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Summary: Based on the true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Before the Turners can even unpack, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD In

Thrasher, Travis

Summary: "Darren and Heather Turner share a passion for serving God, family and country. When Darren is deployed to Iraq as an army chaplain, Heather vows to serve military families back home as she cares for the couple's three young children. Darren knows he's overseas to support the troops in their suffering as their chaplain. What he doesn't know is how he will get through his own dark moments. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION THR

Zabin, Serena R.

Summary: The story of the Boston Massacre--when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death--is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ZAB

Summary: Season four finds Bravo Team up against some of the biggest obstacles yet, both on and off the battlefield. Jason Hayes wrestles with the toll of his long career as a Special Operator and struggles to guide an evolving Bravo Team. Also, Ray Perry delves into the world of Special Activities, and Clay Spenser and Sonny Quinn face unexpected crossroads in their personal lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2021

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

Flavell, Julie

Summary: "Finally revealing the family's indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British Admiral Richard and General William Howe, in a London drawing room for "half a dozen Games of Chess." As Julie Flavell reveals, the games concealed a matter of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2021

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Biden, Jill.

Summary: Natalie, a young girl whose soldier father has deployed to Iraq, tells the reader what life is like for her and her mother in the year that her father is away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BID

Miller, Marie-Therese

Summary: "This guide offers an accessible approach to life with a deployed parent and presents helpful information on how to stay in touch. While routines change, the love for a parent doesn't"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355.1 MIL

Baskin, Nora Raleigh.

Summary: Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAS

Summary: As her new romance blossoms, a single mother is dismayed when her boyfriend, a military sergeant, is deployed right before Christmas. Determined to not let it ruin the holidays for her and her children they decide to give back to the struggling military families on his base and, as their efforts go viral, they are rewarded in ways they never imagined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Korman, Gordon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Cooper Vega and his military family has moved so often that he is used to new schoolmates not knowing his name, but at the moment he has a bigger problem--his new phone is haunted by the ghost of Roderick Northrop, a boy from the sixteenth-century, who needs his help to finish a quest, which is somehow tied up in the Stratford Middle School production of Romeo and Juliet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KOR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION KOR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KOR

Littman, Sarah

Summary: Life has suddenly turned chaotic for high school student Stella since her brother, Rob, got home from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan: her school is on edge with ethnic tensions and her brother seems to be suffering from post-traumatic stress but will not talk about it. But when Rob's anger finally spirals out of control, Stella realizes she has to find the courage to take a stand...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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Eason, Lynette

Summary: Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother's illness forced her to request an early discharge. She lost her father while deployed, and there's no way she's going to let her mother die alone. When Ava is attacked after visiting the nursing facility where her mother lives, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help fight off her attacker. Ava may hold...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC EAS

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: While working in the toy department of a family-run department store in New York City, Mrs. Miracle seizes the opportunity to connect Holly, who is searching for the perfect robot for her nephew, with Jake, the store owner's son.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2010

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Fallon, Siobhan.

Summary: A collection of interconnected stories relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAL

Summary: Looks at life on the frontlines of war through firsthand accounts in poems, stories, essays, letters, and journal entries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OPE

Leitz, Lisa.

Summary: Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War-the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace activism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of Minnesota Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 LEI

Vanderbes, Jennifer

Summary: 1943: When seventeen-year-old Juliet Dufresne receives a cryptic letter from her enlisted brother and then discovers that he's been reported missing in action, she lies about her age and travels to the front lines as an army nurse, determined to find him. Shy and awkward, Juliet is thrust into the bloody chaos of a field hospital, a sprawling encampment north of Rome where she forges new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Ruth, Greg

Summary: Follows the emotions of a young boy as he waits at an airport for a family member to return home from serving in the military.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RUT

Tracy, Lisa.

Summary: After their mother's death, Lisa Tracy and her sister, Jeanne, are left to contend with several households' worth of furniture and memorabilia. What starts as an exercise in information gathering designed to boost the estate's resale value at auction evolves into the discovery that the roots of our passion for acquisition often lie not in shallow materialism but in our desire to possess the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TRACY FAMILY Tracy

Henderson, Kristin.

Contents: Welcome to the sisterhood -- The waiting -- Uncle Sam wants you -- Preparing for goodbye -- Green ramp -- The knock at the door -- Connections -- Live from Fallujah -- Different planets -- Honorary sisters -- Dreamland -- Pigeons in the desert -- Hitting the wall -- Peace also takes courage -- Back to green ramp -- The war at home -- The real news -- The terrible relief.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 HEN

Marlow, L. Y. (Lydia Y.)

Summary: "From the author of Color Me Butterfly, the poignant story of a decades-long love affair that creates complicated and unbreakable ties between two families that live worlds apart. When Morris Sullivan joins the navy in 1940, his hopes are high. Though he leaves behind his new wife and their baby daughter, he is thrilled to be pursuing his lifelong dream--only to be shipped off to Pearl Harbor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Summary: Pat Tillman chose to walk away from a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do. Documented are the facts surrounding the way the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 921 Tillman 2011

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

Grossman, David.

Summary: Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. She sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along their former best friend and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Grossman

Summary: Follows members of the Arkansas National Guard and their families from preparation for deployment to Iraq through their return home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2006

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

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