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Katz, Jonathan M.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "A groundbreaking journey tracing America's forgotten path to global power-and how its legacies shape our world today-told through the extraordinary life of a complicated Marine. Smedley Butler was the most celebrated warfighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, "The Fighting Quaker" went-serving in nearly every major overseas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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Summary: Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Biddle, Daniel R.

Summary: Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CATTO, OCTAVIUS BID

Gandhi, Arun.

Summary: "At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

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

Valentine, Sarah

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VALENTINE, SARAH VAL

Tieck, Sarah

Summary: Readers will learn facts about Pennsylvania's history, cities, land features, animals, industries, sports, famous people, and more.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.8 TIE

Summary: In a continuous monologue, former death-row inmate Nick Yarris tells the story of how he was charged with the murder of a woman in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, sentenced to death, and, after twenty-one years behind bars, exhonerated based on DNA evidence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe

Summary: A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUTTER, THOMAS D APT

Gray, Edward G.

Summary: "The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GRA

Simon, Rachel

Summary: A woman spends a year with her mentally challenged sister.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SIMON SIM

Crawford, Arlo.

Summary: "An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living. The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm--seventy-five acres tucked in a hollow in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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Aronson, Amy

Summary: "Crystal Eastman was a central figure in many of the defining social movements of the twentieth century -- labor, feminism, internationalism, free speech, peace. She drafted America's first serious workers' compensation law. She helped found the NationalWoman's Party and is credited as co-author of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). She helped found the Woman's Peace Party -- today, the Women's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EASTMAN, CRYSTAL ARO

Carles, Emilie

Summary: Translation of: Une soupe aux herbes sauvages.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rutgers University Press 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.97 CAR

Guha, Ramachandra

Summary: This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We see how in each of these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA GUH

Summary: Looks at the mystique surrounding chef and restaurateur Georges Perrier at the time leading up to the closing of his iconic Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec-Fin, which in Perrier's own estimation was the last true French restaurant in the U.S.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

McElhinney, Ann

Summary: In 2013 Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. Gosnell is currently serving three life sentences (without the possibility of parole) for murdering babies and patients at his "House of Horrors" abortion clinic. This book--now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois &...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 MCE

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Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 1989

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: GEN 917.48 Muller

Loughery, John.

Summary: "After a middle-class Republican childhood and a few years as a Communist sympathizer, Dorothy Day converted to Catholicism and became an anomaly in American life for almost fifty years. As an orthodox Catholic, political radical, and a rebel who courted controversy, she attracted three generations of admirers. Day went to jail challenging the draft and the war in Vietnam. She was critical of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAY, DOROTHY LOU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Day 2020

Mills, Stephanie

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWANN, BOB MIL

Sokolove, Michael Y.

Summary: "The true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 VOLPE, LOU SOK

Bowden, Mark

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.811 BOW

Bowden, Mark

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 974.811 BOW

Tran, Phuc

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRAN, PHUC TRA

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZAK

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