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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

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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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

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: NAWS 2006

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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

Aleksievich, Svetlana

Summary: "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded in them--a trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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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 Adult 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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FEUCHTWANGER, E.J. FEU

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

Kugler, Olivier

Summary: "Documents in graphic novel format the experiences of Syrian refugees housed in camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, and England. Based on interviews and photographs by the author during his work as Communication Officer for theorganization Doctors Without Borders"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Pennsylvania State University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 KUG

Lambert, Ray (Arnold Ray)

Summary: "Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day."--Publisher's description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 946 ORW

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

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2006

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

Best, Mat

Summary: "Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship. Beginning as a teenager in a military family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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