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Buckley, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Pub. 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE BUC

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

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

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

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

Summary: Morning glory: A small-town community-theatre actress comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom. She amuses a producer and a playwright with her naiviete. Partly out of sympathy, the playwright arranges for her to understudy a troublesome theatrical star. When the star walks out on opening night, the young actress goes on to triumphant success. She is warned not to let it go to her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KAT

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

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

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

Sobel, Dava.

Summary: Sobel paints an unforgettable portrait of the Copernican Revolution. Encouraged by his German protégé, Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus published his heliocentric model of the universe, tantalizing 16th-century mathematicians and scientists--and triggering a groundswell of opposition.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SOBEL, DAVA SOB

Burleigh, Robert

Summary: "Iconic American artist Norman Rockwell's life is told in episodes based in American history of the late 20th century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROC

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

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

Sobel, Dava.

Summary: Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus's findings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2011

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Nowak, Margaret Collingwood

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: MI 331.88 NOW

Matthews, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firebird Books 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.14 Matth

Hickam, Homer H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HIC

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: "Brush up your knowledge on popular American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell with this exciting Who Was? title. Norman Rockwell often painted what he saw around him in nostalgic and humorous ways. After hearing President Franklin Roosevelt's address to Congress in 1943, he was inspired to create paintings that described the principles for universal rights: four paintings that portray...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAU

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAU RATED PG-13

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

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

Ebrahim, Zak

Summary: "What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayed Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayed Nosair." In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TED Books, Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EBRAHIM, ZAK EBR

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world. As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration--set at the world's frozen extremes--lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, the "pole of altitude," located in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910 LAR

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Homar Hickam chronicles the experiences he has as a young boy growing up in the small coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications, Inc. 2002

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

Luxenberg, Steve

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Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: In the summer of '61, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, a year of college behind him, is dreaming of sandy beaches and rocket ships. But before Sonny can reach the seaside fixer-upper where his mother is spending the summer, a telephone call sends him back to the place he thought he had escaped, the gritty coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. There, Sonny's father, the mine's superintendent, has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HIC