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Lucas, Jack

Summary: A candid combat memoir recalls the battlefield exploits of a seventeen-year-old Marine Corps private, whose selfless actions at the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima not only saved his companions, but also led to him becoming the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUCAS, JACK H. LUC

Willink, Jocko

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Willink, the task unit commander, planned and executed the strategy for Task Unit Bruiser, which had huge impact in the 'Battle of Ramadi'. Babin, as commander of Charlie Platoon (one of two SEAL platoons in Task Unit Bruiser) led countless combat...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 303.3 WIL

Matthews, Stephen R.

Summary: By the time Stephen Matthews was six years old, he had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from Nazi-occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Hitler's Third Reich. This memoir is told through Stephen's own experiences as well as writings from his mother's diaries and previously unpublished photos of historical significance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MATTHEWS, STEPHEN R. MAT

Aleksievich, Svetlana

Summary: "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 ALE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 ALE

Friedman, Matti

Summary: "Describes the author's harrowing experiences manning a remote Israeli outpost with a regiment of other young soldiers, during a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s that foreshadowed other unwinnable conflicts in the Middle East,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRIEDMAN, MATTI FRI

Summary: Tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown bring their war experiences to life, how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Cohen, Bevin.

Summary: "Just a few generations ago we were a nation of seed savers because it was essential to our survival. Many of us have lost touch with this ancient practice, but the knowledge is still inside each and every one of us just waiting to be unlocked. As the demand for locally grown food increases, the demand for local seed is not far behind. After all, food is only as local as the seed that grows it....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Small House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 631.5 COH

Shelton, Paula Young

Summary: Paula Young Shelton grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.1196 SHE

Ayubi, Durkhanai

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Summary: "Authentic Afghan recipes with family narratives and stunning photography. Parwana tells one family's story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart. Author Durkhanai Ayubi's parents, Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, fled Afghanistan with their young family in 1987, at the height of the Cold War. When their family-run restaurant Parwana opened its doors in Adelaide, Australia...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc. 2021

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Chandler, Owen R.

Summary: "Experience the battlefields of Iraq through the eyes of an army chaplain. Army chaplain Owen Chandler tells the stories of the men and women serving our country in combat zones around the world -- a life few of us know, but thousands of Americans experience every day. As an "embedded presence of hope" Chandler candidly describes the struggle to hold onto faith and hope amid the brutalities of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chalice Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANDLER, OWEN CHA

Klarsfeld, Beate

Summary: "The memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, political activists best known for hunting Nazis"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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

Tunnell, Michael O.

Summary: "In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day's entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 TUN

Kor, Eva Mozes

Summary: Eva Mozes Kor and her twin Miriam were ten years old when they were subjected to the medical experiments of the Auschwitz Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. The story of their fight for survival, recovery, and forgiveness are told again and updated here in this new edition with interesting details and important context in a new afterword. Eva turned her triumph over pain and suffering into a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc. 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 KOR

Patterson, James

Summary: A powerful collection of never-before-told war stories crafted from hundreds of interviews by James Patterson and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 355.0092 PAT

Summary: At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele (The Angel of Death), forced her to dance for his amusement. This dance saved her life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Brennan, John O.

Summary: Brennan pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Central Intelligence Agency, describing the selfless, patriotic, and invisible work of the women and men involved in national security. He also examines the insularity, arrogance, and myopia that have, at times, undermined its reputation in the eyes of the American people and of members of other branches of government. He brings the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRENNAN, JOHN O BRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRENNAN BRE

Fowler, Susan J.

Summary: "The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley history--and what came after. In 2017, twenty-five-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LPB FOWLER FOW

Judah, Tim

Summary: "From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front--the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.086 JUD

Willink, Jocko

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: With their first book, Extreme Ownership (2015), Jocko Willink and Leif Babin challenged readers to become better leaders, better followers, and better people in both their professional and personal lives. Now, Jocko and Leif dive deeper into finding balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions. Mastering the Dichotomy of Leadership requires understanding...

Format: text

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

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Summary: "In a collection of more than 150 original pieces created by members of POPS (Pain of the Prison System) the Club around the country, high-school students express their sorrow, confusion, anger, bewilderment, hopes, and dreams through poetry, essays, haiku, rap lyrics, drawings, paintings, photos, and collages. They tell stories that reflect different circumstances and experiences, but all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Out of the Woods Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.8 DRE

Summary: The book, titled One Cup at a Time: Why a Gaggle of Geezers Gathers Every Monday Morning to Solve the World's Problems, tells the stories of the coffee meet-up's 11 members. It features a foreword by former governor Jennifer Granholm, and it spans some of the most pivotal moments of the 20th Century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MB Books 2016

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

May, Katherine

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: In anticipation of her 38th birthday, Katherine May set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She wanted time alone, in nature, to understand why she was having so much trouble coaching with everyday life; why motherhood had been so overwhelming and isolating; and why the world felt full of expectations she couldn't meet. She was also reeling from a chance encounter with a voice on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2021

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Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: NAWS 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.29 NAR

Summary: Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on her journey of survival of the Holocaust. Also includes Gerda Klein's Academy Award acceptance speech.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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

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