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Summary: It's long been known that German soldiers used methamphetamine called Pervitin in the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the other side of the story: the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did total war unleash the world's first pharmacological arms race? Historian James Holland quests to dig deeper and unearth the truth behind the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: This film is the first feature-length documentary about how health care professionals actively implemented and covered up the tortures in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and the CIA Black Sites. The film shows how the torture of detainees could not continue without the assistance of these American doctors. The little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts and portrayed through staged...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shelter Island 2013

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DOC

Röder, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freedom Pub. 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.086 ROD

Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Lajimodiere, Denise K.

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Summary: Education professor Denise Lajimodiere's interest in American Indian boarding school survivors stories evolved from recording her father and other family members speaking of their experiences. The journey to record survivors stories led her through the Dakotas and Minnesota and into the personal and private space of boarding school survivors. While there, she heard stories that they had never...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Dakota State University Press 2019

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Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Philip Cumbus is the King of Navarre and Michelle Terry is the Princess of France in this performance of Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599. True to the play's original Renaissance staging and costume, this production is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful Shakespeare's comic arsenal-excruciating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Markel, Howard.

Summary: The astonishing account of the decades-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted. The author discusses the physical and emotional damage caused by the constant use of the then-heralded wonder drug, and of how each man ultimately changed the world in spite of it--or because of it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2011

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

Summary: But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, Romeo and Juliet is arguably the best-loved of all love stories in Western literature. The play's masterful combination of lyricism, suspense, and dramatic changes of mood is dramatized by an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Bernstein, Arnie.

Contents: A community in Michigan -- Andrew P. Kehoe -- Dawn of a decade -- New man in town -- The Bath Consolidated School -- A growing storm -- Electricity -- A school, a farm -- The valley of the shadow of death -- Requiems -- In the matter of the inquest as to the cause of death of Emery E. Huyck, deceased -- Summer -- Tulips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Michigan Press 2009

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Summary: As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: disguises and love notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire and full-on slapstick, and running throughout it all, passion! This staging-performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599-spotlights Naomi Frederick, Jack Laskey, Laura Rogers, Jamie Parker, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Bernstein, Arnie.

Contents: A community in Michigan -- Andrew P. Kehoe -- Dawn of a decade -- New man in town -- The Bath Consolidated School -- A growing storm -- Electricity -- A school, a farm -- The valley of the shadow of death -- Requiems -- In the matter of the inquest as tothe cause of death of Emery E. Huyck, deceased -- Summer -- Tulips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Michigan Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.424 BER

Glover, Lorri

Summary: Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609--the largest fleet England had ever assembled--and sailed into the teeth of a storm.... The inspiration for Shakespeare's The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.21 GLO

Phillips, Kevin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.928 PHI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.928 Phillips

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Summary: The true story of the most notorious pediphile priest in the modern history of the Catholic church. Amy Berg travels to Ireland where Father Oliver O'Grady now lives free under church protection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2007

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

Summary: In the first program, each actor comments on the major scenes of the play, and, through excerpts from productions that range from the silent film era to the modern stage, we see various interpretations of those scenes. Trevor Nunn then interviews each actor about the source of his interpretation. The program includes both traditional and avant-garde productions.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1900

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Summary: This work-the only Shakespeare tragedy considered to have its roots in the classics-is a study in contradiction. Though it is about the character of Brutus, it has Caesar as its dominant figure. This and other complexities and themes of the drama are investigated through the performance of key scenes by noted Shakespearean experts from the Shakespeare Centre and the Shakespeare Institute,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Kenneth Branagh takes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the Renaissance Theatre Company. The exemplary cast includes Richard Briers as Malvolio, Frances Barber as Viola, Caroline Langrishe as Olivia, Christopher Ravenscroft as Orsino, and James Saxon as Sir Toby Belch. The original music for this production is by Paul McCartney and Pat Doyle.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Is there a Shakespeare lover who does not know this superb film? Two entire generations were introduced to Shakespeare by this expansive production, which is as fresh and dramatic and deeply touching today as when first it ushered in the contemporary style of Shakespearean production and taught us to see the vast and rich panoply beyond the lines of Shakespeare's Henry V.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Shakespeare's tragic story of love, family feud, and double suicide is a masterwork woven with conflict, crisis, and counterstroke. In this program, prime scenes are dramatized and Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespearean experts Russell Jackson and Robert Smallwood dissect them and their major topics and themes. Discussed are the play's popular appeal; the importance of the balcony scene as core to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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