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Deng, Ming-Dao

Summary: When I was a boy, I didn't get specific lessons on how to live. I got stories. If I asked why I had to believe some concept, a person like my grandmother might reply with something like, "This is the true because of what happened to the Yellow Emperor," and then the story would follow. What intrigues me is that this habit hasn't changed even after China's revolution, rapid modernization,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc. 2018

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Man, John

Summary: The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951 MAN

O'Connor, Jane.

Summary: Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931 OCO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 931 OCO

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951 OCO

Summary: "Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EMP

Burman, Edward

Summary: Traces the discovery of the famed terracotta warriors against a backdrop of what is currently known about the Qin Dynasty, offering scholarly insights into the surprising theories about the creation of the Qin Emperor's remarkable third-century B.C.E. mausoleum.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 931 BUR

Capek, Michael.

Summary: "Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931 CAP

O'Connor, Jane.

Summary: One day in 1974, farmers in China were digging a well. Suddenly they found something. Was it a rock? No. It was a part of a life-size clay soldier. There was a whole army of clay soldiers buried right below the farmers' feet! Who made the clay army and why? Find out in this exciting true story about the first emperor of China.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931.04 OCO

Dean, Arlan.

Summary: Describes the history of the Inca civilization and the discovery of the city of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 931.04 Dean

Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
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Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Summary: In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2007

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Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC

Sonneborn, Liz.

Summary: Read about the ancient civilization of China.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931 SON

Su, Tong

Summary: "In Peach village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learned to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faced a bleak future until she met Qiliang, an orphan who offered her his hand in marriage. Then, one day, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labor on a project of terrifying ambition and scale - the building of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SU

Lewis, Mark Edward

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.22 LEW

Waterfield, Robin

Summary: "Dividing the spoils" revives the memory of Alexander's Successors, whose fame has been dimmed only because they stand in his enormous shadow. In fact, Alexander left things in a mess at the time of his death, with no guaranteed succession, no administration in place suitable for such an enormous realm, and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his 'empire'. The Successors consolidated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938.07 WAT

Summary: They employed a brutality which is staggering by today's standards. A fresh look at some of the world's most fascinating, iconic, and truly ruthless leaders, how they came to power and stayed in power, how they treated their subjects, friends and family, demonstrated battlefield leadership and achieved transformations at home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NonFic A

Price, Sean.

Contents: Introduction : war and revenge -- My youth -- Taking charge -- Crossing the Alps -- Rome learns to fear me -- Cannae -- Stalemate and decline -- Defending Carthage -- After the war -- Hannibal timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Raintree 2014

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

Holmes, Kirsty

Summary: The Shang Dynasty was the earliest recorded dynasty in China. It was in power for less than 600 years, but they ruled during great advances in math, art, astronomy, and military technology. If life was so great during this time, why did the Shang Dynasty end? Invasion is one main reason that readers learn about in this compelling volume, full of information about the civilization the Shang...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931 HOL

Bailey, Linda

Summary: "In this third book in the Time Travel Guides series, the three Binkerton siblings go back in time to 1st century CE China! Amid the chaos of their arrival, little Libby slips away, hitching a ride to the capital city. Soon she is dining with nobility and rubbing elbows with the emperor himself! The twins, Josh and Emma, on the other hand, are mistaken for barbarian spies and are pursued...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2019

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McInerney, Jeremy

Summary: Twenty-four lectures delivered by Professor Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania explores the life, times and impact on the ancient world of Alexander the Great. Also discussed are the culture and civilization of the Hellenistic Age.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 938 MCI
Call number: CD 938 PART 1
Call number: CD 938 PART 2

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: "Jack and Annie are about to meet the fiercest warriors of all--the soldiers of the ancient Roman legion! When the magic tree house whisks them back to a ROman army camp, they learn their mission: Be like warriors. That is easier said than done--Roman soldiers are the best fighters in the world! When Jack and Annie find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, they're in big trouble....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED MTH 31

Fisher, Leonard Everett.

Summary: A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1986

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 931 FIS

Contents: The first Greek historians: Hecataeus and Hellanicus, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius -- The late Roman republic: Julius Caesar, Nepos, Diodorus Siculus, Sallust -- The early Roman principate: Augustus and after: Livy, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Velleius Paterculus, Josephus, Saint Luke -- The second century A.D.: Plutarch, Tacitius, Suetonius, Appian, Arrian -- The late Roman...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner's 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 GRA

O'Connell, Robert L.

Summary: Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 937.04 OCO

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