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Summary: Every family has its secrets. Director Peter Stephan Jungk had always known that his Austrian-born great aunt, Edith Tudor-Hart, was a talented documentary photographer. But it was not until twenty years after her death in 1973 that he learned she had led a double life, and changed the course of history. Jungk unravels what had been a well-kept secret by speaking with military historians, photo...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Kanter, Trudi.

Summary: A true story of a Jewish Austrian hat designer who rescued herself and the businessman she loved during the 1938 Nazi invasion, seeking safety amid the horrors of World War II Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5482 KANTER, TRUDI KAN

Lichtblau, Eric

Summary: "The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, hisfamily made the decision to flee to the United States--they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Klüger, Ruth

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feminist Press at the City University of New York 2001

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Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: In this first volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen & Unwin 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994 KEN

Summary: Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER MAN

Markel, Howard.

Summary: The astonishing account of the decades-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted. The author discusses the physical and emotional damage caused by the constant use of the then-heralded wonder drug, and of how each man ultimately changed the world in spite of it--or because of it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2011

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

Bonyhady, Tim

Summary: An analysis of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vienna is presented through the lives of the influential Gallias family, discussing their rarefied art collections, their religious beliefs, and their daring flight from the Nazi Anschluss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2011

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

Dronfield, Jeremy

Summary: "In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 DRO

Guiet, Daniel (Daniel C.)

Summary: "The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Segev, Tom

Summary: A fully documented profile of the "Nazi hunter" famous for his unrelenting pursuit of Nazi criminals draws on extensive international records to discuss such topics as his role in capturing Adolf Eichmann, rivalry with Elie Wiesel, and infamy later in life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 WIESENTHAL, SIMON SEG

Isenberg, Sheila.

Summary: An American heiress turned resistance hero, Muriel was an electrifying woman who impressed everyone she met with her beauty and intelligence. Her adventurous life led her from Chicago's high society to a Viennese medical school, and then to the Austrian underground.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.53 ISE

Levy, Alan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 LEV

Bastianich, Lidia

Summary: The host of "Lidia's Kitchen" shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime in Yugoslavia, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States, and her early start as a restaurant worker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 BAST

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5092 Bastianich 2018

Jamali, Naveed

Summary: "In 2008, almost two decades after the Cold War was officially consigned to the history books, an average American guy in his twenties helped to bring down a top Russian spy based at the United Nations. This American had no formal espionage training. Everything he knew about spying he'd learned from books, movies, video games, and TV. And yet, with the help of an initially reluctant FBI duo, he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 JAM

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAMALI, NAVEED JAM

Loftis, Larry.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 POPOV, DUSKO LOF

Loftis, Larry.

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Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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Stach, Reiner.

Summary: This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with a nearly cinematic power, zooming in for extreme close-ups of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 833.912 STA

Schwarzenegger, Arnold.

Summary: A memoir by the bodybuilder, actor, and former governor of California traces his journey to the United States and rise from Mr. Universe champion to millionaire businessman, and discusses his political achievements and the choices he regrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHWARZENEGGER, ARNOLD SCW

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4054 SCH

Summary: Virtually every reef system in the world is endangered, and the island nations of the South Pacific provide some of the most troubling examples. This program examines the uncertain future of tropical offshore ecosystems using the French collectivity of New Caledonia as a case study. Viewers accompany lagoon protection crew members as they patrol fragile marine reserves by boat; an itinerant...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Loftis, Larry

Summary: On a cool August evening in 1941, a Serbian playboy created a stir at Casino Estoril in Portugal by throwing down an outrageously large baccarat bet to humiliate his opponent. The Serbian was a British double agent, and the money―which he had just stolen from the Germans―belonged to the British. From the sideline, watching with intent interest was none other than Ian Fleming… The Serbian was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Caliber, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 POPOV, DUSKO LOF

Summary: As globally recognized landmarks go, the Sydney Opera House is tough to beat. But the city of Melbourne has impressive features of its own. This program looks at the high life while going down under-exploring Melbourne's 300-meter Eureka Tower, the tallest residential building in the world and the most exclusive address in the southern hemisphere. Featuring interviews with architect Nonda...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Once a trendy haven for beach bums, Surfers Paradise is fast becoming the Miami of the southern hemisphere, thanks to developers aiming to make it a resort for the rich and famous. Surfers' skyline is changing too, with the massive Q1 Tower now dominating the landscape. This program looks at the imposing structure from more than one angle, studying its extraordinary design elements while...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WAL