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Summary: "Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge's Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka's armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC MAT

Summary: University of Michigan professor Eric S. Rabkin discusses the fantastic in its most important modern variety, science fiction, as part of the entire course on fantasy literature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 MAS
Call number: DVD 820 MAS

Bucholz, R. O.

Summary: During the 229-year period 1485-1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into "the first modern society," emerging as the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world. The English people survived epidemics, famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 HIS
Call number: DVD 942 HIS

McCollum, Sean

Summary: World War I was a brutal war that left more than 9 million dead. Millions more were wounded and lost their homes. The two sides the Allied Powers and Central Powers cut secret deals to get countries to join their side. They unleashed secret weapons, employed spies, and relied on the element of surprise itself to wage terrible battles. Secrets of World War I reveals little-known stories of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 MCC

LeBoutillier, Linda

Summary: "The U.S. Civil War was a war that changed the face, body, and heart of the United States forever. Secrets of the U.S. Civil War reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on our walls and the allegiances in our hearts."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 LEB

McCollum, Sean

Summary: World War II was the most destructive war in history. Millions upon millions of people died, including innocent civilians. Both sides the Allies and Axis Powers pursued secret plans, tactics, and weapons to destroy each other resulting in horrors on a scale never before seen. Secrets of World War II reveals little-known stories of the people, weapons, and battles that have affected the maps on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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Kirk, Charlie

Summary: An overview of the tenets of Donald Trump and his supporters, explaining their worldview and goals for the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 KIR

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 MAC

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: CD MAC

Hayes, Amy

Summary: "Electricity is one of the most important discoveries of the modern world. But sometimes electricity can do truly freaky things. From ball lightning to Nikola Tesla's amazing lightning rod and other inventions, the power of lightning has fascinated many throughout history. Stories about Ben Franklin discovering electricity and how Tesla coils work will fascinate readers eager to explore the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 537 HAY

Summary: Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Summary: "Rare and fascinating films preserved in the museum's archives. Many have never been released to the public before and are presented here, complete and uncut, for the very first time. ... [These 24 training and public information films cover a] range of subjects from ditching procedures for Halifax bomber crews ... to the best way to rescue crashed fighter pilots from their cockpits. There are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Vision 2008

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

Benaron, Naomi

Summary: Rwandan runner Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal and uniting his ethnically divided country, only to be driven from everyone he loves when the violence starts, after which he must find a way back to a better life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Audio 2012

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

Beschloss, Michael R.

Summary: Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.00973 BESS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355.00973 BOS

Boynton, James.

Summary: The story of the Jesuit Missions at Mackinac is an historical vignette that deserves to be resurrected for all those interested in Church history and Michigan history as well. The author has rendered a most interesting service to both, while recounting a truly romantic and real tale of trail-blazing for the Kingdom of God.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ste. Anne's Church 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.49 BOY

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Curtis 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CUR

Doyle, Don Harrison

Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 DOY

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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Hansen, Grace

Summary: "Built by the Inca people thousands of years ago, Machu Picchu still stands today after it was mysteriously abandoned by those who inhabited it. Young readers will learn about who built it, when it was built, and why it was built. This title is complete with impressive historical and current photographs and images, and simple text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 985.37 HAN

Hawley, Jonathan Pier.

Summary: "Perhaps you cruise into the harbor at Betsie Bay, where the Betsie River flows into Lake Michigan, and know its communities of Frankfort and Elberta. Maybe you enjoy drives or walks to either town's spectacular beach for summer's sun, winter's own marvels, or year-around sunsets. You may like to walk the long breakwaters that form the harbor's entrance, or join its fishermen. Whether you...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chapbook Press, Schuler Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4635 HAW
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL RM 977.4635 HAW

Kepner, Tyler

Summary: "From the New York Times baseball columnist, a ... history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 KEP

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

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 973.4 KIL

Kitfield, James

Summary: "When U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it signaled the end of the longest conflict in the nation's history. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from nihilistic terrorists and narco-traffickers to transnational criminal cartels, lone wolf assassins, and modern-day pirates. Standing against these foes is a tight-knit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 KIT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 KIT

Madden, Thomas F.

Summary: Perched at the tip of Europe, gazing across the shores of Asia, Istanbul remains as much a city of crossroads as it has for past two millennia. The history of this fabled metropolis--known as Byzantium, then Constantinople, now Istanbul--is at once glorious, outsized, and astounding. Madden's biography of this city captures centuries of triumph and defeat, riches and poverty, seen through the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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