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Sullivan, Mark T.

Summary: "Based on a true story, Pino Lella is forced to enlist as a German soldier and recruited to become the personal driver for Hitler's left hand in Italy. With the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: A poor fisherman named Cenzo comes across a girl's body, floating in the lagoon. He carries her into his boat and soon discovers that she is very much alive, and very much in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family who has been captured and deported by the Nazis, Guilia is on the run after she was found hiding in a local hospital. Cenzo decides it's the right thing to do to help her escape,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Smith 2016

Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: In a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice in 1945, a fisherman finds a young woman floating in the lagoon and chooses to protect the Jewish woman rather than hand her over to the Nazis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC SMI

Moorehead, Caroline

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In the late summer of 1943, when Italy broke with the Germans and joined the Allies after suffering catastrophic military losses, an Italian Resistance was born. Four young Piedmontese women—Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca—living secretly in the mountains surrounding Turin, risked their lives to overthrow Italy’s authoritarian government. They were among the thousands of Italians who joined the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MOO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MOO

Robson, Jennifer

15 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Hiding from the Nazis in the guise of a Christian farmer's wife, a Jewish woman is met with suspicion by a Nazi official who harbors a vendetta against the former seminary student posing as her husband.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: "The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared "that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction," The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SMI

Wallace, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1978

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 940.53 WOR

Chiofalo, Rosanna

Summary: In the fields around Tuscany in summertime, sunflowers grow in profusion--wave upon wave of gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky. But for Signora Maria Ferraro, the bright yellow blooms carry only bitter memories. Though she loved them as a child, sunflowers have come to represent the most painful episode of her life. Not even her cherished daughter, Anabella, knows what...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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Castellani, Christopher

Summary: One of the few remaining men in the village of Santa Cecilia during the Second World War, Vito Leone falls in love with the daughter of the town's most powerful family despite their disapproval and seeks to prove himself when Germany seizes control.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Sullivan, Mark T.

3 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. Hés a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music, food, and girls but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SUL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION SUL

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: "A French village ... chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The series follows the lives of the villagers during the war as their lives become irrevocably changed by the German occupation and its aftermath. The Germans arrive in June 1940; the occupation will go on for five years and will reveal the strengths, weaknesses and secrets of the characters as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2018

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

Delaney, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arms and Armour 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5421 DEL

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "This is the true story of one man's bravery, ingenuity, and daring determination as he trekked thousands of feet up in the mountains. Readers will learn about the struggles Sven Somme endured as he eluded 900 German soldiers set out to capture him."--Publisher's website.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.53 CHA

Barrow, Randi G.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ivan has escaped from the siege of Leningrad, but when the town he has taken refuge in is occupied by Hitler's troops, he sees his chance to help the partisans he has met--and to rescue two German shepherd puppies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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

Robbins, David L.

Summary: A duel between two World War II snipers during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Russian is Vasily Zaitsev, a Siberian peasant who runs the Red Army's sniper school. He does such a good job, the Germans dispatch master sniper SS Colonel Heinz Thorvald.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SEB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Modiano, Patrick

Summary: Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris. The epigraph to his first novel, among the first to seriously question Nazi collaboration in France, reads: "In June 1942 a German officer goes up to a young man...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

Summary: This French drama chronicles the impact of World War Ii German occupation on a small village in central France.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2016

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

Furst, Alan

Summary: "After the Nazi victory over Poland in 1939, thousands of Poles were sent to Germany as slave laborers. From inside enemy territory, they found ways to get valuable information to resistance fighters in France. Paul Ricard, a French writer of detective novels, is drawn in to working in the resistance, as a spy against the Reich, and is charged with getting the information from the Polish...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FUR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FUR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FUR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FUR

Poldermans, Sophie

Summary: "This is the astonishing true story of three teenage Dutch girls, Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen, that has inspired many throughout the world. When Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in World War II, these girls took up arms against the enemy by seducing high-ranking Nazi officers, luring them into the woods and killing them. They provided Jewish children with safe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SWW Press 2019

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

Hesse, Monica

Summary: In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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