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Ahmed, Akbar S.

Summary: Tensions over Islam were escalating in Europe even before 9/11. Since then, repeated episodes of terrorism together with the refugee crisis have dramatically increased the divide between the majority population and Muslim communities, pushing the debate well beyond concerns over language and female dress. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.6 AHM

Greengrass, Mark

Summary: "This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Von Petzinger, Genevieve.

Summary: "One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Imagine yourself as a caveman or woman. The place: Europe. The time: 25,000...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 VON

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

Friedman, George

Summary: "A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints--particularly in Europe--in which imminent future conflicts are brewing. George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 FRI

Cottrell Boyce, Frank.

Summary: Down on their luck, the Tooting family buys an old camper van and begins repairing it, but after installing an engine that once belonged to an extraordinary car, they are off to find other original parts, pursued by a sinister man who wants Chitty for himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC COT

Pettegree, Andrew.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, and brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. But, as Andrew Pettegree reveals, the story of the post-Guttenberg world was rather more complicated than we have often come to believe. The Book in the Renaissance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070.5094 PET

Piketty, Thomas

Summary: Shares incisive commentary on the financial meltdown and its aftermath, counseling democratic societies on how to avoid the practices that have led to unregulated markets and economic inequality

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 PIK

Herman, Eleanor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940 HER

Jarausch, Konrad Hugo.

Summary: "A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over the globe, only to become embroiled in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5 JAR

Laqueur, Walter

Summary: Provides insight into Europe's current political and financial crisis, citing such factors as dependence on foreign oil and a lack of a unified foreign policy and making predictions about future prospects while explaining the role of Europe's success in American security.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.56 LAQ

Milton, Giles

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 MIL

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

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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Blom, Philipp

Summary: "An illuminating work of environmental history that chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, which transformed the social and political fabric of Europe. Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of thesixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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Bredeson, Carmen.

Summary: "Explores 'yucky' aspects of medieval medicine"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 610 BRE

Currie, Stephen

Summary: With no scientific knowledge to guide them, people of medieval times believed that diseases were supernatural phenomena or punishments from God. Thus medical treatments were usually primitive and often horrifying. But little by little, knowledge grewultimately leading to a more practical and scientific approach to understanding sickness and ways to treat it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 364 CUR

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1938-1945) on the European and North African fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FIR

Dixon, Belinda

Summary: Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Europe with Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips , your passport to up-to-date advice. Featuring 40 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can discover Italy following our Grand Tour or wind your way along Ireland's Ring of Kerry, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet 2017

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Polakow-Suransky, Sasha

Summary: Discusses the new political climate in Europe and the United States where xenophobia and racism have voted Britain out of the EU and catapulted Donald Trump to the presidency.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 POL

Davies, Norman

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 941 DAV

Schneider, Norbert

Contents: The great age of the portrait -- Origins of the portrait -- Early portrait of a ruler -- Portraits of Renaissance women -- The psychological portrait -- Portraits and caricatures -- Portraits of Renaissance humanists -- Mythologising portraits -- Portraits of popes and cardinals -- Portraits of artists and collectors -- Artists' self-portraits -- Portrait of a friend -- "Teste composte" --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Benedikt Taschen 1994

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 757.094 SCH

Bawer, Bruce

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.6 BAW

Summary: A spectacular visual essay composed of epic tableaus, a haunting vision of our modern food industry, and the methods and technology utilized for mass production.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OUR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OUR

Best, Nicholas

Summary: "In the momentous days from April 28 to May 2, 1945, the world witnessed the death of two Fascist dictators and the fall of Berlin. Mussolini's capture and execution by Italian partisans, the suicide of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of the German capital signaled the end of the four-year war in the European Theater. In Five Days That Shocked the World, Nicholas Best thrills readers with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.534 BES