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Benge, Janet

Summary: When he became God's smuggler, Brother Andrew (1928-) was already familiar with risk. As a boy, the intrepid Andrew van der Bijl joined the Dutch Resistance against the Nazi occupation. As a young man, he fought eagerly in the Dutch East Indies -- until the horror of war turned the adventure seeker to a life of alcohol and desperation. Redeemed by God, the Dutchman became a daring messenger of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Applebaum, Anne

Summary: Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 APP

Wurmbrand, Richard.

Summary: "This classic story of amazing faith in shocking circumstances has been updated for a new generation. Its message remains urgent and relevant: thousands of Christians are still persecuted and tortured around the world today, suffering solely for their belief in Jesus Christ. Richard Wurmbrand endured months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 272 WUR

Brabazon, James.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Syracuse University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHWEITZER, ALBERT BRA

Megellas, James.

Summary: What World War II Lieutenant Megellas's memoir lacks in narrative force and elegance it makes up for in its unvarnished contribution to the historical record. Megellas was a senior at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis. during the Pearl Harbor attack; barely six months later, he had reported for duty and soon was enlisted in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Landing in Italy on the eve of the Anzio...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2003

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

Unger, Miles.

Summary: "The life of perhaps the most famous, most revolutionary artist in history, told through the stories of six of his magnificent masterpieces"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI UNG

Meyer, Michael

Summary: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe it was the words of President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! that brought the Cold War to an end. Meyer disagrees, and in this compelling account, explains why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0009 MEY

Gabis, Rita

Summary: "Gabis follows the trail of her grandfather's collaboration with the Nazis--a trail riddled with secrets, slaughter, mystery, and discovery"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

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

Nadler, Steven M.

Summary: "This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority--sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death--to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world ... Heretics! tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times in a vivid new way. Crisscrossing Europe as it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Greengrass, Mark

Summary: "This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Bikont, Anna.

Summary: "The devastating story of Jedwabne, which was the basis of Jan Gross's controversial Neighbors (2001). Based on the author's encounters with witnesses, survivors, murderers, and their helpers between 2000 and 2004, The Crime and the Silence raises important questions about the responsibility of Poles for the Holocaust"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TERESA

Alzo, Lisa A.

Summary: Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting-- and challenging-- journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3437 Alzo

Contents: Disc 1: The other Europe: deep roots of diversity -- Formative migrations: Mongols to Germans -- Clashing Golden Ages, 1389-1772 -- The great crime of empires: Poland divided -- The origins of nationalism, 1815-1863 -- The Age of empires, 1863-1914 -- disc 2: Jewish life in the shtetl -- World War I: destruction and rebirth -- From democrats to dictators, 1918-1939 -- Caught between Hitler and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 947 HIS

Rosenberg, Tina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 ROS

Coyle, Harold

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COY

Jankowski, Tomek

Summary: "Eastern Europe! is a brief and concise (but informative) introduction to Eastern Europe and its myriad customs and history... This book is a gateway to understanding both what unites and separates Eastern Europeans from their Western brethren, and how this vital region has been shaped by, but has also left its mark on, Western Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 JAN

Summary: From Budapest to Bucarest, Joseph seeks the surprising and the little-known, as well as hits the highlights as he hop-scotches his way through some of the best and undiscovered of Europe. Along the way there's always time for a taste of the region's culinary gems and to take time to share a drink and a chat with the locals. Join Joseph on a colorful kaleidoscope of adventures in the heart of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.9604 HUN

Wilkins, Veronica B.

Summary: "In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Europe. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pogo 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940 WIL

Summary: Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL EUROPE

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "George Eastman was a pioneer! He changed the way people took pictures. Read this book to find out how he did it and learn more about his life. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & innovators series to learn about other great minds that shaped history, "--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Kershaw, Alex.

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Summary: Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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Demi.

Summary: A biography of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TER

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TER

Frigiola, Heather

Summary: Mythical creatures are cultural artifacts--creations of the human imagination from all around the world. From terrifying monsters to sacred mystical beasts, weird-looking humanoids, magical birds, and many other fantastic beings, the mythological creatures in this book are sure to enchant and amaze! Discover myths and legends spanning from ancient times to modern day from every corner of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Feather 2019

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