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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning--a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering, hope, love, and the power of literature to inspire and heal the most devastating loss.Where do we turn when we lose everything? Joseph Luzzi found the answer in the opening of The Divine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperWave 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 851.1 LUZ

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRE

Storey, Kate

Summary: Drawing from conversations with family members, friends, neighbors, and household and security staff, this multigenerational story of the Kennedy family as seen through their Hyannis Port compound on Cape Cod provides a sweeping history of an American dynasty that has left an indelible mark on the nation's politics and culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Swift, Will

Summary: Fresh interpretation of the ambassadorship of Joseph Kennedy and explores the intricate, often shifting relationships among Kennedy, Chamberlain, Churchill, and Roosevelt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KENNEDY FAMILY Swift

Smith, Jean Kennedy

Summary: The last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy presents an intimate portrait of her family's shared life that describes how her parents would encourage their children to discuss current events, forge a strong work ethic, and appreciate the sacrifices of their ancestors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KENNEDY SMI

Schwarcz, Luiz

Summary: "A literary sensation in Brazil and now a global publishing event, Luiz Schwarcz's wise and tender memoir bravely interrogates the story of his own ordeal of depression in the context of a family story of murder, dispossession, and silence-the long echo of the Holocaust across generations When Luiz Schwarcz was a child, he was told little about his grandfather and namesake Láios-"Luiz" in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHWARCZ, LUIZ SCH

Nguyen, Viet Thanh

Summary: "The highly original, blistering, and unconventional memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer, which has now sold over one million copies worldwide. With insight, humor, formal invention, and lyricism, in A Man of Two Faces Viet Thanh Nguyen rewinds the film of his own life. He expands the genre of personal memoir by acknowledging larger stories of refugeehood,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press,an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NGU

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NGUYEN, VIET THANH NGU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B NGUYEN NGU

Geha, Joseph

Summary: "Immigrant children first speak the language of their mothers, and in Toledo, Ohio's Little Syria neighborhood where I grew up, the first place you'd go to find your mother would be the kitchen. There, my mom took special pride in the traditional Syro-Lebanese food she cooked. Kitchen Arabic is a compilation both of her recipes and of the family stories that came with them. It is as much a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Georgia Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 GEH

Leamer, Laurence.

Summary: Focuses on Joseph P. Kennedy's sons and grandsons in the years following the assassination of JFK and features an account of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life as remembered by ten of his closest friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KENNEDY FAMILY LEA

Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth.

Summary: Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff frequently visited Rosemary Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister. Why? Koehler-Pentacoff’s aunt, Sister Paulus Koehler, a Franciscan nun, was Rosemary’s devoted caregiver at St. Coletta in Jefferson, Wisconsin for fifteen years and her driver and travel companion for over thirty. The resulting book, which will be will be the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bancroft Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROSEMARY KOE

McNamara, Eileen

Summary: Examines the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, covering her Stanford education, her inspirational relationship with her sister Rosemary, her advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens, and her role as founder of the Special Olympics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHRIVER, EUNICE KENNEDY MCN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B SHRIVER MCN

Kim, Joseph

Summary: "A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage. Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy's normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KIM KIM

Summary: Follow actor Warwick Davis as he uncovers the story of the Ovitz family, a troupe of Jewish dwarf entertainers who were experimented on and tortured by the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAR

Summary: Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentine family and follows them to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. The family welcomes the doctor into their home and entrusts their young daughter to his care, unaware that he is a notorious war criminal. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring "the German doctor" to justice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GER

Kennedy, Caroline

Summary: A selection of more than 300 images collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (many never seen before) that capture the formative years of a uniquely American dynasty and detail the family's progress as it grows from a pair of turn-of-the-century newlyweds into a populous, vibrant clan of hopeful young men and women on the brink of their brilliant destinies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KENNEDY FAMILY KEN

Nasaw, David.

Summary: Draws on exclusive access to the subject's records to offer insight into his shrewd financial talents and considerable ambition for his family, discussing the controversies surrounding his character and his role in several mainstream political events.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, JOSEPH P. NAS

Wallach, Diana Rodriguez

Summary: In Fall River, Massachusetts, home to New England's infamous Bridgewater Triangle, Tessa must prove her brother innocent of murdering his girlfriend's parents with an axe, a mystery that proves all too close to the Lizzie Borden murders one hundred years earlier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WAL

Summary: Television miniseries chronicling the lives of the Kennedys during the 1960s. Dramatizes the scandal, tragedy, public greatness and private frailty of America's first "royal" family during one of the most momentous decades in history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kennedys Production (Ontario), inc. 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KEN

Fraser, Rebecca

Summary: From acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser comes a vivid narrative history of the Mayflower and of the Winslow family, who traveled to America in search of a new world. The voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history. But the poorly-equipped group of English Puritans who ventured across the Atlantic in the early autumn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Hist US Fraser

Colletta, John Philip

Summary: Genealogical and historical information about George F. Ring, his brother Joe and Joe's wife Barbara Ring. Joseph was born in 1832 in France and married Barbara Miller. Their children were Magdalena, Anna, Joseph, George F., John M., Peter and Michael. Joseph's brother George F. was born in 1834 in France and married Catherine Hill. The "Rolling Fork tragedy" refers to a fire that occurred...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Direct Descent 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 COL

Jackson, Buzzy.

Summary: "In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JAC

Bonelli, Charlotte

Summary: "This remarkable collection of letters between German Jews trapped in Nazi Germany and their relatives in the United States offers rare insights into the challenges of an average American family responding to desperate requests for refuge and aid"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale Univ Pr 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Biden Owens, Valerie

Summary: "A memoir from Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden's younger sister, trusted confidante and lifelong campaign manager. Valerie, one of the first female campaign managers in United States history, writes of the role of family, faith, and fate in shaping her life, and the power of empathy and kindness in the face of turmoil and division. Growing Up Biden details Valerie's decades-long professional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BIDEN OWENS, VALERIE BID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BIDEN BID

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