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Shaara, Jeff

3 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow inflicted at Pearl Harbor, but is determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known "code breaker" who cracks the Japanese military encryption. Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's key subordinates are Admiral...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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McCarter, Jeremy

Summary: "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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

Holub, Joan

Summary: Learn all about artists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for creators-in-training!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HOL

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
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Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 4

Summary: A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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

Mattick, Lindsay

Summary: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Mattick 2016

Stabler, David

Summary: Forget the gold medals, the championships, and the undefeated seasons. When all-star athletes were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was such a troublemaker that his family sent him to reform school. Race-car champion Danica Patrick fended off bullies who told her "girls cant drive." And football superstar Peyton Manning was forced to dance the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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Chadwick, Elizabeth.

Summary: Fictionalizes the life of William Marshal, who is appointed tutor to Prince Henry, heir to the throne, after he rescues the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, but William quickly learns of the dangers that are attached to his reward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Summary: Murder!: Based on the novel and play called Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson. It was Hitchcock's third all-talkie film. When a woman (Norah Baring) is convicted of murder, one of the men selected to serve on the murder trial jury (Herbert Marshall) believes the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime and takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Madacy Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Alfred 2010

O'Brien, Anne

Summary: Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, seeks a strong husband to keep her hold on the vast lands that have made her the most powerful heiress in Europe. But her arranged marriage to Louis VII, King of France, is made disastrous by Louis's weakness of will and fanatical devotion to the Church. Eleanor defies her husband by risking her life on an adventurous Crusade, and even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBR

Weir, Alison.

Summary: The author harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England's most passionate and destructive royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Penman, Sharon Kay

Summary: The Christian ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem following the First Crusade, Baudouin IV, struggles to hold his throne despite political intrigue, personal health risks, and the growing threat of Saladin and his army.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEN

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

Penman, Sharon Kay.

Summary: "Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England's ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king's beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John's attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales--and Llewelyn--Joanna must...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PEN

Mattick, Lindsay.

Summary: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL
1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAT

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC MAT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAT

Franklin, Ruth.

Summary: What is the difference between writing a novel about the Holocaust and fabricating a memoir? Are Holocaust writings, by their very nature, exempt from criticism and interpretation? Do narratives about the Holocaust have a special obligation to be truthful--that is, faithful to the facts of history? Is a fictional account of the Holocaust, in the words of Elie Wiesel, "an insult to the dead"? In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 FRA

Kleinman, Paul

Summary: Presents an introduction to philosophy, covering the origins of the discipline, some of the major figures of the past, and philosophical issues which still continue to be debated in the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 100 KLE

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

Ewen, Pamela Binnings

Summary: Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Coco Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich's High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, she wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EWE

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

Robb, Candace M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mysterious Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Webb, James.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: BDD Audio 1999

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WEB

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