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Purja, Nimsdai

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Nepali climber Nims Purja is the first man ever to summit all fourteen of the world's 8000 meter "Death Zone" peaks. He did so in less than seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. In this spellbinding memoir, tied to the acclaimed Netflix documentary "14 Peaks," Purja reveals the man behind the climbs, explaining how his early life in Nepal and training as a soldier in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

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Summary: An all-gun-blazing World War II action epic based on the incredible story of the '30 Commando Assault Unit, ' an elite special ops division that took on the Nazis in a top secret search-and-destroy mission behind enemy lines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E One 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Age 2012

Bailey, Catherine

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 BAI

Guiet, Daniel (Daniel C.)

Summary: "The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Leasor, James.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dales Large Print 1988

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5425 LEA

Ottaway, Susan.

Summary: Eileen Nearne and her sister Jacqueline were agents for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, working undercover in Nazi-occupied France to send crucial intelligence to the Allies. But the war dealt these sisters a cruel hand. While Jacqueline narrowly evaded capture, Eileen was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo before being incarcerated in Ravensbruck concentration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2014

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

Summary: Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.009 OXF

Olson, Lynne

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "The little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II ... In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization--the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOURCADE, MARIE-MADELEINE OLS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OLS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Olson 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B FOURCADE FOU

Macintyre, Ben

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.54 MAC

Rogal, William W.

Summary: "Chronicling the growth of a recruit from boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to a seasoned troop leader, this memoir also relates the experiences of the 200 soldiers in A Company, First Battalion, Second Marines, as they engaged in island warfare in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McFarland & Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 ROGAL, WILLIAM W

Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney

Summary: This is the story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by an author who knew the prince for more than forty years. Philip - elusive, complex, controversial, challenging, often humorous, sometimes irascible - is the man Elizabeth II once...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Coronet 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILIP, PRINCE BRA

Morton, Andrew

Summary: Provides an inside look at Prince William and Kate Middleton, delving into their backgrounds, their meeting as students at the University of St Andrews, the ups and downs of their relationship, their engagement, and their wedding.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAM & CATHERINE MOR

Helm, Sarah.

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 ATKINS, VERA Hel

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Woolf, John

Summary: A radical new history that rediscovers the remarkable freak performers whose talents and charisma helped define an era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 WOO

Summary: Just as a media mogul unveils his new global news service, a British warship is attacked in Chinese territory. Agent James Bond teams with a beautiful Chinese spy to discover the truth before war breaks out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM/UA Home Video 2007

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE TOM

Farthing, Pen.

Summary: Describes how the author's witness to the brutality of Afghanistan's dog-fighting activities prompted his intervention and led to his relationship with a freed canine, recounting how he helped create a makeshift pound for rescued and stray dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 FAR

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: CD MAC

Hochschild, Adam.

Summary: Presents a history of World War I, focusing on the moral conflict between the proponents of the war and its critics in Great Britain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.341 HOC

Loftis, Larry

Summary: "The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODE

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ODETTE LOF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 San

Summary: Less than a year after WWII began, Churchill formed a secret organization called the SOE, Special Operations Executive, and ordered it to 'set Europe ablaze'. Secret War is a thrilling series that goes inside Churchill's secret army to a dangerous world of agents, double agents, and tripple agents who helped liberate Europe and change the course of the war. 13 episodes, 11 hrs, 4 DVDs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2011

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

Gallagher, Thomas Michael

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1975

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Carroll, Leslie

Summary: Leslie Carroll provides context to Harry and Meghan's romance by leading listeners through centuries of Britain's rule-breaking royal marriages, as well as the love matches that were never permitted to make it to the altar, followed by a never-before-seen glimpse into the little-known life of the woman bringing the royal family into the 21st century and her dazzling, thoroughly modern romance...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3 920 CAR

Horowitz, Anthony

Summary: A prequel to "Casino Royale" follows the mysterious demise of Agent 007 in the French Riviera underworld and the emergence of new agent, James Bond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOR

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