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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2004

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

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

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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

Swaby, Rachel

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Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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Summary: In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Roesser, Marie

Summary: "The impact of the Norman Conquest in England can't be overstated. After William of Normandy conquered the Anglo-Saxons in 1066, the very culture of England changed, from the social structure to the written language. This carefully researched and accessible volume explains the Normans' strategy, significant events on and off the battlefield, and the key figures to know about this momentous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 942.02 ROE

Chadwick, Elizabeth.

Summary: Fictionalizes the life of William Marshal, who is appointed tutor to Prince Henry, heir to the throne, after he rescues the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, but William quickly learns of the dangers that are attached to his reward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Porter, Darwin

Summary: One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame--Tennessee Williams for A Streetcar Named Desire; Gore Vidal for his notorious homosexual novel, The City and the Pillar; and Truman Capote for Other Voices, Other Rooms, a book that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Set in the early 20th century, this classic family comedy follows the efforts of a husband and wife as they try to maintain control in a home with 12 children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Cheaper 2004

Whyte, Jack

Summary: "Some men strive for greatness. And some men find themselves thrust into the role of their nation's saviors. Such are the two heroes who reshaped and reconfigured the entire destiny of the kingdom of Scotland. Wallace the Braveheart would become the only legendary, heroic, commoner in medieval British history; the undying champion of the common man. The other, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHY

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

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

Dittrich, Luke

Summary: In the late 1930s, in asylums and hospitals across America, a group of renowned neurosurgeons worked to develop and refine a new class of brain operation--the lobotomy--that they hoped would eradicate everything from schizophrenia to homosexuality. These "psychosurgeons," as they called themselves, occupied a gray zone between medical research and medical practice, and ended up subjecting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 DIT

Prather, Marla.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Gallery of Art 1994

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.13 SYL

Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WAL

Ribowsky, Mark

Summary: After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's most compelling and popular star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS RIB

Greenidge, Kerri

Summary: "This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Co. 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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Fountain, Henry

Summary: "In the tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in recorded history in North America--the 1964 Alaskan earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and obliterated the coastal village of Chenega--and the scientist sent to look for geological clues to explain the dynamics of earthquakes, who helped to confirm the then controversial theory of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 551.2 FOU

Newman, Alfred

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Leo Feist Inc. 1956

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1 available in Sheet Music, Call number: SHM

Haney, Bill

Summary: A memoir containing chapters on Elmore Leonard, Ernie Harwell, Sue Marx, Lt. Milo Radulovich, Joe Dumars, Denise Ilitch, J.P. McCarthy, Carl Oglesby, Jennifer Granholm, Jack Kevorkian, George Pierrot, Tom Wilson, Charlie Gehringer, Ron Monchak, Bill Davidson, and Ed Cole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seattle Book Company 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HAN

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 920 HAN

Summary: Chronicles the lives and careers of Harold Michelson, a storyboard artist and production designer, and his wife Lillian, a film researcher, who eloped to Hollywood in 1947 and worked for six decades, their combined filmography totaling hundreds of movies for which their contributions went mostly uncredited.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Burroughs, William S.

Summary: Presenting a glimpse into the private life of the misunderstood writer, this collection of letters from the 1960s and 1970s reveals the era in which Burroughs became an influential artistic and cultural leader beyond the literary world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816.54 BUR

Summary: Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors' works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that show how the Beats became the dominant...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2000

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

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

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