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Murphy, William M.

Summary: Not for God and Country is a true and definitive war story written by a decorated Marine who survived some of the harshest combat of the long, cruel Vietnam War. Learn why young Americans were sent to fight and die in a distant land because of decisions made before most of them were born. Experience the daily physical and emotional battles faced as an unlikely mix of young Marines are turned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Koehlerbooks 2021

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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

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 DIT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 DIT

Fisher-Alaniz, Karen.

Summary: On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading them, and the more she read, the more she discovered about the man she never knew and the secret role he played in WWII. With painful memories now at the forefront of his thoughts, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54867 FIS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54867 FISHER, MURRAY WILLIAM ALA

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

Moyle, Franny

Summary: The extraordinary life of J.M.W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TURNER, J.M.W. MOY

Kunstler, William

Summary: Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler examine the life of their late father, radical civil rights lawyer William Kunstler.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WIL

Marsden, James

Summary: David Sumner, a successful screenwriter, returns with his wife Amy to her childhood home in the South, but inadvertently antagonizes the locals, especially Amy's former boyfriend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE STR

Williams, Terrie M.

Summary: Bringing the contemporary environmental landscape to life, "The Odyssey of KP2" is also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable personality never falters, even as his fate hangs in the balance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.7923 WIL

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Looks at the making of the Oxford English dictionary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 423 WIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 423.092 WIN

Winchester, Simon.

Summary: Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 423 WIN

Summary: Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MR.

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mr. 2015

Brown, David Blayney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellfleet Press 1990

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.4 BRO

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Pr

Hamilton, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TURNER, J.M.W. HAM

Summary: Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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

Butlin, Martin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barrie & Rockliff 1962

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.2 BUT

Ginzburg Carignani, Silvia

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arch Cape Press 1990

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.2 GIN

Contents: Part One: lecture 1. Shakepeare's wavelengths -- lect. 2. The multiple actions of A midsummer night's dream -- lect. 3. The form of Shakespear's sonnets -- lect. 4. Love in Shakespeare's sonnets -- lect. 5. Love and artifice in Love's labor's lost, and Much ado about nothing -- lect. 6. As you like it -- lect. 7. The battles of Henry VI -- lect. 8. Richard III and the renaissance -- Part Two:...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHA
Call number: DVD 822.33 SHA PART 2

Murphey, Sallyann J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hearst Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 MUR

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

Bryant, Jennifer.

Summary: From the Publisher: A Junior Library Guild Selection. Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Williams 2008

Klaussmann, Liza

Summary: A tale based on the real-life inspirations for Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night finds expats Sara and Gerald Murphy sharing freewheeling days, hosting parties and hiding heartbreaking secrets in the 1920s French Riviera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown, and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KLA

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

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