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Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "Travel back in time to the 1920s and 1930s to the sounds of jazz in nightclubs and the 24-hours-a-day bustle of the famous Black neighborhood of Harlem in uptown Manhattan. It was a dazzling time when there was an outpouring of the arts of African Americans--the poetry of Langston Hughes, the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, the sculptures of Augusta Savage, and that brand-new music called jazz...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 SMI

Worth, Richard

Summary: The Harlem Renaissance was like a magnificent fireworks display; it was colorful, brilliant, and in a few moments, it was over. This was the first time African Americans had led a cultural movement and the first time that white Americans had paid attention to their achievements. Through striking images and fascinating details, this book examines the origins of the Harlem Renaissance, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing Group 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 974.7 WOR

Wells, Gully.

Summary: "Set in Provence, London, and New York: a daughter's wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather--Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher--and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London's liberated intellectual inner circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0421 WELLS, DEE & AYER, A.J. WEL

Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KIT

Summary: It is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time, the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality, tracing a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Marshall, Megan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WET

Hendershot, Heather

Summary: "Few conservatives are as revered and admired as William F. Buckley. Buckley is best known for founding National Review, the flagship journal of the right. But his long-running talk show Firing Line was equally important, because it allowed him to reach beyond the conservative enclave and engage millions of mainstream Americans. When Firing Line premiered in 1966, only two years after Barry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 HEN

Stein, Gertrude

Summary: "Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written, now illustrated by Maira Kalman"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOKLAS, ALICE B. STE

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Summary: This elaborately produced documentary series made up of six episodes plunges into Parisian life at the beginning of the twentieth century, a hotbed of artistic creation with the blossoming of Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. Through illustrations, animation and stunning original archival footage, the films trace the highs and lows, scandals and celebrations, tragedies, and the triumphs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ADV

Summary: "An important and timely anthology of Black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane. Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of twenty established and emerging Black British writers."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 4th Estate 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 LOU

Ulitskaya, Ludmila

Summary: An orphaned poet, a gifted pianist and a budding photographer meet in a mid-20th-century Moscow school and eventually embody the heroism, folly, compromise and hope of the Soviet dissident experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ULI

Summary: In a wide variety of pagan paths, many forms of modern magic and mystery hold an expectation that all parties are heterosexual, cisgender, and, in many cases, white. In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, Lee Harrington and Tai Fenix Kulystin bring together a diverse and passionate collection of authors and artists who break out beyond that belief and explore how being LGBT+ is not just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mystic Productions 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.768 QUE

Gessen, Masha

Summary: Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" by the Wall Street Journal, award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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

Jacobs, A. J.

Summary: NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopedia Brittanica from A-Z.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 031 JAC

Mays, Andrea E.

Summary: "Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOLGER, HENRY MAY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Mays 2015

McMahon, Peter

Summary: In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now.The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2014

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Poirier, Agnès

Summary: "An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944 POI

Eby, Margaret

Summary: "A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature. As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 EBY

Vink, Amanda

Summary: Though Europe does not boast a large land area, it contains some of the most distinct and well-known cultural histories in the world. Throughout the continent's long history, borders between countries have been drawn and redrawn countless times, resulting in a unique record of cross-cultural exchange that will captivate the imagination of your readers. Use this book to introduce them to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940 VIN

Morlock, Rachael

Summary: "Latin America is a region that consists of 13 dependencies and 20 countries including Argentina and Brazil. Because of the area's wide breadth, diverse geography, and unique colonization patterns, there are many distinct sub-cultures that all offer a different perspective on life in the region. Along with eye-catching full-color images, this book's informative narrative examines these many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 980 MOR

Bate, Jonathan.

Summary: Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BAT

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