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Summary: Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Grandson of legendary Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and trained by Irving Penn to become a photographer, Nicholas' life changed drastically upon meeting a Tibetan master, one of the teachers of the Dalai Lama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

Barber, Terry

Contents: Gandhi's decision -- Early years -- Life in South Africa -- Gandhi's beliefs -- Life in India -- Gandhi's protests -- Gandhi's flame -- Glossary -- Talking about the book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA BAR

Hogan, Linda.

Summary: In this book, the author recounts her difficult childhood as the daughter of an army sergeant, her love affair at age fifteen with an older man, the legacy of alcoholism, the troubled history of her adopted daughters, and her own physical struggles since a recent horse accident. She shows how historic and emotional pain are passed down through generations, blending personal history with stories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.54 Hogan

Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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

Chopra, Deepak

Summary: Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to the United States, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHOPRA, DEEPAK & SANJIV CHO

Hajratwala, Minal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0491 HAJRATWALA, MINAL HAJ

Jaffrey, Madhur

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Zitkala 2011

McGinty, Alice B.

Summary: Documents the 1930 Satyagraha protest movement, describing how Gandhi led a twenty-four-day march to the sea to demonstrate against Great Britain's salt tax while offering insight into his beliefs about non-violent civil disobedience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Children's Pub. 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB GANDHI MCC

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Kuhn, Betsy.

Summary: This book follows Mohandas Gandhi's development of his nonviolent protest theories from his days as a young lawyer in South Africa to his later leadership in India. In a defining civil rights gesture Gandhi defied Great Britain's salt monopoly in India when he led a march to a beach and picked up a handful of salt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 954.035 KUH

Buttigieg, Pete

10 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city,"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BUTTIGIEG BUT

Summary: Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: While living in thered light district of Calcutta, documenting life in the brothels, New York-based photographer Zana Briski embarked on a project by which she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes and taught them photography, awakening within them hidden talent and creativity and giving them a means to transform their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion's Gate Home Entertainment 2005

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

Tindall, Gillian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt and Co. 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944 TIN

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Bri

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRIERLEY BRI

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home ... but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CURTIS, EDWARD EGA

Rosenstock, Barb

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the documentary photographer describes the disability that inspired Lange's photography career and her efforts to raise awareness about the unseen victims of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2016

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

Atkinson, Jay

Summary: Early on March 15, 1697, a band of Abenaki warriors in service to the French raided the English frontier village of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Striking swiftly, the Abenaki killed twenty-seven men, women, and children, and took thirteen captives, including thirty-nine-year-old Hannah Duston and her week-old daughter, Martha. A short distance from the village, one of the warriors murdered the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 ATK

Summary: Coffee is second only to oil as the world's most valuable traded commodity, but small-scale producers rarely profit from it. This program reveals the hardship and uncertainty faced by coffee farmers in Guatemala, and how many are taking steps to obtain better prices and build better lives. Analyzing the country's traumatic history and the lingering effects of its civil war, the video sheds...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Bangalore's booming IT business lures so many new professionals every year that a separate industry has sprung up to help them settle in. But Bangalore also has more than 1,000 slum areas, and that is where most newcomers, arriving from poverty-stricken rural villages, will end up. This program explains why so many of India's poor continue to migrate to cities like Bangalore, the challenges...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Jortner, Adam Joseph.

Summary: In 1806, a Shawnee known as Lalawauthika proclaimed himself Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door"), a spiritual leader in direct contact with the Master of Life. In the five years before the battle of Tippecanoe, Tenskwatawa used his spiritual leadership to forge a political pseudo-state, together with his twin brother Tecumseh. William Henry Harrison, meanwhile, built a power base in Indiana, rigging...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.5 JOR