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3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Gave, Keith

17 holds on 4 copies

Summary: When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain. All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. That's when the Wings turned to Keith...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gold Star Publishing 2018

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Finn, Peter

Summary: The dramatic, until-now-untold story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 891.73 FIN

Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT

Summary: Examines Trotsky, the revolutionary, venerated and reviled, loved, hated, feared. Archive material compiled from all over the world, citations and new shoots create an electrifying proximity to the historical person and to the man Leon Trotsky.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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

Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT

Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: When we left Stalin at the end of Stalin: Paradoxes of Power: 1878-1928, it was 1928, and he had finally climbed the mountaintop and achieved dictatorial power of the Soviet empire. The vastest peasant economy in the world would be transformed into socialist modernity, whatever it took. What it took, or what Stalin believed it took, was the most relentless campaign of shock industrialization...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT

Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Custance, Craig

Summary: They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Triumph Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.96 CUS

Markevicius, Marius A.

Summary: The story of Soviet basketball players Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis, and their involvement in Olympic competition during a time of social and political unrest in the Soviet Union.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2013

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

Finn, Peter

Summary: Drawing on newly declassified files, this is the story of how a book forbidden in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout paid a visit to Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 891.73 FIN

Cherkashin, Victor

Contents: Inside the lion's den : Washington Station -- The training of a KGB handler -- Cold War front line : Beirut -- Treason -- Intrigue at Moscow centre -- Washington Station : the redefector -- Washington Station : the most dangerous spy -- Washington Station : how to catch a spy -- Washington Station : the biggest catch : Hanssen -- The final years of the KGB -- Wild capitalism in new Russia --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHERKASHIN, VICTOR CHE

Kotkin, Stephen

Summary: In his biography of Stalin, Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin's psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin's near paranoia was fundamentally political and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution's structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin posits the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KOT

Sebestyen, Victor

Summary: "Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin--the first major biography in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but also a fascinating portrait of Lenin the man. Brought up in comfort and with a passion for hunting and fishing, chess, and the English classics, Lenin was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LENIN, VLADIMIR ILYICH SEB

Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel)

Summary: "While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 HOF

Wein, Elizabeth

Summary: Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Rossiter, Sean

Summary: Offers a brief introduction to the life and career of professional hockey player Mario Lemieux.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GreystoneBooks 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB LEMIEUX ROS

Sullivan, Rosemary

Summary: "The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators--her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin. Communist Party privilege protected her from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLILUYEVA, SVETLANA SUL

Aleksievich, Svetlana

Summary: "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.086 ALE

Pringle, Peter.

Summary: Describes the life and career of Nikolai Vavilov, a Soviet botanist who created the world's first seed bank, and his political problems and persecution later in life that resulted in his imprisonment and death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 PRI

Service, Robert

Summary: Trotsky is perhaps the most intriguing and, given his prominence, the most understudied of the Soviet revolutionaries. Using new archival sources, Robert Service offers new insights. He discusses Trotsky's fractious relations with the leaders he was trying to unify; his attempt to disguise his political closeness to Stalin; and his role in the early 1920s as the progenitor of political and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TROTSKY, LEON SER

Tobien, Karl

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Waterbrook Press 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Werner

Khlevniuk, O. V. (Oleg Vitalʹevich)

Summary: Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin's policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography, by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STALIN, JOSEPH KHL

Frederick, Shane.

Summary: "Introduces readers to the most dynamic pro hockey stars of today and yesterday, including notable statistics and records"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.96 FRE