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McRaven, William H. (William Harry)

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 170 MCR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 170 MCR

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 MCR

McRaven, William H. (William Harry)

Summary: Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having orchestrated some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in Paris, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCRAVEN, WILLIAM H MCR

Summary: Morning glory: A small-town community-theatre actress comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom. She amuses a producer and a playwright with her naiviete. Partly out of sympathy, the playwright arranges for her to understudy a troublesome theatrical star. When the star walks out on opening night, the young actress goes on to triumphant success. She is warned not to let it go to her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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

Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: Brings to life a fulcrum moment in American history--the tense, feverish first one hundred days of FDR's presidency, when he and his inner circle completely reinvented the role of the federal government in response to the Crash of 1929 and its consequences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 Coh

Williams, Marjorie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.3 WIL

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

Fullilove, Michael

Summary: Documents the lesser-known role of the President and five influential diplomats in overturning American isolationist beliefs and pulling the country into World War II, citing the reports that led to America's support of Great Britain and Russia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D FUL

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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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

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Summary: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Swaby, Rachel

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

Croke, Vicki.

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Summary: The story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants in 1920's Burma transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic World War II hero known as Elephant Bill.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 CRO

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

Croke, Vicki.

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Summary: "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Summary: Examines the work of two biologists, Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, who have dedicated their lives to the reversal of biological aging.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Structure Films 2015

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

Maxwell, Robin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAX

Bradley, James.

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 359.4 BRA

Bradley, James

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 359.4 BRA

Bradley, James

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359.4 BRA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 BRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 Bradley 2009

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 GOO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 GOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 Goodwin 2013

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

Summary: Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the 'muckraking' press Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.91 GOO

Cowan, Geoffrey

Summary: A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.97 Cowan 2016