marie

Summary: "The impact of the Norman Conquest in England can't be overstated. After William of Normandy conquered the Anglo-Saxons in 1066, the very culture of England changed, from the social structure to the written language. This carefully researched and accessible volume explains the Normans' strategy, significant events on and off the battlefield, and the key figures to know about this momentous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 942.02 ROE

Summary: Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY ROB

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Robin 2006

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD ROB

Gulland, Sandra.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUL

Hill, Jess

Summary: "A deeply researched account from an award-winning journalist that uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest-and most intimate-ways imaginable We fear dark alleys when in truth, home is the most dangerous place for a woman. Of the 87,000 women killed globally in 2017, more than a third (30,000) were killed by an intimate partner, and another 20,000 were killed by a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 HIL

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