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Herman, Arthur

Summary: "How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies--a change that would go on to kill millions? In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the 'world safe for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.3 HER

Rasula, Jed

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Summary: "On the 100th anniversary of T. S. Eliot's modernist masterpiece, a rich cultural history of The Waste Land's creation, explosive impact, and enduring influence. When T. S. Eliot published The Waste Land in 1922, it put its 34-year-old author on a path to worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize. "But," as Jed Rasula writes, "The Waste Land is not only a poem: it names an event, like a tornado or an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2022

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Hemmer, Nicole

Summary: "For decades, Ronald Reagan's name has served as shorthand for the entirety of the modern conservative movement. Contrary to conventional wisdom, however, Reaganism was, from today's vantage point, a brief digression in conservatism's history. In the 1980s, an unusual set of economic and political conditions and an unusually charismatic leader combined to win huge majorities for Reagan's vision...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 HEM

Lanctot, Neil

Summary: "By turns a colorful triptych of three American icons who changed history and the engrossing story of the roots of World War I, The Approaching Storm is a surprising and important story of how and why the United States emerged onto the world stage"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2021

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

Reich, Steve

Summary: "Steve Reich is a living legend in the world of contemporary classical music. As a leader of the minimalist movement in the 1960s, his works have become central to the musical landscape worldwide, influencing generations of younger musicians, choreographers and visual artists. He has explored non-Western music and American vernacular music from jazz to rock, as well as groundbreaking music and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.92 REI

Fanone, Michael

Summary: "An urgent warning about the growing threat to our democracy from a twenty-year police veteran and former diehard Trump supporter who nearly lost his life during the insurrection of January 6th. When Michael Fanone self-deployed to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he had no idea his life was about to change. When he got to the front of the line, he urged his fellow officers to hold it against...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 FAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B FANONE FAN

Lacey, Catherine

Summary: An "illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century ... from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles"--Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 LAC

Avlon, John P.

Summary: "The Farewell was published at the end of Washington's second term. It was reprinted in newspapers across the country. The President began the letter during his first term intending to retire but was persuaded by Hamilton and Jefferson to run for a second. By the end of that term he was the object of scurrilous press attacks and alarmed by the growing partisan bitterness. Fearful for the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 AVL

Rebman, Nick

Summary: Details the Paris Peace Conference, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and its aftereffects on Germany from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.3 REB

Summary: When a young woman spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum portrays an anxious era in West Germany amid a crumbling postwar political consensus. Katharina, though innocent, suddenly becomes a suspect, falling prey to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist that tests the limits of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LOS

Contents: The Clock / Ty Segall -- Big balloon / Dutch Uncles -- Moviehead / Sic Alps -- Shine your light / Gap Dream -- Future history and the irrelevance of time / The Sunshine Fix -- Ritual / Sundowners -- 30000 megatons / Pond -- The Lens / Thee Oh Sees -- Strawberryfire / The Apples in Stereo -- Primrose / The Essex Green -- Inner Circle / The Frowning Clouds -- Vanilla / Cosmonauts -- Cascais /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK MOJ

Summary: Inspired by the title Dorothea Benton Frank planned for her next book, her close friends and colleagues channeled their creativity, admiration, and grief into stories and poems that celebrate this remarkable woman and her abiding love for the Lowcountry of her native South Carolina.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Recounting the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds. Includes never before seen interviews, archival footage, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015

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

Adams, Mark

Summary: A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. He sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 398.23 ADA

Avlon, John P.

Summary: "As the tide of the Civil War turned in the spring of 1865, Abraham Lincoln took a dangerous two-week trip to visit the troops on the front lines accompanied by his young son, seeing combat up close, meeting liberated slaves in the ruins of Richmond, and comforting wounded Union and Confederate soldiers. The power of Lincoln's personal example in the closing days of the war offers a portrait of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 AVL

Boström, Mattias

Summary: "Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention? In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Mysterious Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 828 BOS

Doonan, Simon

Summary: Paying homage to Lou Reed's groundbreaking album Transformer on its fiftieth anniversary, this first-hand account of the album's impact on the LGBTQIA+ community captures a pivotal moment when those long silenced were finally given a voice.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 DOO

Stevenson, D. (David)

Summary: "1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War I David Stevenson examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows how in this one year the war was transformed, but also what drove the conflict onwards and how it continued...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.3 STE

Verdelle, A. J.

Summary: "The award-winning author of The Good Negress shares invaluable insights on the precarious journey toward creativity that is the writer's life, and tells the compelling story of her relationship with Toni Morrison, painting an illuminating portrait of this towering yet enigmatic cultural icon. With the publication of her debut novel The Good Negress in 1995, A. J. Verdelle became an overnight...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VERDELLE, A.J. VER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B VERDELLE VER

Hertmans, Stefan

Summary: "In this vivid and masterful novel, a Flemish man reconstructs his grandfather's story--his life, loves, and art, all disrupted by the first World War--from the unflinching notebooks he left behind. Short Description War and Turpentine centers on two men distanced by time: a religious painter whose life is changed forever by World War One; and his grandson, a writer reckoning with his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HER

Alexander, Elizabeth

Summary: "In the midst of civil unrest in the summer of 2020 following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, one of the great literary voices of our time, Elizabeth Alexander, wrote a moving reflection on the psyche of young Black America, turning a mother's eye to her sons' generation. Originally published in the New Yorker, the essay brilliantly and lovingly observed the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 ALE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 ALE

Bates, Laura.

Summary: Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by academics and prison communities alike. In this profound illustration of the enduring lessons of Shakespeare through the ten-year relationship of Bates and Newton,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BATES, LAURA BAT

Ehrman, Bart D.

Summary: In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 EHR

Garrels, Anne

Summary: "Portrait of the mid-size city of Chelyabinsk and how it is faring in the new Russia"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 947 GAR

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

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