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Davis, Deborah

Summary: Shares the story behind the creation of Sargent's famous painting, which propelled the artist to fame but condemned his young subject to a lifetime of ridicule and self-loathing due to the work's perceived sexuality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin Group 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 759.13 DAV

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

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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

Swaby, Rachel

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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

Turner, Pamela S.

Summary: Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 MIN

Weir, Alison

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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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Barnes, Margaret Campbell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P BAR

Skidmore, Chris

Summary: Recounts the rise of the Tudors from obscure Welsh gentry to powerful English monarchs and relates the events of the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, which resulted in the death of Richard III and the victory of Henry Tudor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TUDOR FAMILY SKI

Turner, Pamela S.

Summary: Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MINAMOTO, YOSHITSUNE TUR

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: 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 E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Summary: Collection of performances in England by blues legends.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Universal Music Distribution 2007

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Robinson, Andrew

Summary: The extraordinarily inventive Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize, was asked how he came to have so many good ideas. Pauling replied: "Well, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones." Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of "sudden genius"? Andrew Robinson here offers a fascinating look at the genesis of creativity in science and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 ROB

Millard, Candice.

Summary: The true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing 1914 exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2005

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Cowan, Geoffrey

Summary: A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.97 Cowan 2016

Summary: Presidential campaign of 1912. Shots of Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt campaigning.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1912

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Matteson, John

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Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their ineradicable legacy for America. In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 MAT

Summary: Henry VI, Parts I and II and Richard III tell the story of an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. These exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare's most eloquent and powerful language.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOL

Hilliam, David.

Summary: Relates how King Richard I of England and his troops nearly wrested Jerusalem from Muslim leader Saladin and the Saracens during the Third Crusade in 1191 A.D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.18 HIL

Summary: Eighteen of Alfred Hitchcock's early films (1926-1939), and two episodes of his television program (1955-1962). Includes 55 minutes of movie trailers spanning Hitchcock's legendary career.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ALF

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Menand, Louis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2001

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Kleinman, Paul

Summary: Presents an introduction to philosophy, covering the origins of the discipline, some of the major figures of the past, and philosophical issues which still continue to be debated in the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 100 KLE

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 942.04 WAR

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