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Ackerman-Leist, Philip

Summary: Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote--making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 ACK

Meno, Joe

Summary: "Between Everything and Nothing is an epic, nonfiction narrative based on Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal's true-life journey from the unjust political system of their homeland in Ghana through the chaos of the United States' failing immigration system. Before ever meeting, both men fled the inhumane social policies of modern-day Ghana, making the perilous odyssey through the jungles of South and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.705 MEN

De Giovanni, Maurizio

Summary: In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEG

Summary: Okey-dokey, watcha got here is the darkly humorous and utterly riveting third season. Ewan McGregor gives one heckuva performance in dual roles as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, Emmit Stussy, and his younger brother, Ray, a potbellied parole officer with a big chip on his shoulder. The only bright spot in Ray's life is Nikki, a not-so-good woman with brains, beauty and a passion for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FAR

Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: An investigation into the disputed cause of death of black activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody in Waller County, Texas, after a routine traffic stop by state trooper Brian Encinia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kleinknecht, William

Summary: Since Ronald Reagan left office--and particularly after his death--his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator. This carefully calibrated image is complete fiction, argues journalist William Kleinknecht. The Reagan presidency...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 KLE

Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Carter, Jimmy

Summary: President Carter has written importantly about his spiritual life and faith. In this book, he offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 CAR

Miller, Scott

Summary: "Presents an account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DULLES, ALLEN MIL

Guerrero, Jean

Summary: Charts Stephen Miller's rise to power in the Trump administration, drawing from more than one hundred interviews with his family, friends, adversaries, and government officials, as well as years of reporting from the U.S. border.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 GUE

Summary: One government service after another has been turned over to private business for a profit. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports examine a whistleblower's tale of military housing contracts gone awry as Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Eric Nalder reveals what happens when one private contractor drops the ball. In addition, Bill Moyers talks with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Carter, Jimmy

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 306.0973 CAR

Jackson, Anthon.

Summary: "The Rough Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast" is the second edition of this best-selling guide. Now in full colour, the book covers both the city of Naples and the surrounding region in equal detail. It includes a detailed account of the city itself, with in-depth reviews of all the sights, the best hotels, restaurants and nightlife, as well as all the colour maps you need to get around. It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 NAP

Bennett, Martin Wilmott.

Summary: Make your trip to southern Italy unforgettable with illustrated features, 14 maps, and nearly 200 color photos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL EUROPE

De Giovanni, Maurizio

Summary: Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. As one of the world s greatest tenors, Maestro Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many, but with the livelihoods of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEG

Summary: A family epic spanning four decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. Focusing on two brothers, Nicola and Matteo, the film incorporates defining events in Italy's history, including the hippy movement, the flood of Florence, the Red Brigades, Mafia scandals, kidnapping and political assassinations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2006

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

De Giovanni, Maurizio

Summary: In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione, it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting, and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2016

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De Giovanni, Maurizio

Summary: They've made a fresh start at the Pizzofalcone precinct of Naples. They fired every member of the investigative branch after they were found guilty of corruption. Now, there's a group of detectives, a new commissario, and a new superintendent. The new cops immediately find themselves investigating a high-profile murder that has the whole town on edge. Heading the investigation is Inspector...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEG

De Giovanni, Maurizio

Summary: This is Naples as you've never seen it before. A chaotic, shadowy city full of ominous echoes and dark alleyways where each inhabitant seems too absorbed by his or her own problems to give a damn about anybody else. And that is exactly what makes it possible for a cold, methodical killer to commit his atrocious crimes largely undisturbed, to merge with the crowd as if he were invisible. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEG

Summary: Death In a strange country. The body of a young man found floating in a Venetian canal has been stripped of all valuables, except for a very visible packet of cocaine. When the man is identified as a health inspector at the U.S. military base in nearby Vicenza, Brunetti's boss Patta gets worried about political reverberations and is eager to dismiss the case as a drug-related murder.--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bavaria Media 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DON

Mayes, Frances

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions--from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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Hofstadter, Dan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.573 HOF

Summary: Through a glass darkly : The Venetian island of Murano is known for its artisans who specialize in the traditional craft of glass making. When the owner of a glass factory is found murdered, Commissario Brunetti uncovers a connection between the colorful, filigree glass products that he made and some very toxic poisons. How else to explain the colorful slime containing arsenic oozing out from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bavaria Media 2013

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