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Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives tolink his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUZZI, JOSEPH LUZ

Summary: Tells the saga of the ill-fated 1928 Arctic expedition headed by Italian Unberto Nobile. After the crash of their dirigible, Italia, the survivors huddle in their makeshift red canvas dwelling, desperately sending out S.O.S. signals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Yates, Brock

Summary: "Genius? Tyrant? Power broker? Enzo Ferrari is the impressively researched, fully detailed biography of one of the most powerful men of the twentieth century. Brock Yates penetrated Ferrari's inner circle and reveals everything, from his early days in the town of Modena to his bizarre relationship with his illegitimate son; from his fanatic passion for speed to his brilliant marketing of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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Summary: Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks, some even 1700 years before him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Levi, Lia

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "1938, Italy. Six-year-old Lia loves to build sandcastles at the beach and her biggest problem is her shyness and quiet, birdlike voice -- until prime minister Mussolini joins forces with Hitler in World War II, and everything changes. Now there are laws saying Jewish children can't go to school, Jews can't work, or go on vacation. It's difficult for Lia to understand why this is happening to...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LEV

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LEVI LEV

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED LEV

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED LEV

Krensky, Stephen

Summary: Discover the inspiring story of Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, inventor, and engineer of the Italian Renaissance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEO

Hoelterhoff, Manuela.

Summary: A wickedly funny look at opera today - the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos - and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career. In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the circuit with Cecilia Bartoli, the young mezzo-soprano who has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 HOE

Williams, Jake

Summary: The award-winning author and illustrator behind Darwin's Voyage of Discovery and Really Remarkable Reptiles turns his attention to the Renaissance man: Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was a master of art, architecture, engineering, mathematics and more. Discover his relationship with the natural world, his futuristic inventions and the breadth of his artistic skill in this spellbinding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pavilion Children's Books 2022

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Pelzer, Richard B.

Summary: "Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation - here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.76 PEL

Dell'Olio, Mario.

Summary: "Letters from Italy is a story of true love that spans an ocean. Against all odds, an orphaned girl and a young dreamer find solace in a romance sparked by a single photo and years of transatlantic letters. From a tiny Italian town in pre-WWII to New York City in her golden age, hopeful immigrants take a chance at living the American dream. Set on the Puglian coast, a world comes alive with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rose Writing 2022

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

Hollingsworth, Mary

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was an era of dramatic political, religious, and cultural change in the Italian peninsula, witnessing major innovations in the visual arts, literature, music, and science. Princes of the Renaissance charts these developments in a sequence of eleven chapters, each of which is devoted to two or three princely characters with a cast of minor ones--from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.1 HOL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1999

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

King, Ross

Summary: "The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings-the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381.45 KIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381.45 KIN

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In this sequel to A Child Called "It" answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered and F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble--and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1997

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Lev, Elizabeth.

Contents: Prologue: Christmas cannons -- The education of an Amazon -- Childhood's end -- The countess-in-waiting -- Triumphal parade to Rome -- Courtiers and conspiracies -- The Riario dynasty -- The fairest in the realm -- The birth of Athena -- The lean years -- Center stage -- The retort at Ravaldino -- The spoils of war -- Fanning the flames -- Blinded by love -- Avenging fury -- Intrigue and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SFORZA, CATERINA LEV

Berglund, Bruce R.

Summary: "During World War II, a group of homesick Polish soldiers took in an orphaned bear cub and named him Wojtek. As the bear cub grew, he became friends with the soldiers, lifting their spirits as he learned to imitate them around camp. Later, Wojtek was helpful by carrying many heavy shells during a large battle in Italy. Learn how Wojtek showed his courage in battle and earned the rank of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2024

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Nadeau, Barbie Latza

Summary: "The untold stories of the women who have risen to prominence and notoriety in the male-led culture of the Italian Mafia. For as long as it has gripped our imaginations, the Mafia has been tied to an ingrained image of masculinity. We read about "made men," "wiseguys," and "goodfellas" leading criminal organizations whose culture prizes machismo, with women as ancillary and often-powerless...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.106 NAD

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: "He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio da Vinci

Trinchieri, Camilla

Summary: "Set in the heart of Tuscan wine country, Camilla Trinchieri's new mystery introduces Nico Doyle, a former NYPD homicide detective who's just looking for space to grieve when he finds himself pulled into a local muder investigation. Mourning the loss of his wife, Rita, former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the wine-soaked region of Chianti. Half-Italian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRI

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DA VINCI, LEONARDO ISA

King, Ross

Summary: An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320.1092 KIN

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 576.5 ISA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DOUDNA, JENNIFER ISA

Geda, Fabio

Summary: An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

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