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Summary: From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have shaped the world we live in. How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? This series answers those questions in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2019

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

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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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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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Golway, Terry

Summary: "The inspiring story of an unlikely political partnership--between a to-the-manor-born Protestant and a Lower East Side Catholic--that transformed the Democratic Party and led to the New Deal In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Democratic Party was bitterly split between its urban machines--representing Catholics and Jews, ironworkers and seamstresses, from the tenements of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.2736 GOL

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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

Hemingway, Ernest

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 HEM

Hemingway, Ernest

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1985

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 818 HEM

Smee, Sebastian

Summary: "Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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Fraser, Antonia

Summary: "Antonia Fraser's memoir of growing up is not only an attempt to recapture the experiences of her Oxford childhood and youth -- in Shakespeare's phrase, to 'call back yesterday, bid time return.' It is also a chronicle of the progress of her love of history since her first discovery of it as a private pleasure when she was a child in the 1930s--her history, as she believed it to be, for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRASER, ANTONIA FRA

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

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Boeselager, Philipp Leopold Antonius Hubertus

Summary: Follows Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager and his fellow officers as they begin to understand the horrors perpetrated by the Third Reich and decide that they must assassinate the Führer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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

Nicholson, Dorinda Makananalani Stagner.

Summary: "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 NIC

Muller, Peter Paul

Summary: A story of the South African lawyer Bram Fischer who defended Nelson Mandela and other members of his group during the Rivonia Trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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

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Summary: In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with a dashing air force pilot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WEL

Summary: A lovely gesture - a bouquet of roses - from husband to wife becomes the catalyst for a clash of long-repressed emotion. Their son has just come back from war, but is caught in the middle of their conflict.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

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

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

Mandela, Nelson

Summary: Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANDELA, NELSON MAN

Summary: A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2000

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

Jaffe, Eric.

Summary: "From an 'illuminating and entertaining' (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 952.04 OKAWA, SHUMEI JAF

Haney, Bill

Summary: A memoir containing chapters on Elmore Leonard, Ernie Harwell, Sue Marx, Lt. Milo Radulovich, Joe Dumars, Denise Ilitch, J.P. McCarthy, Carl Oglesby, Jennifer Granholm, Jack Kevorkian, George Pierrot, Tom Wilson, Charlie Gehringer, Ron Monchak, Bill Davidson, and Ed Cole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seattle Book Company 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HAN

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

Summary: This PBS miniseries tells the epic history of oil ... how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Thompson, Laura

Summary: "The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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

Summary: Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mandella 2014

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