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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,...

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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.

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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

Klarsfeld, Beate

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: MB Books 2016

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

Dronfield, Jeremy

Summary: "In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2018

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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

Eid, Kassem

Summary: Kassem Eid survived arrest in al-Assad's regime, a chemical weapons attack that shocked the world, and the siege of a city where he fought with the Syrian rebel army. This is his story--a unique and powerfully moving testimony for our times, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni. On August 21, 2013, Kassem Eid nearly died in a sarin gas attack in the town of Moadamiya. At least 1,500 people...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EID, KASSEM EID

Feuchtwanger, E. J.

Summary: "An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor. Watching events unfold from his window, Edgar bore witness to the Night of the Long Knives, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht. Jews were arrested; his father was imprisoned at Dachau. In 1939 Edgar was sent on his own to England, where he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2017

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Golembesky, Michael

Summary: "Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab,...

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GOL

Graber, Alan L. (Alan Lee)

Summary: Diabetes happens in a life that already has a story. This book, composed of nearly forty personal narratives, based on taped interviews, about the lives of actual patients with diabetes, draws upon the collective experience of an endocrinologist and two nurse practitioners who worked together for twenty-five years. The people who describe their experiences with diabetes range from teenagers to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2010

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 616.4 GRA

Mills, Travis

Summary: "Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant Travis Mills, one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation, shares the story of his remarkable recovery"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MILLS, TRAVIS MIL

Orwell, George

Summary: Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Will Johnson & Dog's Tail Books 2015

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Young, Matt

Summary: Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then not one, not two, but three deployments to Iraq. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating, and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 YOUNG, MATT YOU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B YOUNG YOU

Summary: The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking; a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: "What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must rank as one of the greatest maritime evacuations in history. A third of a million British soldiers were facing annihilation but just days later the majority had been rescued and Churchill had delivered his most famous speech. Vowing never to surrender. This gripping drama/documentary from the BBC offices a unique perspective and a true understanding of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DUN RATED NOT RATED

Summary: Documents the stories of American men and women who heeded the call for military service in Afghanistan and Iraq and the challenges they faced upon their return home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRO

Delgado, Jason

Summary: "The memoir of Jason Delgado, a US Marine scout sniper and MARSOC's first lead sniper instructor. The fight for Jason Delgado's life and soul began when he was just a boy. He ultimately escaped the death and drugs of a crime-riddled Bronx by way of the United States Marine Corps. However, after earning his way into the esteemed ranks of the service's famed Scout Snipers, Delgado saw that old...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DELGADO, JASON DEL

Powers, Ron

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 POW

Simon, Marie

Summary: Follows the true story of a young Jewish woman who vanished into the city and lived under an assumed identity, relying on safe houses, foreign workers, and communists in order to survive in World War II Berlin.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIMON, MARIE SIM

Walls, Jeannette.

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Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

Blackmon, Jimmy F.

Summary: A "never-before-told true story of an army aviation task force during combat in the Afghan War, told by the commanding officer who was there. Set in the very valleys where the attacks of 9/11 were conceived, and where ten Medals of Honor have been earned since that fateful day the war began, the narrative races from ferocious firefights and bravery in battle to the quiet moments where the...

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

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