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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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Knightley, Phillip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 Knightley 2003

Summary: The post Cold War era began with a decade of conflicts often mediated by the United States as the world's only remaining superpower. The September 11 terrorist attacks, however, marked the dawning of a new era. The United States became preoccupied by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while around the world, new challenges and threats emerged: a more assertive Russia, an increasingly powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 909 POS

Parker, Philip

Summary: Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 PAR

Kennedy, Paul M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.82 KEN

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

Gonzalez-Crussi, F.

Summary: Scientist Frank González-Crussi pens this concise history of medicine, beginning with the most primitive healthcare practices and ending with the technology of modern medicine that we enjoy today.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 610.9 GON

Summary: This program examines the Suez Crisis, through which Britain and France were totally discredited and the career of British Prime Minister Anthony Eden was ruined.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Summary: This episode from the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series, narrated by motion picture, stage, and television star Henry Fonda, turns its attention to the soldiers of the Special Forces. Viewers will find this video from the National Archives and Records Administration entertaining and informative as they see the rigorous, demanding training at the Special Warfare Center in Fort Bragg,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 LIU
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 1
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 2

Summary: "Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 909 NIN

Caryl, Christian.

Summary: "After World War II, a secular, progressive consensus defined the international order. That changed in 1979, when a series of counterrevolutions swept the globe, blazing a path for a new era. China launched reforms that would make it the economic powerhouse it is today. Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, challenging communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.82 CAR

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

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

Summary: After a 25 year war destroys civilization, a group of scientific supermen set out to build a new one in this science fiction film. Decades later, their progress is threatened by a reactionary who urges the masses to rise up in protest.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI THI

Miller, Nathan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J. Wiley 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359.009 MIL

Rosenzweig, Paul

Summary: In the centuries since the founding of the republic, there have been notable challenges to presidential authority. Among these are investigations, designed to seek out and uproot abuses of executive power. They are built on a system of institutions, laws, and policies that govern how our nation protects itself from corruption and tyranny. Even today, we see this system at work in controversies...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 353.46 INV
Call number: DVD 353.46 INV

Summary: This classic episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series takes viewers on a journey around the world in a mere half an hour, showing military police activities in Europe, helicopter activities in the Far East, and the latest in training methods within the Zone of Interior, aka the United States. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents these...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Produced by the U.S. Army, this episode of The Big Picture focuses on the First Infantry Division in South Vietnam. In addition to chronicling its battle actions since its arrival in Vietnam in July 1965 until its largest campaign, Operation Junction City in March 1967, this captivating film features footage from the National Archives and Records Administration. It also depicts the severe...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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Boyd, William

Summary: Discovering a passion for photography after being given a camera during World War I, young Amory Clay embarks on a search for life and artistic expression throughout subsequent decades before becoming one of the the first female war photographers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sheehan, J. Kevin.

Summary: A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation is a thought-provoking and much-heralded first work from nationally recognized entreprenuer and author J. Kevin Sheehan. With 207 gorgeous photographs and a splendid design from award-winning graphic artist Jan Lindy Boyce, the book lays out cinematically, with sprawling visuals that present critical themes of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: True Gifts Pub. 2007

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 158.4 SHE

Snyder, Timothy

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Summary: The author argues that American society is leaning toward despotism and totalitarianism and looks back at the 20th century for examples of how totalitarianism has taken over before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2021

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Summary: Facsimile reproductions of more than 300 of the most significant and pivotal New York Times front pages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 909.8 NEW

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