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Craddock, P. T. (Paul T.)

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Summary: "We think of transplant surgery as one of the medical wonders of the modern world but it's a lot older than you think. As ancient as the pyramids, its history is even more surprising. Cultural historian Paul Craddock takes us on a journey - from sixteenth-century skin grafting to contemporary stem cell transplants - uncovering stories of experiments and operations performed by unexpected people...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC

Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

Fabbri, Robert

Summary: "The cause of Alexander the Great's sudden death is no longer in doubt - it was murder. But by whom? As his former followers struggle for power, the bonds of family, friendship and political loyalties are tested to the limit. As is the strength of the formidable empire that Alexander had wrought. Never before has the Western world seen such turmoil, such a threat to civilisation. As battles...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Books, an imprint of Corvus 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC FAB

McDougall, Christopher

Summary: "While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD

Romm, James S.

Summary: Romm's dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great's destruction of Thebes--and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938.4 ROM

McDougall, Christopher

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796 MCD

Makinson, Randell L.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gibbs Smith 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720.9 MAK

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
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Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD 300

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

Fiennes, Peter

Summary: It's now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what's the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what's to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled? Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.95 FIE

Herman, Eleanor

Summary: While Prince Alexander succumbs to the evil influence of Smoke Blood magic, his betrothed travels from afar to unite their kingdoms against the darkness threatening them.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2017

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St. George, Judith

Summary: Zarafa is a beautiful and gentle giraffe, so wonderful, in fact, that the ruler of Egypt offers her as a gift to the king of France. But how to get her there? Why, she sails up the Nile by felucca, crosses the sea by brigantine, and, yes, walks the last five hundred miles to Paris. People love it. And they love her, meeting and greeting her along the way, cheering her on. Afterward, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 599.638 ST G

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J599.638 SAI

McGregor, James H. (James Harvey)

Summary: Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again. Although the Acropolis remains the city's anchor,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 949.512 MCG

Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith

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Summary: "Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, from northern Greece to modern Pakistan, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He led from the front and was often wounded. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was actually the son of Philip II. In Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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

Greene, Bob.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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Baiev, Khassan.

Summary: Dr. Khassan Baiev describes his experiences after leaving a promising surgical career in Moscow in 1994 to provide medical services to the people of Chechnya which was under attack by Russian troops, discussing how he managed with poor facilities and few supplies, as well as the constant threat of execution by the Russians.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAIEV, KHASSAN BAI

McGowen, Tom.

Summary: Alexander the Great maintains his role as one of history's greatest leaders. Explores the life of the Macedonian warrior king, from his first battle at age 16 to his innovations in the ways of war to his incredible victories.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2006

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

Connelly, Joan Breton

Summary: "A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon hasbeen revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 Connelly

Benedict, Marie

Summary: The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched the nation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2021

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

Davis, Wes.

Summary: In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5421 DAV

Everitt, Anthony

Summary: "What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial portrait. More than two millennia have passed, but Alexander the Great is still a household name. His life was an adventure story and took him to every corner of the ancient world. His memory and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALEXANDER THE GREAT EVE

Croutier, Alev Lytle

Summary: "Drawing on a host of intimate first-hand accounts and memoirs, Harem explores life in the world's harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled and ever-mysterious Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abbeville Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 CRO

Summary: "In pre-World War II London, Spanish agent Denard struggles to close a high-level business deal that will strike a blow against fascists in his native country. But industrialists not yet alert to the threat of fascism reject him. A teenage ally caught up in his efforts is murdered. And the mission itself seems a failure. Yet neither the story nor Denard will stop there. Charles Boyer plays...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

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

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