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Dalrymple, William

Summary: In August 1756 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army--what we would now call an act of involuntary privatization. The East India Company's founding charter authorized it to "wage war" and it had always used violence to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.3 DAL

Summary: This program examines the urgent need-not only in the U.S. but across the world-for sustainable energy; it also illustrates how new power production methods are becoming a reality. Alternative energy trendsetters are featured, including Time magazine "Hero for the Planet" Geoffrey Ballard, who explains his hydrogen fuel cell innovations. Evergreen Solar vice president Mark Farber describes his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

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Summary: The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 1

Summary: It took two years of negotiation for the BBC's Fiona Bruce to get some face time with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In this rare interview, Bruce gains insights into both the man and the icon-genius, business magnate, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. In addition, Bruce probes what may be the key question facing Microsoft in the post-Gates era: with its hands...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: An industry once dominated by four giant companies-Sony BMG, Warner Music, Universal, and EMI-has undergone a radical transformation. This program examines the explosion of legal music downloading and viral marketing, which have enabled enterprising bands and singers to distribute their own work rather than signing with major labels. Focusing on the success of Nizlopi, Arctic Monkeys, Internet...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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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

Summary: Most industries exploit the advantages of globalization-specifically, low labor costs. Recently, however, major textile manufacturers have come under increasing pressure from fair trade activists and NGOs. This program studies the complex mix of economic forces, corporate policies, and social conditions that go into the production of everyday consumer goods, especially apparel items. Shedding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: 17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CRO

Summary: This videodisc presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). In addition to his famous female consorts and 20+ year marriage to Catherine of Aragon and to the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves in to Henry's most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2010

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Summary: In this four-part series, Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2017

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

Summary: In this four-part series, Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: More than a decade after NAFTA went into effect, many Mexicans are worse off than before. What went wrong, and why? Focusing on the clothing industry, this program goes straight to the experts south of the border-a shop owner, a factory manager, employees under constant threat of layoff, and an economics professor-to find out. A general inability to compete with Chinese manufacturing is blamed,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Summary: Edward Deravenel had fought long and hard to build his business empire. Now, with the war over, an influenza epidemic sweeping 1918 England, and with his family and business to protect, he must thread his way between his loyal brother Richard and his treacherous younger brother, George. The politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor. The choices include...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Woolf, John

Summary: A radical new history that rediscovers the remarkable freak performers whose talents and charisma helped define an era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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Rose, Sarah.

Summary: Follows the journey of Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, who was deployed by the British East India Company to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 382.4137 ROS

Summary: This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Ever the victor on the battlefield, Devereux returns to London after defeating Spanish forces at Cadiz. Middle-aged Elizabeth, so attracted to the younger Devereux but fearful of his influence and popularity, sends him on a new mission: a doomed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2005

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2 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE PRI

Summary: Will the 21st century be the Chinese century? Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the rise of China as a global economic power—and the challenges that lie before it—in this timely collection of NewsHour reports. The episodes are…* China’s Growing Economy: This segment spotlights the freewheeling Chinese economy—and its growing pains. * The Chinese Consumer: This segment seeks to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Jeffries, Sabrina.

Summary: Mired in scandal after his parents' mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can't resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family's foundering brewery. But if he wins, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Star Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JEF

Griffin, Emma.

Summary: "This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.941 GRI

Summary: Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.009 OXF

Gerolymatos, André.

Summary: Provides an account of the history of covert operations in the Middle East, looking at how the United States and other Western powers have tried to establish control over the region's resources and commerce, while at the same time working to prevent the spread of communism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1241 GER

Summary: Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion. Henry then marries Anne of Cleves, a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2009

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Summary: This program presents the history of Internet phenom eBay; discusses the Web site's feedback system, the key to its unprecedented success; and examines the devastating impact eBay has had on antique and collectible shops. The program also exposes two vulnerabilities that have come with that success: stock prices that fluctuate with the slightest stumble in company performance, and government's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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