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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...

Format: text

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

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

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: 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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Mysterious Press 2017

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

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Stevenson, D. (David)

1 hold on 1 copy

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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

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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Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

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,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 BATES, LAURA BAT

Dann, Kevin T.

Summary: "The acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau traverses on foot from Manhattan to the site of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, often retracing steps walked by Thoreau himself, and unlocks the practical principles of the mystic's life in the woods"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP 818 DAN

Doyle, Don Harrison

1 hold on 1 copy

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

Kudlow, Lawrence.

Summary: "The fascinating, suppressed history of how JFK pioneered supply-side economics, "--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339 KUD

Sebba, Anne

Summary: "Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Vowell, Sarah

Summary: On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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

Waters, John

Summary: Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich--and happily horrify readers everywhere. This book is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities--some famous, some unknown, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, the owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WATERS, JOHN WAT

Contents: Stanley Kunitz on Theodore Roethke -- Robert Lowell on Randall Jarrell -- Edward Dahlberg on Hart Crane -- Robert Oppenheimer on Albert Einstein -- Dwight MacDonald on Delmore Schwartz -- Alfred Kazin on Josephine Herbst -- Jason Epstein on Edmund Wilson -- Susan Sontag on Paul Goodman -- Anna Akhmatova on Amedeo Modigliani -- Robert Craft on Igor Stravinsky -- Saul Bellow on John Cheever --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 Silvers

Summary: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Coogan, Tim Pat

Summary: "The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new - and ultimately successful - struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2016

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D'Antonio, Michael

Summary: Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations. "Barack Obama was once an unlikely candidate, but his successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 DAN

Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 DYS