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Steel, Lewis M.

Summary: "The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending or hostile courts. In fact, after writing a feature for The New York Times Magazine entitled "Nine Men in Black Who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEEL, LEWIS STE

Huang, Eddie

Summary: A Taiwanese-American rebel restaurateur chronicles his rise to success from his difficult childhood in the American South to his decision to embrace all he had learned about food in his father's restaurants and his mother's kitchen to create his own culinary identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HUANG, EDDIE HUA

McGovern, Robert

Summary: An NFL linebacker-turned-military prosecutor presents an insider's look at the Iraq War, sharing his decision to join the military, his relationships with soldiers and citizens he has befriended, and his arguments in support of the conflict.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 McGOVERN, ROBERT MCG

Tannen, Deborah

Summary: "A New York Times bestselling author traces her father's life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to bustling New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell. Long before she was the acclaimed author of a groundbreaking bookabout women and men, and praised by Oliver Sacks as having "a novelist's ear for the way people speak," Deborah Tannen was a little girl who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Group 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TANNEN, ELI SAMUEL TAN

Plaskin, Glenn.

Summary: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 PLA

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Summary: In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia, and child abuse are dealt with in New York City by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Fowler, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Penguin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOWLER, RUTH FOW

O'Neill, Alexis

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who used his skills as a reporter and photographer to call attention to the poor living conditions in the slums of New York City in the late nineteenth century.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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

Summary: Paul and Jamie Buchman are a neurotic couple living in Manhattan with their equally interesting friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Marnell, Cat

Summary: "From Cat Marnell, 'New York's enfant terrible' (The Telegraph), a candid and darkly humorous memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America--and that's all most people knew about her. But she hid a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARNELL, CAT MAR

Summary: Tony is an undereducated Brooklyn teenager who is bored with his daytime job. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

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

Summary: Sampson is a lion on display at a zoo in New York City's Central Park, and he holds court over all the other animals, including Nigel, a testy koala bear; Larry, a dumb but well-meaning snake; Kazar, a wildebeest with a passion for choreography; Bridget, a bright but cynical giraffe; and Benny, a squirrel who is good friends with Sampson and is trying to romance Bridget without much success....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY WIL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD W

Yandolino, Frank.

Summary: "Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969. This memoir is an account of his life as a hippie, art director, entrepreneur, manager, and screenwriter (as well as various other hats he wore in the creative industry.)"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2016

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

Summary: After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Master Splinter, their sensei, is struggling to keep them together. He becomes worried when strange things begin brewing in New York City. Tech-industrialist tycoon Max Winters revives four ancient stone warriors and enlists the help of the foot clan to help capture ancient monsters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY TMN

Bolden, Tonya.

Summary: Based on an actual memoir written by Maritcha Remond Lyons, who was born and raised in New York City, this poignant story tells what it was like to be a black child born free during the days of slavery. Everyday experiences are interspersed with hight-point moments, such as visiting the U.S.'s first world's fair. Also included are the Draft Riots of 1863, when Maritcha and her siblings fled to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2005

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

Summary: FBI agent Jack Malone and his dedicated team of The Missing Persons Unit are on the case. These investigators track down missing persons by using advanced profiling techniques. Victims include a self-help guru, a soldier home from war, a college coach, a billionaire's family and children on a hijacked school bus.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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

Shopsin, Tamara

Summary: "'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHOPSIN, TAMARA SHO

Summary: Season 4 of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef takes you into the mind of Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, best-selling author of "Blood, bones, and butter", as she runs her restaurant, explores her roots in Pennsylvania, and ventures to Rome and Milan, all the while retracing the inspiration for her culinary career ad exploring what it truly means to cook, think, create,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 GAB

Hearth, Amy Hill

Summary: Reveals the little-known story of Elizabeth Jennings, a young African American woman whose refusal to leave a segregated Manhattan streetcar in 1854 led to a court case that marked a victory in the fight to desegregate New York's public transportation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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

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Summary: Larry Daley is a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. As a last resort, Larry applies for a job as a night shift security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse causes the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life at night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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