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Summary: This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2001

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

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Summary: While rival drug cartels warred in the streets, the Columbian national soccer team took a rapid rise to glory, with Andres Escobar its inspirational captain. Meanwhile the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, pioneered "Narco-soccer". After a mistake by Andres led to a loss at the 1994 World Cup, less than ten days later he was gunned down outside a bar, a tragedy documented in this thriller...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: ESPN Home Entertainment 2010

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

McCarthy, Andrew C

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Cash, Wiley

Summary: Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Harding, Luke

Summary: "December 2016. [the author] and former Moscow bureau chief, quietly meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele in a London pub to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's Russia connections. A month later, Steele's now-famous dossier sparks what may be the biggest scandal of the modern era. The names of the Americans involved are well-known--Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, George...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 HAR

Tanenbaum, Robert.

Summary: While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island's north shore. Karp's battles against the city's corrupt politicians are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from Boston College. The tide quickly changes, however, when Marlene...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS TAN

Smith, Jay M.

Summary: "Examines athletic-academic corruption at UNC-Chapel Hill and in NCAA athletics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 SMI

Sepetys, Ruta.

Summary: In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SEP

Kennedy, Robert F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.168 KEN

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Traces the life of Fannie Sellins, a union activist who traveled the nation promoting fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in the garment and mining industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2016

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

Derks, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Derks, Scott.

Contents: v. 1. The working class -- v. 2. The middle class -- v. 3. The upper class -- v. 4. Their children -- v. 5. Americans at war -- v. 6. Women at work -- v. 7. Social Movements -- v. 9. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War -- v. 10. Sports & recreation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2000

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3 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Tanenbaum, Robert.

Summary: "A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen's union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAN

Bower, Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5314 BOW

Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.774 NEE

Summary: An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ON

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Paterson, Katherine.

Summary: Jake and Rosa, two children, form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2006

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Paterson

Zieger, Robert H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.88 ZIE

Perkins, John

Summary: John Perkins' job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States -- from Indonesia to Panama -- to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U.S. corportations, such as Halliburton.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2005

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Goodman, Matthew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7103 GOO

Summary: Through eyewitness and insider accounts, this program tells the story of the Labour Party's most successful leader, Prime Minister Tony Blair-- a man who is ruthless, confident, and sacrificed part of his domestic agenda for a foreign policy that almost destroyed him. This program provides the first authoritative television analysis of Blair's decade in office and the legacy he leaves to his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2007

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