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Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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West, Bing.

Summary: In Black Hawk Down, the fight went on for a day. In We Were Soldiers Once & Young, the fighting lasted three days. In The Village, one Marine squad fought for 495 days--and half of them died.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 959.704 WES

Gibson, Guy.

Summary: First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command book, following Gibson's RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of World War II to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid, which Gibson led and for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Enemy Coast Ahead is also the inside...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 GOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 GOO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 Goodwin 2013

Rice, Otis K.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 975.4 RIC

Shenon, Philip.

Summary: "Groundbreaking new history of the Kennedy assassination, investigative reporter and bestselling author Phil Shenon writes the ultimate inside account of what has become the most controversial murder investigation of the 20th century, the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based on groundbreaking research, deep reporting, and unprecedented access, the book is character...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 SHE

Hamilton, Nigel.

Summary: A close-up, in-the-room look at how FDR took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial landing in North Africa, and beginning to turn the tide away from the Axis.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN HAM

Worsley, Lucy

Summary: "Murder: a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy--and a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 941 WOR

Navai, Ramita.

Summary: This is Real Tehran: A City that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and homemade porn is uploaded to the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the city's great central thoroughfare,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 955 NAV

Darman, Jonathan.

Summary: Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and how these two men changed American politics forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320 DAR

Tyson, Ann

Summary: "Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with hispaper "One Tribe at a Time," an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: The failure to engage Afghanistan's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GANT, JAMES TYS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 TYS

Cavallaro, Gina.

Summary: Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen present heart-pounding real-life tales from the military's most experienced snipers--their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill--braving deadly situations to hit their targets dead-on.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 956.7044 CAV

Weinberg, Steven

Summary: Presents a commentary on the history of science that examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing realms of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 WEI

Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.742 STA

Schocket, Andrew M.

Summary: "The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation's founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in U.S....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 SCH

Nelson, Craig

Summary: "A riveting narrative of the Atomic Age--from x-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan--written by the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men. Radiation is a complex and paradoxical concept: staggering amounts of energy flow from seemingly inert rock and that energy is both useful and dangerous. While nuclear energy affects our everyday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 539.75 NEL

Hylton, Wil S.

Summary: " From a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5426 HYL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5426 HYL

Maraniss, David.

Summary: In 1963 Detroit was on top of the world. The city's leaders were among the most visionary in America; it was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. The time was full of promise. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.4 MAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 MAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.434 MAR

Goodman, Simon

Summary: The passionate, true story of one man's quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family--their beloved art collection--and to restore their legacy. Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that's almost all he knew--his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when he passed away, and Simon received...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 GOO

Sinclair, Anne

Summary: "A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROSENBERG, PAUL SIN

McMahon, Darrin M.

Summary: "Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, whenmen of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.9 MCM

Homans, Jennifer.

Summary: One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year, Apollo's Angels is the first cultural history of ballet ever written.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 792.8 HOM

Cooper, Andrew Scott

Summary: " An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 955 COO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 995.05 COO

Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WAL

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