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Summary: A look at the life of journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS. Friends, family and professional colleagues share their recollections of him in this documentary. Directed by Brian Oakes who was a childhood friend of Foley's, this award-winning documentary provides an in-depth look into the life and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

Summary: Presents three television documentaries that provide an in-depth examination of the presidential campaigns of 1960, 1964, and 1968, based on the books by Theodore H. White, and showing archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments, backroom deals, and scenes from the convention floor that took place during the races between Kennedy and Nixon; Johnson and Goldwater; and Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Barr, Luke.

Summary: Presents a dramatic account of the 1970 gathering in Provence where such culinary luminaries as James Beard and Julia Child debated and inadvertently launched the modern food movement in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5973 BAR

Summary: In 1960, a filmmaking group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy, Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis, and, following the president's assassination, the poetic short Faces of November. Collected here are all four of these titles,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: Brings to life a fulcrum moment in American history--the tense, feverish first one hundred days of FDR's presidency, when he and his inner circle completely reinvented the role of the federal government in response to the Crash of 1929 and its consequences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 Coh

Summary: The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL
1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIL

Haney, Bill

Summary: A memoir containing chapters on Elmore Leonard, Ernie Harwell, Sue Marx, Lt. Milo Radulovich, Joe Dumars, Denise Ilitch, J.P. McCarthy, Carl Oglesby, Jennifer Granholm, Jack Kevorkian, George Pierrot, Tom Wilson, Charlie Gehringer, Ron Monchak, Bill Davidson, and Ed Cole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seattle Book Company 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HAN

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 920 HAN

Thompson, Laura

Summary: "The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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

Dean, Michelle

Summary: Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the twentieth century, arguing as fervently with each other as they did with the sexist attitudes of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

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

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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

Davis, Lanny J

Summary: Argues that FBI Director James Comey's fateful letter to Congress, sent in the crucial days leading up to the presidential election, was the ultimate factor in shifting the election to a Trump victory, revealing how the letter violated long-standing Justice Department policies. "During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in most polls. Then FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 DAV

Summary: A man travels the Mississippi on a steamboat, making money to hire a lawyer to clear his nephew's name; upholding the law in a small southern town, Judge Billy Priest also plays matchmaker for his nephew; a country doctor upsets his small town when he has an affair with a widow; a young man's efforts to become a hero are thwarted when he joins the Armed Forces but is posted in his home town;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY JOH

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Groom, Winston

Summary: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle were heroes of the aviation age. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, led the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 629.13 Groom 2013

Groom, Winston

Summary: Groom has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 629.13 GRO

Summary: The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinary deep love and affection in the people that entered his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: 1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of Beat writing that produced some of the most important works of the Beat generation. It came to be known as the Beat Hotel. Alan Govenar's feature documentary The Beat Hotel explores this amazing place and time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2012

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Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Bird, Kai.

Summary: On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America's most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East -- CIA operative Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from his peers was his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LARGE PRINT 327.127 BIR

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Riordan, Rick.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

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