Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Resendez, Andres

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery-and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history It began with a secret mission, no expenses spared. Spain, plotting to break Portugal's monopoly trade with the fabled Orient, set sail from a hidden Mexican port to cross the Pacific--and then,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Larson, Denise R.

Summary: The stories of the companions of Samuel de Champlain, the families who lives, worked, survived, and endured life at an isolated trading post in the strange New World-- these stories add flesh to the dry bones of the history of the seventeenth-century Age of Exploration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clearfield Co. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3714 LAR

Smee, Sebastian

Summary: "Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 SME

Compagnon, Antoine

Summary: "In A Summer with Montaigne, Compagnon invites his readers to join him as he strolls through Montaigne's key contributions to our understanding of what is good and worthwhile in life. This book, then, serves as both an introduction to Montaigne for readers unfamiliar with his work and a refresher for those who are already acquainted with his unique brilliance, vitality, and timeliness....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 844.3 COM

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Gear, W. Michael.

Summary: Black Shell, an exile banished by his people for cowardice, prepares to lead a small band of warriors to kill the Kristianos, while explorer Hernando de Soto tricks the ancient Nations into slavery through his lies and ambition for gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEA

Shorto, Russell.

Summary: In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library made an astounding discovery: 12,000 pages of centuries-old correspondence, court cases, legal contracts, and reports from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2004

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gre

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gregory 2009

Spike, John T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abbeville Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.5 SPI

Summary: This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 708.4 MUS
Call number: DVD 708.4 MUS

Lacey, Josh.

Summary: Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hunt for buried treasure after tracking down a journal written by John Drake, a young relative of Sir Francis Drake, on a voyage to Lima in 1577. Includes biographical information on John and Francis Drake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2012

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Geis, Patricia

Summary: Discover the magnificent art of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance master, through this newest addition to the popular Meet the Artist! series. Leonardo's full range of work, from his exquisite paintings and sculptures to his brilliant inventions and codes, is included in this pop-up activity book. Flaps, cutouts, and pull tabs invite young readers and budding artists to engage in a hands-on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Architectural Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 GEI

Quilligan, Maureen

Summary: "A leading Renaissance scholar shows in this revisionist history how four powerful women redefined the culture of European monarchy in the glorious sixteenth century. Library Journal "Books and Authors to Know: Titles to Watch 2021" Sixteenth-century Europe was a time of destabilization of age-old norms and the waging of religious wars-yet it also witnessed the remarkable flowering of a pacific...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2021

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Gallagher, Jim

Summary: A biography of the wealthy Spaniard who came to the New World to seek glory and who was the first European to reach the Mississippi River in 1541.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2000

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB DESOTO GAL

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir brings her Tudor Queens series to a close with the remarkable story of Henry VIII's sixth and final wife, who manages to survive him and remarry, only to be thrown into a romantic intrigue that threatens the very throne of England. Having sent his much-beloved but deceitful young wife Katheryn Howard to her beheading, King Henry fixes his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Enrigue, Alvaro

Summary: A 1599 Roman tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo represents the way the world changed in their times, in a novel that goes from the execution of Anne Boleyn to Mexico after the conquest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ENR

Shafak, Elif

Summary: "From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey's preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Gregory, Philippa.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Encore/Simon & Schuster Audio 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lester, Toby.

Summary: Recounts the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and how the drawing represents the momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEONARDO DA VINCI Lester

Cornick, Nicola

Summary: 1560: Amy Robsart is trapped in a loveless marriage to Robert Dudley, a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Surrounded by enemies, Amy hatches a desperate scheme to escape-- one with devastating consequences that will echo through the centuries. Present Day: When Lizzie Kingdom is forced to withdraw from the public eye in a blaze of scandal, she encounters Johnny Robsart, whose fate will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Back to Top