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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Summary: "Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack--the Warner brothers--turned a storefront that used a sheet for a screen into a dream factory rooted in the credo of educate, entertain and enlighten. In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker (and Harry's granddaughter) Cass Warner Sperling tells a story of sibling rivalry, social conscience, and the silver screen."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Sichol, Lowey Bundy

Summary: "Today, Nike is the biggest athletic shoe company in the world, but a long time ago runner and businessman Phil Knight started out with just an idea. Find out more about Nike's history, how the business grew, and the role that marketing playing in this illustrated nonfiction book!" -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 338.7 SIC

Urwand, Ben

Contents: Hitler's obsession with film -- Enter Hollywood -- "Good" -- "Bad" -- "Switched off" -- Switched on -- Epilogue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 URW

White, Adam.

Summary: "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WHI

Garon, Jon M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384.83 GAR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial tanner and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 675.23 PET

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founder of Microsoft, discusses the history of the company, and describes the charitable works done by him and his wife through their foundation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 GAT

Dickinson, Joan D.

Summary: Presents a biography of the math whiz kid who grew up to co-found Microsoft, the world's leading computer software firm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 1997

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GATES DIC

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Denby, David

Summary: A selection of essays by a prestigious New Yorker film critic examines the art, business and future of America's troubled movie industry, exploring topics ranging from "fandom" and the work of critics James Agee and Pauline Kael while evaluating how the global marketplace is threatening film with increasing demands for spectacle and digitalization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 DEN

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: Describes the early lives of Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, explains how they built their business, and discusses their later life and the causes they support.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 338.7 MAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB MAT

Summary: Explores the hidden history of the American exploitation film. From the tents of carnie roadshows of the early 20th century to "Nudie Cuties," blood-soaked gore fests, biker flicks, blaxploitation and beyond. Looks at the films, the filmmakers, shysters and hustlers who made it all happen. Includes over 2 hours of outtakes, classic grindhouse trailers, and long lost, never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Speck, Gregory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 791.43 SPE

Maltin, Leonard

Summary: "In Hooked on Hollywood, Maltin opens up his personal archive to take readers on a fascinating journey through film history. He first interviewed greats of Hollywood as a precocious teenager in 1960s New York City. Early Maltin interviews had literally been stored in his garage for more than 40 years until GoodKnight Books brought them to light for the first time in this volume to entertain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GoodKnight Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 MAL

Speck, Gregory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carol Pub. Group 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 SPE

Demuth, Patricia.

Summary: "Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stanley, Timothy.

Summary: "To most Americans, Hollywood activism consists of self-obsessed movie stars making transparently liberal films in a desperate bid for Academy Award glory. There's some truth in that stereotype. But celebrity activism also exerts a subtle power over the American political process. Through money, networking, and image making, the movie industry has shaped the way that politics works for nearly a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 STA

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